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This Day in History: The First “Test Tube” Baby is Born

This Day in History: The First “Test Tube” Baby is Born

Daven Hiskey July 25, 2012 2

This Day In History: July 25, 1978 On this day in history, 1978, the first “test tube” baby, Louise Brown, was born weighing 5 lb. 12 oz. (2.6 kg) to Leslie and John Brown

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This Day in History: After Facing One Batter, Babe Ruth Punches an Umpire for Throwing Him Out of the Game. Ruth’s Replacement Then Throws a No-Hitter

This Day in History: After Facing One Batter, Babe Ruth Punches an Umpire for Throwing Him Out of the Game. Ruth’s Replacement Then Throws a No-Hitter

Daven Hiskey June 23, 2012 9

This Day In History: June 23, 1917 On this day in history, 1917, Babe Ruth was on the mound for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park against the Washington Senators.  He threw four

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Jim Gentile Becomes the First Major League Baseball Player to Hit a Grand Slam in Back to Back Innings

Jim Gentile Becomes the First Major League Baseball Player to Hit a Grand Slam in Back to Back Innings

Daven Hiskey May 9, 2012 2

This Day In History: May 9, 1961 Yesterday Josh Hamilton tied an MLB record with 15 other players, hitting four home runs in one game.  Something even more rare happened on this day in

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This Day in History: Martin Cooper Publicly Demonstrates the World’s First Handheld Mobile Phone

This Day in History: Martin Cooper Publicly Demonstrates the World’s First Handheld Mobile Phone

Daven Hiskey April 3, 2012 3

This Day In History: April 3, 1973 On this day in history, 1973, a Motorola employee, Martin Cooper, publicly demonstrated the world’s first handheld mobile phone by placing a call to Joel Engel, the

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February 4th: Mark Zuckerberg Launches Facebook

February 4th: Mark Zuckerberg Launches Facebook

Daven Hiskey February 4, 2012 4

This Day In History: February 4, 2004 On this day in history, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg launched a site called TheFacebook, that eventually became just “Facebook” after the company acquired the domain rights to facebook.com

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February 1: Alexander Selkirk is Rescued After Being Stranded on a Deserted Island for Four Years, This is Thought to Have Inspired Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe

February 1: Alexander Selkirk is Rescued After Being Stranded on a Deserted Island for Four Years, This is Thought to Have Inspired Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe

Daven Hiskey February 1, 2012 4

This Day In History: February 1, 1709 On this day in history, 1709, Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk was finally rescued from a deserted island he inhabited for over four years.  The island he found

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January 30: President Andrew Jackson Beats Richard Lawrence with a Cane After Lawrence Attempted to Assassinate Jackson

January 30: President Andrew Jackson Beats Richard Lawrence with a Cane After Lawrence Attempted to Assassinate Jackson

Daven Hiskey January 30, 2012 2

This Day In History: January 30, 1835 On this day in history, 1835, Richard Lawrence became the first known person to attempt to assassinate a U.S. President, attempting to fire two guns at Andrew

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January 23rd: One of the Last Instances of a “Testimony of a Ghost” Being Given Credence to in a U.S. Court Trial Takes Place in the Murder of Elva Zona Heaster

January 23rd: One of the Last Instances of a “Testimony of a Ghost” Being Given Credence to in a U.S. Court Trial Takes Place in the Murder of Elva Zona Heaster

Daven Hiskey January 23, 2012 1

This Day In History: January 23, 1897 On this day in history, 1897, Elva Zona Heaster was found dead in her home, apparently from natural causes.  Her body was discovered by a boy who

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January 19th: The Last Leader of the Fifth Monarchy Men is Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered in London

January 19th: The Last Leader of the Fifth Monarchy Men is Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered in London

Daven Hiskey January 19, 2012 2

This Day In History: January 19, 1661 On this day in history, 1661, Thomas Venner was hanged, drawn, and quartered.  Venner was originally a wine-cooper (someone who makes casks) before taking over leadership of

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January 17th: A B-52G Bomber Collides with Another Plane Over Spain, Dropping Four Nuclear Bombs on Accident

January 17th: A B-52G Bomber Collides with Another Plane Over Spain, Dropping Four Nuclear Bombs on Accident

Daven Hiskey January 17, 2012 4

This Day In History: January 17, 1966 On this day in history, 1966, at around 10:30 a.m. a B-52G Bomber collided with a KC-135 Stratotanker, accidentally scattering its payload of four nuclear bombs, 70-kilotons

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January 13th: Dr. William Brydon, One of the Only Survivors of the Massacre of Elphinstone’s Army That Included Over 16,000 People Killed, Safely Makes it to the Garrison in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

January 13th: Dr. William Brydon, One of the Only Survivors of the Massacre of Elphinstone’s Army That Included Over 16,000 People Killed, Safely Makes it to the Garrison in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Daven Hiskey January 13, 2012 1

This Day In History: January 13, 1842 On this day in history, 1842, Dr. William Brydon, who had part of his skull sheared off at the time, rode an exhausted horse into the British

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January 10th: Julius Caesar Makes His Historic, Illegal Crossing of the Rubicon at the Head of a Legion of Soldiers, Starting a Civil War Within Rome

January 10th: Julius Caesar Makes His Historic, Illegal Crossing of the Rubicon at the Head of a Legion of Soldiers, Starting a Civil War Within Rome

Daven Hiskey January 10, 2012 3

This Day In History: January 10, 49 BC On this day in history, 49 BC, Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon with a legion of his soldiers, which was against Roman law.  Specifically, Governors of

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January 5th: Alexandre Dumas Fights in His First Duel, During Which His Pants Fall Down

January 5th: Alexandre Dumas Fights in His First Duel, During Which His Pants Fall Down

Daven Hiskey January 5, 2012 2

This Day In History: January 5, 1825 On this day in history, 1825, on a bitter cold day, a young Alexandre Dumas, soon to be famed playwright and novelist and current son of Thomas-Alaxandre

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November 21: Two Frenchman Make the World’s First Untethered Manned Hot Air Balloon Flight

November 21: Two Frenchman Make the World’s First Untethered Manned Hot Air Balloon Flight

Verity November 21, 2011 1

This Day In History: November 21, 1783 In Paris, France, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d’Arlandes made the first untethered manned flight in a Montgolfier hot air balloon.  After several practice runs

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November 17: Earth’s First Successfull Landing of a Remote Controlled Roving Robot on Another Astronomical Object

November 17: Earth’s First Successfull Landing of a Remote Controlled Roving Robot on Another Astronomical Object

Daven Hiskey November 17, 2011 0

This Day In History: November 17, 1970 The Soviet Union successfully landed a remote controlled roving robot on the moon, making it the first roving robot from Earth to land on another astronomical object. 

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November 16th: LSD is First Synthesized by Dr. Albert Hofmann

November 16th: LSD is First Synthesized by Dr. Albert Hofmann

Daven Hiskey November 16, 2011 2

This Day In History: November 16th LSD, more technically known as Lysergic acid diethylamide was first synthesized on November 16th, 1938 by Swiss scientist Dr. Albert Hofmann.  Dr. Hofmann was working at the Sandoz

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