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1961: 57 years later of the celestial celebrations

Claire Chu, Online, CC Spin, PR/Communications Editor

January 31, 2018

As the morning began with the ever-so-rare super blue blood moon, a chimpanzee was sent into space 57 years ago. On January 31, 1961, Ham the chimpanzee was sent into space by the United States and survived the journey. This plan was to test that a human could survive space flight with certainty....

2006 Disney buys Pixar

Josh Elliott

January 24, 2017

On January 24th, 2006, the animation empire Disney purchased Pixar studios for $7.4 billion. Pixar's innovations and pioneering of 3d animation set a new standard for the industry, and Pixar's previous films had won 19 academy awards including several best animated film awards. Disney had just begun...

1861 The Civil War begins

1861 The Civil War begins

April 12, 2016

From history.com --http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-civil-war-begins The bloodiest four years in American history begin when Confederate shore batteries under General P.G.T. Beauregard open fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina’s Charleston Bay. During the next 34 hours,...

1700 -April Fools tradition popularized

1700 -April Fools tradition popularized

April 1, 2016

From history.com -http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/april-fools-tradition-popularized On this day in 1700, English pranksters begin popularizing the annual tradition of April Fools’ Day by playing practical jokes on each other. Although the day, also called All Fools’ Day, has been...

1889 -Eiffel Tower opens

1889 -Eiffel Tower opens

March 31, 2016

From history.com -- http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower is dedicated in Paris in a ceremony presided over by Gustave Eiffel, the tower’s designer, and attended by French Prime Minister Pierre Tirard, a handful of other dignitaries, and 200 construction...

December 18: Mayflower docks at Plymouth Harbor

December 18: Mayflower docks at Plymouth Harbor

December 18, 2015

In 1620, the British ship Mayflower docked at modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, and its passengers prepared to begin their new settlement, Plymouth Colony.   from history.com  

This day in history: October 26

This day in history: October 26

October 26, 2015

1825: The Erie Canal officially opened. This waterway connecting the Great Lakes to the Hudson river greatly improved transport times from the coast to the continental U.S.

This day in history: March 3rd

This day in history: March 3rd

March 3, 2015

1931 - The Star Spangled Banner was officially adopted as the national anthem. Prior to this, several songs served as the US's nationalistic hymn; these songs included My Country 'Tis of Thee and Hail, Columbia 

This day in history: March 2nd

This day in history: March 2nd

March 2, 2015

1933 - The original version of King Kong debuted in New York City. This was one of the largest film events of the time and every one of the shows for the opening weekend were sold out. The tickets were between $.25 - $.75  and the movie grossed $90,000 over a ford day period....

This Day in History: Febuary 3

This Day in History: Febuary 3

February 3, 2015

2002- The New England Patriots shocked football fans everywhere by defeating the heavily favored St. Louis Rams, 20-17, to take home their first Super Bowl victory. Patriots’ kicker Adam Vinatieri made a 48-yard field goal to win the game just as the clock expired. As of Febuary 1, 2015, the Patriots have won a total of...

This Day in History: January 29

This Day in History: January 29

January 29, 2015

1936- The Baseball Hall of Fame inducted its first members in Cooperstown, New York. The first five members include Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson. Four of the five men attended the ceremony (excluding Matthewson who had previously passed away) which took place...

This Day in History: January 28

This Day in History: January 28

January 28, 2015

1986- The space shuttle Challenger lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida but tragically exploded only seventy-three seconds after departing. Thousands of people watched from the ground as millions more watch at home from their televisions. Sadly, there were no survivors of the explosion.