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1961: 57 years later of the celestial celebrations

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

January 31, 2018

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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. Ham had been trained by...

2006 Disney buys Pixar

Josh Elliott

January 24, 2017

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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 experimenting in the 3d...

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...

1700 -April Fools tradition popularized

1700 -April Fools tradition popularized

April 1, 2016

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From history.com -http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/april-fools-tradition-popularized On...

1889 -Eiffel Tower opens

1889 -Eiffel Tower opens

March 31, 2016

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From history.com -- http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower...

December 18: Mayflower docks at Plymouth Harbor

December 18: Mayflower docks at Plymouth Harbor

December 18, 2015

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In 1620, the British ship Mayflower docked at modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, and its passengers...

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...

This day in history: March 3rd

This day in history: March 3rd

March 3, 2015

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1931 - The Star Spangled Banner was officially adopted as the national anthem. Prior to this, sever...

This day in history: March 2nd

This day in history: March 2nd

March 2, 2015

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1933 - The original version of King Kong debuted in New York City. This was one of the largest film events of the t...

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...

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 m...

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 se...

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