Category Archives: 20th Century

Historical Facts from 1901 to 2000 CE

January 18, 1993

On January 18, 1993, the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday was observed in all 50 states of the United States for the first time ever. Arizona, the last state to authorize the holiday, still didn’t want to, but did so … Continue reading

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January 12, 1998

On January 12, 1998, 19 European nations agreed to prohibit human cloning. The United States, Great Britain and Russia did not sign the accord. Russia said that technically if you combine bear DNA with human DNA, you weren’t actually cloning … Continue reading

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January 11, 1964

On January 11, 1964, after threats of lawsuits from the Tobacco Industry, US Surgeon General Luther Terry went ahead and issued the warning that smoking may be hazardous to a person’s health. He stated that smokers might get cancer and … Continue reading

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January 10, 1967

On January 10, 1967, Lester “Axe Handle” Maddox was inaugurated as the Governor of Georgia. I would like to say he was the last racist governor elected in Georgia, but I can’t. Sonny “Good Ol’ Boy” Perdue was elected in … Continue reading

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January 9, 1958

On January 9, 1958, NCAA Division I basketball team Cincinnati played Seton Hall and won the game 118 to 54. A point of interest has to be noted, future NBA Hall of Famer, Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati scored 56 points. … Continue reading

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January 8, 1998

On January 8, 1998, scientists announced that they had discovered that the galaxies were accelerating and moving apart. This was a huge announcement in the scientific community, as scientists, prior to this, believed that the mass and gravity of the … Continue reading

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January 7, 1998

On January 7, 1998, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky signed an affidavit denying she had an affair with US President Bill Clinton, thereby cementing her status as ‘side piece’ of the decade. Camilla Parker-Bowles demanded a recount, but lost … Continue reading

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January 2, 1906

On January 2, 1906, Willis Carrier received a US patent for the world’s first air conditioner. Soon afterward, the cult of Willis Carrier began in Jesup, Georgia. Acolytes were easily identified as they were usually smiling and saying, “It’s not … Continue reading

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December 29, 1949

On December 29, 1949, KC2XAK, Channel 24 of Bridgeport, Connecticut started broadcasting for the first time and it was the first ultrahigh frequency (UHF) television station that operated on a regular basis. The mind-control frequencies of UHF weren’t fully utilized … Continue reading

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December 26, 1982

On December 26, 1982, Time Magazine named the computer as the ‘Man of the Year’. In the 38 years since that provocative choice, computers have yet to sleep with a porn star, cheat on their wives, lie to the American … Continue reading

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