Category Archives: 20th Century

Historical Facts from 1901 to 2000 CE

September 18, 1971

On September 18, 1971, Momofuku Ando marketed the first Cup Noodle (Instant Ramen) and packaged it in a waterproof polystyrene container. Poor college students worldwide went “meh”, but bought them anyway because they were so cheap. Close Bookmark and Share This … Continue reading

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September 17, 1922

On September 17, 1922, Radio Moscow began transmitting. One of the first radio shows broadcasted on the new radio station was “101 uses for a potato”. Ninety-eight of the uses involved turning the potatoes into vodka.

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September 16, 1997

On September 16, 1997, Apple Computer Inc., named co-founder Steve Jobs as the interim CEO. He immediately ran out and had a black and white head shot taken that showed him looking intently at the camera while wearing a black … Continue reading

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September 14, 1965

On September 14, 1965, the TV series “My Mother The Car” premiered on NBC TV. It was cancelled after only a few weeks after its debut. So, when someone complains that TV today is just crap and why don’t they … Continue reading

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September 11, 1997

On September 11, 1997, Scotland voted to create its own Parliament after 290 years of mostly peaceful union with England. Why did they do it? It’s because the rest of England didn’t understand the true joy and performance art that … Continue reading

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September 10, 1945

On September 10, 1945, Mike the Headless Chicken was decapitated in Fruita, Colorado. He survived for another 18 months before he choked to death. Before his death, he did win two debates. One with a Flat Earther and the other … Continue reading

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September 9, 1908

On September 9, 1908, Orville Wright made the first 1 hour airplane flight at Fort Myer, Virginia. A gin and tonic was $2.00, but the peanuts and pretzels were added at no charge. Mr. Wright did complain that there was … Continue reading

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September 7, 1915

On September 7, 1915, toymaker Johnny Gruelle patented the Raggedy Ann doll. When he was asked why he created such a soft and friendly doll, he said it was because the china-head dolls were just creepy and prone to becoming … Continue reading

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September 2, 1901

On September 2, 1901, at the Minnesota State Fair, when Theodore Roosevelt was the Vice President he gave a speech where he said his most famous quote of “Speak softly and carry a big stick”. This was not his first … Continue reading

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August 29, 1991

On August 29, 1991, the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union suspended all activities of the Soviet Communist Party. Four months later, the Soviet Union would cease being the Soviet Union and revert back to calling itself Russia. It has … Continue reading

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