Archive for June, 2009

On This Revolutionary Day In History: June 30th

Posted in On This Revolutionary Day In History on June 30, 2009 by Ryan Shattuck

On this revolutionary day in history…

Mahatma Gandhi began his first hunger strike in India in 1924, a principle he learned from a supermodel he was dating at the time.

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On This Revolutionary Day In History: June 29th

Posted in On This Revolutionary Day In History on June 29, 2009 by Ryan Shattuck

On this revolutionary day in history…

Arkansas jumped on the education bandwagon in 1951, beginning with readin’ and writing’.

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On This Revolutionary Day In History: June 26th

Posted in On This Revolutionary Day In History on June 26, 2009 by Ryan Shattuck

On this revolutionary day in history…

Sacagawea, a Native American guide from the Shoshone tribe, killed and ate Meriweather and Lewis Clark in 1806, after leading them from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean.

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On This Revolutionary Day In History: June 25th

Posted in On This Revolutionary Day In History on June 25, 2009 by Ryan Shattuck

On this revolutionary day in history…

The L’Olympiade de la République began in 1796 in Revolutionary France as the first modern attempt at emulating the ancient Olympic Games, in addition to being the only Olympic Games to come with its own wine pairing.

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On This Revolutionary Day In History: June 24th

Posted in On This Revolutionary Day In History on June 24, 2009 by Ryan Shattuck

On this revolutionary day in history…

Chairman Mao Zedong, the Chinese Communist leader, suffered a heart attack in 1976 and was replaced by the succeeding Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra.

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On This Revolutionary Day In History: June 23rd

Posted in On This Revolutionary Day In History on June 23, 2009 by Ryan Shattuck

On this revolutionary day in history…

Friedrich Nietzsche sold the rights of his character “Übermensch” to DC Comics in 1885, which later became the inspiration behind the 1978 Christopher Reeve film, “Supermensch.”

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On This Revolutionary Day In History: June 22nd

Posted in On This Revolutionary Day In History on June 22, 2009 by Ryan Shattuck

On this revolutionary day in history…

Joseph Stalin and Nikita Khruschchev competed in an international baccarat championship, with all proceeds – and the corpse of Emily Dickinson – being donated to charity.

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