Blog Archives

Jan 6, 1838: Morse Demonstrates Telegraph

On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse’s telegraph system is demonstrated for the first time at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, New Jersey. The telegraph, a device which used electric impulses to transmit encoded messages over a wire, would

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Jan 6, 1912: New Mexico Joins the Union

On January 6, 1912, New Mexico is admitted into the United States as the 47th state. Spanish explorers passed through the area that would become New Mexico in the early 16th century, encountering the well-preserved remains of a 13th-century Pueblo

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Jan 6, 2001: Congress Certifies Bush Winner of 2000 Elections

Newsweek Cover – November 20, 2000 After a bitterly contested election, Vice President Al Gore presides over a joint session of Congress that certifies George W. Bush as the winner of the 2000 election. In one of the closest Presidential

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Jan 6, 1994: Skater Nancy Kerrigan Attacked

Olympic hopeful Nancy Kerrigan is attacked at a Detroit ice rink following a practice session two days before the Olympic trials. A man hit Kerrigan with a club on the back of her knee, causing the figure skater to cry

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. You have full control over the frequency of emails you receive, and you can unsubscribe at any time. We will NOT share your email address with anyone, ever!

Join 734 other followers

Member of The Internet Defense LeagueBloggers' Rights at EFF
  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.