It Happened On #38

Some somewhat interesting general knowledge events is today’s It Happened On

It happened on November 5 1994…George Foreman, age 45, became boxing’s oldest heavyweight champion when he defeated 26-year-old Michael Moorer.  More than 12,000 spectators at the MGM Grand Hotel watched Foreman dethrone Moorer, who went into the fight with a 35-0 record

Also on November 5 2009, 13 people are killed and 32 others are wounded when a U.S. Army officer goes on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in central Texas. The bloody assault was allegedly carried out by Major Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist

Also on November 5 2007, members of the Writers Guild of America, East and West (the labour organizations representing television, film and radio writers) go on strike in Los Angeles and New York after negotiations break down with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), a trade group that represents TV and film producers in the United States. The strike caused production to shut down on more than 60 TV shows and resulted in a loss of $3 billion to the Los Angeles economy alone

I vaguely remember the writer strike but since watching TV isn’t really my cup of tea, it didn’t affect me

 

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