A Lot Happened In The World In The 1,528 Days Between Boise State’s Last Two Wins Over Air Force

At lot has happened in the world since Boise State last held bragging-rights in their series against Air Force.

Before their 44-19 beatdown of the service academy school it had been 1,528 days since their most recent victory over the Falcons: a similar 42-20 win in Chris Petersen’s final season at the helm of the program.

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Harsin’s 25-point margin of victory on Saturday night was Boise State’s biggest margin of victory over the the Falcons in school history and moved the programs into a tie in their all-time series at three wins a piece.  It also was the biggest beatdown either school had put on the other in their short six-game series that began 2011.

Here’s a list of major events that have occurred since September 13th, 2013 according to OnThisDay.com:

The United States federal government partially shutdown for 16 days.

The Playstation 4 launched, selling one million units on the first day.

Disney’s “Frozen” was released and became the highest-grossing animated film in history.

Tiger Woods won his record-11th, and final, PGA Tour Player of the Year Award.

“The Wolf of Wall Street” broke the Guinness World Record for the most swearing in one film, dropping an F-bomb once every 21.4 seconds.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, and Daft Punk owned the 56th Grammy Awards.

Adam Silver became the NBA’s 5th Commissioner in its history.

Jimmy Fallon took over for Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show.”

Legendary NBA Coach Phil Jackson became president of the New York Knicks.

Tiger Woods lost his “No. 1 Golfer in the World” rank to Adam Scott.

Greg Maddux, Tom Glassine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

New York’s One World Trade Center officially opened, 13 years after 9/11.

“The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay, Part 1” debuted, helping it’s franchise become the only series of three films to earn over $100 million in a single weekend.

“Uptown Funk” was released by Bruno Mars and became the fifth most-viewed YouTube video of all time.

FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi set the La Liga goal scoring record at 253.

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon d’Or as the best player of that same year.

Lydia Ko (17) become the youngest golfer in PGA or LPGA history to be ranked #1 in the world.

Serena Williams won her Open Era-record sixth singles title at the Australian Open.

Harrison Ford crash-landed his 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR airplane in California.

The family of Marvin Gaye won a record $7.3 million lawsuit for music copyright infringement against Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I. for their hit “Blurred Lines” that knocked-off his 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up.”

“See You Again” was released by Wiz Khalifa. It featured Charlie Puth and was a tribute to the late Paul Walker of the “Fast and Furious” film franchise.

The band “One Direction” broke up to the delight of pretty much every one.

Ringo Starr, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts & Green Day were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

In the “Fight of the Century,” Floyd Mayweather Jr. beat Manny Pacquiao in 12 rounds for the welterweight boxing title.

Steph Curry won his first NBA MVP Award.

Picasso’s “The Women of Algiers” sold for a record $179.3 million at auction.

“Lyft” got a $100 million investment from Carl Icahn.

David Letterman retired as host of the “Late Show” after 33 years.

“Flavor Flav” was arrested in Las Vegas for DUI and speeding.

Picasso’s “La Coiffeuse” was returned to Paris’ National Museum of Modern Art by the US Government, 14 years after it was stolen.

1 Billion people logged into Facebook for the first time.

Kayne West announced his 2020 Presidential Run at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Adele released “Hello,” the first song to be downloaded over one million times in its first week on the market.

American Soccer star Abby Wambach announced her retirement.

Justin Bieber released “Love Yourself,” which helped him to break “The Beatles” & Drake’s record for most simultaneous titles on the Billboard Top 100 in a single week.

Kobe Bryant announced his intention to retire in the middle off the 2015-2016 NBA season.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” became the first film of the franchise to be released in almost a decade.

Ed Sheerean’s “Thinking Out Loud,” and Taylor Swift’s “1989,” won “Best Song” & “Best Album,” respectfully, at the 58th Grammy’s.

A lock of John Lennon’s hair sold for $35,000 at an auction in Dallas, TX.

U.S. astronauts Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornieko return to Earth after 340 days in space, setting an International Space Station record.

Peyton Manning retired from the NFL.

William Shakespeare’s skull was suspected to have been stolen from his tomb at Holy Trinity Church.

A team that included Stephen Hawking and Mark Zuckerberg announced a project to send robot spacecraft to Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to our Solar System.

Gabriel Medina became the first surfer to land the move “Backflip” in competition.

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first soccer player to top Forbes’ “Highest Paid Athletes List” at $88 million.

Serena Williams won the 123rd rendition of Wimbledon, equaling Steffi Graf’s 22 Grand Slam singles titles.

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” written in-part by J.K. Rowling, was published worldwide.

Michael Phelps retired at the Rio Olympics as the world’s most decorated Olympian.

Usain Bolt became the first man to win the Olympic 100m three times.

Mother Teresa was canonized by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican.

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledged $3 billion to medical research to “cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century.”

Vin Scully broadcast his last Dodgers game after a record 67 seasons.

Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Cristiano Ronaldo won FIFA’s Ballon d’Or for the fourth time.

“Moonlight,” Casey Affleck, and Isabelle Huppert won at the 74th Golden Globes.

Jeff Bagel, Tim Raines, and Ivan Rodriguez were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Serena Willams defeated her sister Venus to post the most wins by any player in the open era.

Adele’s “Hello” and “25” win Best Song and Best Album at the 59th Grammy’s respectfully.

Harrison Ford was involved in a near miss while flying a plane at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.

Jay-Z became the 1st rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

“Moonlight,” Casey Affleck, and Emma Stone took home major honors at the 89th Academy Awards.

Charo was revealed as a contestant on Season 24 of Dancing with The Stars.

Bob Dylan received his Nobel Prize for Literature at a private ceremony in Stockholm.

Alibaba became the world’s largest retailer according the the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Tupac Shaker, Journey, Pearl Jam, & Electric Light Orchestra were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

662 Charlie Chaplin lookalikes set a world record in Switzerland for a gathering of Charlie Chaplin lookalikes.

Mark Zuckerberg received an honorary degree from Harvard University after dropping out in 2004.

Tiger Woods was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Jupiter, Florida.

The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss opened in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Rafael Nadal become the first man to win the French Open 10 times.

Daniel Day-Lewis retired from acting.

Tiger Woods checked into a clinic to manage his pain medication and sleep disorder following his arrest.

2 Billion people logged into Facebook for the first time.

Jeff Horn defeated Manny Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight title in one of the most controversial boxing decisions of all-time.

Wayne Rooney left Manchester United after 13 years to rejoin Everton.

Justin Bieber was barred from performing in China due to his “bad behavior.”

Jordan Spieth won the 146th British Open and joined Jack Nicklaus as the only golfers to win three majors before turning 24.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos briefly became the worlds rights man at $91.4 billion when he overtook Bill Gates for half a day.

Neymar singed a 5-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain in a $263 million world-record transfer from Barcelona.

Usain Bolt came in third place in his final race at the IAAF World Championships 100m in London.

Floyd Mayweather defeated MMA Superstar Conor McGregor in the 10th round of his debut boxing match, a match the was much more competitive than boxing fans anticipated.

Albert Einstein’s “Theory of Happiness,” written as a note for a bellboy instead of a tip in Tokyo in 1922, sold for $1.56 million.


Bronco Nation’s “Theory of Happiness?”

A 44-19 beatdown of Air Force for the first time in 1,528 days.

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