New version of Ku Klux Klan founded 100 years ago tonight (Nov 25 1915)

Video: 'Ku Klux Klan - A Secret History' (Nov. 25, 1915, at 18:19)

(Thursday, November 25, 1915, Thanksgiving Day) — A new version of the Ku Klux Klan, targeting blacks, Jews, Catholics and immigrants, was founded tonight by William Joseph Simmons, who proclaimed himself the Imperial Wizard of the group as he staged a cross-burning on Stone Mountain outside Atlanta.

U.S. Vice President Thomas A. Hendricks dies 130 years ago this hour (Nov 25 1885)

(Wednesday, November 25, 1885, 5:00 p.m. local time)Thomas A. Hendricks, the 21st Vice President of the United States (1885, under Grover Cleveland), suffered an apparent fatal heart attack today in Indianapolis, Indiana, after only less than nine months in office.

Following Hendricks’s death at age 66, the office of Vice-President was vacant for more than three years until March 4, 1889, when Levi P. Morton was inaugurated.

Hendricks was the fifth of seven U.S. Vice Presidents to die of natural causes while in office (1812-1912).

Filming for ‘The Monkees’ TV pilot concludes 50 years ago today (Nov 23 1965)

Video: 'The Monkees "Unaired" Pilot Episode (Improved Color & audio)'

(Tuesday, November 23, 1965) — Filming in San Diego and Los Angeles for The Monkees TV pilot, a situation comedy about four young men trying to make a name for themselves as rock ‘n roll singers, starring Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork, concluded today.

The musical performances were originally recorded by Candy Store Prophets (Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart) lip-synced by the Monkees for the pilot and later re-recorded by The Monkees when the episode actually aired Nov. 14, 1966.

The Beatles shoot promotional videos for five songs 50 years ago this hour (Nov 23 1965)

Video: 'The Beatles - We Can Work it Out' (version 2)

(Tuesday, November 23, 1965, 4:00 p.m.-early morning GMT) — The Beatles returned to Twickenham Film Studios today in London to produce ten promotional videos for their forthcoming single We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper, as well as older songs Help!, Ticket To Ride and I Feel Fine. Continue reading

‘Nightline’ profiles The Beatles on ABC-TV 20 years ago this hour (Nov 22 1995)

Video: 'ABC Nightline: A Little Help From Their Friends'

(Wednesday, November 22, 1995, 11:36 p.m.-12:05 a.m. EST) — In a program titled “A Little Help From Their Friends,” Nightline, a late-night news program broadcast by ABC-TV in the United States, profiled The Beatles tonight and the chatter surrounding The Beatles Anthology documentary series broadcast this week on the network.