LBJ orders 4,700 Army paratroopers to riot-torn Detroit 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 24 1967)


Video: 'Address to the Nation Regarding Civil Disorder, 7/24/67. MP593.'

(Monday, July 24, 1967, 11:58 p.m. EDT) — U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered 4,700 troops into the Detroit area today to help quell two days of rioting in the predominantly African-American inner city, saying “We will not tolerate lawlessness.” Continue reading LBJ orders 4,700 Army paratroopers to riot-torn Detroit 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 24 1967)

‘Vive Quebec Libre!’ De Gaulle cries out to Montreal crowd 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 24 1967)


Video: 'Vive le Québec libre! - Charles de Gaulle'

(Monday, July 24, 1967, evening EDT) — French President Charles de Gaulle stirred controversy tonight during a visit to Montreal, Canada, when he declared, “Vive le Quebec libre!” (Long live free Quebec!) before a cheering, chanting crowd of over 10,000 French-speaking Canadians at Montreal City Hall. Continue reading ‘Vive Quebec Libre!’ De Gaulle cries out to Montreal crowd 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 24 1967)

The Beatles call for legalization of marijuana 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 24 1967)


Video: 'Cannabis Law Reform Advertisement, The Times (London) 24 July 1967'

(Monday, July 24, 1967) — A full-page ad today’s The Times (of London) called for the legalization of marijuana, saying the law against the drug was “immoral in principle and unworkable in practice.” Continue reading The Beatles call for legalization of marijuana 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 24 1967)

Sassoon arrives at Craiglockhart for war neurosis 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 23 1917)


Video: 'The Great War episode 5 Mutiny'(July 23, 1917, at 20:02)

(Monday, July 23, 1917; during World War I) — English poet, writer and soldier Siegfried Sassoon, wounded by a German sniper on April 16, 1917, arrived today at Craiglockhart War Hospital near Edinburgh to be treated for war neurosis as a response to his “Soldier’s Declaration,” an anti-war letter. Continue reading Sassoon arrives at Craiglockhart for war neurosis 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 23 1917)

1967 Detroit riot begins 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 23 1967)


Video: 'Detroit Riots 1967'

(Sunday, July 23, 1967, 4:45 a.m. EDT) — The 1967 Detroit riot, also known as the 12th Street riot, one of the most violent riots in U.S. history, began today in the predominantly African-American inner city of Detroit. Continue reading 1967 Detroit riot begins 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 23 1967)

The Rolling Stones wrap up latest round of studio sessions 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 22 1967)


Video: 'Sing This All Together'

(Saturday, July 22, 1967) — The Rolling Stones completed another round of recordings for their next album, Their Satanic Majesties Request today at Olympic Sound Studios in London, having completed “Sing This All Together,” “Sing This All Together (See What Happens)” and “On with the Show.” Continue reading The Rolling Stones wrap up latest round of studio sessions 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 22 1967)