Video: 'Resolution 242'
(Wednesday, November 22, 1967; during the Arab–Israeli conflict) — The UN Security Council unanimously adopted today United Nations Security Council Resolution 242, which called for Israel to withdraw from territories it had captured the previous June, and implicitly called on adversaries to recognize Israel’s right to exist. Continue reading UN adopts ‘evenhanded’ framework for Mideast peace 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 22 1967)
(Saturday, November 21, 1987) — “Mony Mony” by Billy Idol peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Mony Mony’ by Billy Idol peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 21 1987)
Video: 'Step Inside Love - Paul McCartney and Cilla Black making song and George Martin'
(Tuesday, November 21, 1967) — Paul McCartney of The Beatles joined singer Cilla Black and Beatle producer George Martin today at Chappell Recording Studios in London to rehearse and record demos of McCartney’s song “Step Inside Love.” Continue reading McCartney filmed recording ‘Step Inside Love’ demo with Cilla Black 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 21 1967)
Video: 'Our World Winter 1968 Part 1' (Nov. 21, 1967, at 2:16)
(Tuesday, November 21, 1967; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — General William Westmoreland, commander of U.S. forces in the Vietnam War, told the National Press Club today in Washington that he is “absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing.” Continue reading Westmoreland sees beginning of end to Vietnam conflict 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 21 1967)
Video: 'Columbine Mine Massacre: The Sacrifice Made to Earn Rights for Future Miners (Award Video)'
(Monday, November 21, 1927) — The Colorado state police opened fire with machine guns on 500 unarmed striking coal miners today at the Rocky Mountain Fuel Company’s Columbine mine in Serene, Colorado. Continue reading Police open fire on 500 unarmed miners, killing six 90 years ago#OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 21 1927)
Video: 'The Phonograph | Thomas Edison's Favorite Invention'
(Wednesday, November 21, 1877) — American inventor Thomas Edison announced today his invention of the phonograph, the first device to be able to reproduce the recorded sound, considered his first great invention. Continue reading Edison announces he’s invented the phonograph 140 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 21 1877)
Video: 'Paul McCartney on Oprah' (5 videos)
(Thursday, November 20, 1997) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney taped an appearance for the Nov. 24, 1997, edition of The Oprah Winfrey Show today at the Manhattan Center in New York City, performing “Young Boy” and “Flaming Pie” from his latest album, Flaming Pie. Continue reading Paul McCartney tapes appearance on ‘Oprah’ 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 20 1997)
Video: 'The Royal Wedding in Colour (1947)'
(Thursday, November 20, 1947, at 11:30 a.m. GMT) — Britain’s future queen, Princess Elizabeth, 21, married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, 26, this morning at Westminster Abbey in London in a ceremony of singular beauty and grandeur. Continue reading Elizabeth and Philip wed in Abbey 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 20 1947)
Video: 'I'm Losing You (Diana Ross & The Supremes with The Temptations)'
(Sunday, November 19, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations performed several songs separately and together on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading Diana Ross & the Supremes, The Temptations perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 19 1967)