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.
(Saturday, November 25, 1995) — “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” by Whitney Houston peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was the singer’s eleventh of eleven number one hits on the chart (1985-1995).
(Sunday, November 24, 1985, 8:15 p.m. CET) — The hijacking of an EgyptAir jetliner parked on the ground in Malta ended violently today as Egyptian commandos stormed the plane. Fifty-eight people died in the raid, in addition to two others killed by the hijackers.
(Saturday, November 24, 1945) — “It’s Been a Long, Long Time” by Harry James and His Orchestra (with vocal by Kitty Kallen) was the #1 song on today’s Billboard Best Selling Retail Records chart for three non-consecutive weeks (Nov. 24, Dec. 1/22, 1945).
(Friday, November 24, 1865) — Mississippi today became the first Southern state to enact laws which came to be known as “Black Codes” aimed at limiting the rights of newly freed blacks. Other states of the former Confederacy soon followed.
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.
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 →
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.