Vietnam-bound troops given send-off by LBJ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1968)


Video: 'Vietnam: A Television History - Tet [6/11]' (LBJ at Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina at 5:08-5:15 p.m. EST on Feb. 17, 1968, at 31:21)

(Saturday, February 17, 1968, 5:08 p.m. EST/8:43 p.m. PST; during the Tet Offensive, part of the Vietnam War, Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — U.S. President Lyndon Johnson flew to Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina and El Toro Marine Air Station in California today to offer prayers and good wishes to paratroopers and marines as they strapped themselves into transports for bound for Vietnam. Continue reading Vietnam-bound troops given send-off by LBJ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1968)

Harrison, Lennon study meditation in India 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1968)


Video: 'George & John - Ashram, Rishikesh, India (17.02.1968) (Filmed 19.02.1968)'

(Saturday, February 17, 1968) — George Harrison and John Lennon of The Beatles were filmed today in India, having arrived the previous day to study Transcendental Meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at his ashram in Rishikesh. Continue reading Harrison, Lennon study meditation in India 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1968)

‘Bringing Up Baby’ premieres in San Francisco 80 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1938)


Video: 'Bringing Up Baby' trailer

(Wednesday, February 16, 1938)Bringing Up Baby, an American screwball comedy film about a madcap heiress who upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist, premiered today at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco. Continue reading ‘Bringing Up Baby’ premieres in San Francisco 80 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1938)

First 9-1-1 emergency call placed 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1968)


Video: 'How “911” Became the Emergency Call Number in North America'

(Friday, February 16, 1968, 2:00 p.m. CST) — The world’s first 9-1-1 emergency call was placed today in Haleyville, Alabama, by Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite, from the Haleyville City Hall, to the city’s police station, where it was referred to U.S. Representative Tom Bevill. Continue reading First 9-1-1 emergency call placed 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1968)

First 9-1-1 emergency call placed 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1968)


Video: 'How “911” Became the Emergency Call Number in North America'

(Friday, February 16, 1968, 2:00 p.m. CST) — The world’s first 9-1-1 emergency call was placed today in Haleyville, Alabama, by Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite, from the Haleyville City Hall, to the city’s police station, where it was referred to U.S. Representative Tom Bevill. Continue reading First 9-1-1 emergency call placed 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1968)

Ringo Starr continues shooting TV special 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1978)


Video: '1978 - Ringo (1 of 6)' (Feb. 16, 1978, scenes at 6:23-8:08)

(Thursday, February 16, 1978) — Former Beatle Ringo Starr continued shooting Ringo, a television special loosely based on Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper, today in Los Angeles for broadcast on NBC on Apr. 26, 1978. Continue reading Ringo Starr continues shooting TV special 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1978)