Video: CHENEY [2004 Republican National Convention] part 1/4
(Wednesday, September 1, 2004, evening EDT) — Declaring that the nation’s fundamental security was at stake in the presidential election, Vice President Dick Cheney said tonight that Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry had repeatedly “made the wrong call” on critical foreign policy challenges and failed to appreciate the severity of the threat the nation faced after the Sept. 11 attacks. Continue reading Cheney, GOP mount vigorous assault on Kerry 10 years ago tonight (Sep 1 2004)
(Saturday, September 1, 1984) — “Sunglasses at Night” by Corey Hart at #7 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'Weather History: The Great Hinckley Fire of 1894'
(Saturday, September 1, 1894, 3:00 p.m. CDT) — The Great Hinckley Fire destroyed Hinckley, Minnesota, and five other communities today, killing more than 400 people including Thomas P. “Boston” Corbett, the Union soldier who killed Abraham Lincoln’s assassin John Wilkes Booth.
(Saturday, September 1, 1984) — “What’s Love Got to Do with It” by Tina Turner at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three consecutive weeks (September 1/8/15, 1984). The song ranked #309 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.
Video: 'Arsenic and Old Lace' (trailer)
(Friday, September 1, 1944) — Arsenic and Old Lace, a dark comedy film about a young man who is about to be married and discovers the two aunts who raised him have been poisoning lonely old men, premiered today at the Strand in New York City.
Directed by Frank Capra, the film starred Cary Grant.