Video: 'President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Bill, 8/6/1965. MP544.'
(Friday, August 6, 1965, 12:05 p.m. EDT; during the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–68)) — U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed today the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which prohibits racial discrimination in voting, and announced steps to bring about its quick and vigorous enforcement. Continue reading Johnson signs Voting Rights Act, orders immediate enforcement 50 years ago this hour (Aug 6 1965)
Video: 'The Beatles | Help Full Album'
(Friday, August 6, 1965) — Help!, the fifth studio album by British rock group the Beatles, was released today with side one containing songs from the soundtrack to their new film Help! Continue reading The Beatles release fifth British album ‘Help!’ 50 years ago today (Aug 6 1965)
Video: 'American Experience Truman 1' (Aug. 6, 1945, at 2:10:56)
(Monday, August 6, 1945, a few minutes before noon in “Zone Plus Three” time; during World War II) — U.S. President Harry Truman, eating lunch aboard the USS Augusta on his way from when he was Plymouth, England, to Newport News, Virginia, following the Potsdam Conference in Germany, was handed a decoded message today informing him of the successful use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, saying “this is the greatest thing in history.” Continue reading Truman briefed on Hiroshima bombing, issues warning 70 years ago this hour (Aug 6 1945)