Video: '1976 Vice Presidential Debate'
(Friday, October 15, 1976, 9:30-11:00 p.m. EDT; during the United States presidential election, 1976) — Democrat Walter F. Mondale and Republican Bob Dole met tonight at the Alley Theater in Houston, Texas, in a sporadically acrimonious debate, the first ever between vice-presidential nominees, and argued whether Republican fiscal prudence or Democratic social programs would best serve the nation’s economy. Continue reading Mondale, Dole hold first vice presidential debate 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 15 1976)
Video: 'Post-Nuremburg Executions and Hermann Goering's Suicide (1946)'
(Wednesday, October 16, 1946, 1:16-2:45 a.m. CET; during the Nuremberg trials) — One by one, ten remaining Nazi war criminals on death row were hanged this morning in a gymnasium in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice premises. Continue reading Ten former high Nazi officials executed in Nuremberg 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 16 1946)
Video: 'Nazi Documentary | Hitler's second man [Chapter 3/3]' (Oct. 15, 1946, at 44:02)
(Tuesday, October 15, 1946, 10:45 p.m. CET; during the Nuremberg trials) — Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering, the second-most powerful man in Hitler’s Germany, committed suicide with a potassium cyanide capsule tonight in his prison cell in Nuremberg, just hours before he and ten other former high Nazi officials were to have been executed. Continue reading Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering commits suicide hours before scheduled execution 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 15 1946)
Video: 'The Black Panther Party Documentary'
(Saturday, October 15, 1966) — The Black Panther Party (originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense), a revolutionary black nationalist and socialist organization, was founded today by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California. Continue reading Black Panther Party founded in Oakland 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 15 1966)
(Saturday, October 15, 1966, 1:17 p.m. EDT) — President Lyndon B. Johnson signed today a bill creating the country’s 12th Cabinet unit, a Department of Transportation.
(Saturday, October 15, 1966) — “Psychotic Reaction” by Count Five peaked at #5 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, October 15, 1966) — “Cherry, Cherry” by Neil Diamond peaked at #6 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, October 15, 1966) — “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” by The Four Seasons peaked at #9 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'The Beatles Episode 32'
(Saturday, October 15, 1966, 10:30 a.m. EDT) — The Beatles go on a “goodwill” trip to India; and later, the band is abducted by aliens upon leaving a theatre where they watched a sci-fi film on this morning’s episode of The Beatles, a weekly cartoon television series on ABC. Continue reading ‘All My Loving/Day Tripper’ episode airs on ‘The Beatles’ cartoon series 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 15 1966)