Daily Archives: February 4, 2017

Civil jury finds O.J. Simpson liable in killings of wife, her friend 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 4 1997)


Video: 'OJ Simpson Civil Trial Verdict Part 1'

(Tuesday, February 4, 1997, 7:15 p.m. PST) — The case that has riveted America for two and a half years, divided the nation by race and sex, and raised troubling questions about the power of celebrity and the nature of justice ended tonight when O. J. Simpson was found liable in the civil lawsuits brought by the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald L. Goldman. Continue reading Civil jury finds O.J. Simpson liable in killings of wife, her friend 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 4 1997)

President Clinton cites education as top priority in State of Union message 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 4 1997)


Video: '1997 State Of The Union - President Bill Clinton'

(Tuesday, February 4, 1997, 9:15 p.m. EST) — U.S. President Bill Clinton, declaring that Americans “want us to be partners, not partisans,” challenged Congress in his State of the Union address tonight to give the nation’s schools a big spending increase while balancing the budget by 2002. Continue reading President Clinton cites education as top priority in State of Union message 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 4 1997)

11 killed when two Chicago Transit Authority trains collide on elevated track 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 4 1977)


Video: 'EL Crash Chicago 1977 (ABC News Special Report)'

(Friday, February 4, 1977, 5:25 p.m. CST) — Eleven people were killed this afternoon when an elevated train crowded with homeward-bound passengers bounced off the back of a train ahead of it at one of the busiest intersections in Chicago’s Loop, hurling two of its first four cars to the street about 20 feet below and leaving two others dangling from the tracks. Continue reading 11 killed when two Chicago Transit Authority trains collide on elevated track 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 4 1977)

Wings release ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’/’Soily’ single 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 4 1977)


Video: 'Maybe I'm Amazed (2013 Remaster)'

(Friday, February 4, 1977) — The single “Maybe I’m Amazed”/“Soily” by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and his band Wings was released today in the UK (Feb. 7, 1977, in the U.S.), the first single from the group’s live album Wings over America. Continue reading Wings release ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’/’Soily’ single 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 4 1977)