(Tuesday, September 4, 1917, late evening CEST; on the – The American Expeditionary Forces in France suffered their first fatalities Western Front during World War I) today during the Great War when a German plane attacked a British-run base hospital near Dannes-Camiers in Pas-de-Calais, France.
Lt. W.T. Fitzsimmons was killed along with Pvt. Oscar Tugo, Pvt. Rudolph Rubino and Pvt. Leslie Woods.
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(Monday, September 4, 1967) — In an interview (taped Aug. 31, 1967 and) broadcast today, Michigan Governor George Romney, a leading contender for the 1968 Republican presidential nomination, told Detroit television newsman Lou Gordon today that he “had the greatest brainwashing that anybody can get” by American generals and diplomats into supporting the Vietnam war effort while touring Southeast Asia in 1965. Continue reading Romney discloses ‘greatest brainwashing’ in Vietnam 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 4 1967)
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(Monday, September 4, 1967) — “People Are Strange”/”Unhappy Girl” by The Doors was released today in the U.S. as a single from the band’s forthcoming second studio album . Strange Days Continue reading ‘People Are Strange’/’Unhappy Girl’ single by The Doors released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 4 1967)
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(Wednesday, September 4, 1957) — The Ford Motor Company today introduced its ill-fated Edsel on what the company proclaimed as “E Day.” Continue reading Ford introduces ill-fated Edsel 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 4 1957)
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(Wednesday, September 4, 1957; during the — Governor Orval Faubus deployed the Arkansas National Guard Little Rock Crisis, part of the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–1968)) today to prevent African-American students from enrolling in the all-white Little Rock Central High School, citing “imminent danger of tumult, riot and breach of peace and the doing of violence to persons and property.” Continue reading Arkansas troops bar African-American pupils 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 4 1957)