Video: 'Silver Bridge Collapse Point Pleasant, WV 1967'
(Friday, December 15, 1967, 4:58 p.m. EST) — 46 people were killed today when the Silver Bridge between Gallipolis, Ohio, and Point Pleasant, West Virginia, collapsed when one of its eyebars broke under the weight of rush hour traffic, sending an estimated 75 cars and trucks 80 feet down into the Ohio River. Continue reading 46 people killed as Silver Bridge collapses 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 15 1967)
Video: ‘ADEA – Age Discrimination in Employment Act’ (4 videos)
(Friday, December 15, 1967, 1:32 p.m. EST) — The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, a labor law that forbids employment discrimination against anyone at least 40 years of age in the United States, was signed into law today by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Continue reading Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 signed into law 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 15 1967)
(Tuesday, December 15, 1987; during the — Declaring “let the people decide,” former Senator 1988 Democratic presidential primaries) Gary Hart of Colorado announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the presidency for the second time today, having dropped out of the race in May 1987 following news reports that he had spent a weekend with Donna Rice, a 29-year-old actress and model ( click here to watch the video).
Video: 'The Beatles - Christmas Time Is Here Again (1967)'
(Friday, December 15, 1967) — “Christmas Time Is Here Again!,” a holiday musical/spoken flexi-disc by The Beatles, was sent to members of rock band’s UK fan club today. Continue reading The Beatles release ‘Christmas Time Is Here Again!’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 15 1967)