Daily Archives: December 26, 2017

The Doors perform at Winterland Arena in San Francisco 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 26 1967)


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(Tuesday, December 26, 1967)The Doors began a three-night residency tonight at Winterland Arena in San Francisco, performing “Break On Through,” “Light My Fire” and other songs. Continue reading The Doors perform at Winterland Arena in San Francisco 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 26 1967)

Vladimir Horowitz interviewed for ’60 Minutes’ 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 26 1977)


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(Monday, December 26, 1977, 9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) — On a special edition of the CBS News television magazine series 60 Minutes, correspondent Mike Wallace interviewed Vladimir Horowitz tonight, persuading the classical pianist to play “Stars and Stripes Forever” for the camera. Continue reading Vladimir Horowitz interviewed for ’60 Minutes’ 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 26 1977)

The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ film premieres 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 26 1967)


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(Tuesday, December 26, 1967, 8:35 p.m. GMT)Magical Mystery Tour, a 52-minute British surreal comedy television film starring The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr), premiered tonight on BBC1 in black and white. Continue reading The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ film premieres 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 26 1967)

Great Blizzard of 1947 buries northeastern U.S. 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 27 1947)


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(Friday, December 26, 1947) — The Great Blizzard of 1947, a record-breaking snowfall that began on Christmas without prediction and brought the northeastern United States to a standstill, dumped 26.4 inches of snow today on Central Park in Manhattan in 16 hours. Continue reading Great Blizzard of 1947 buries northeastern U.S. 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 27 1947)

President Wilson takes over nation’s railroads 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 26 1917)

(Wednesday, December 26, 1917; during World War I) — In what was possibly the largest American experiment with nationalization, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation today authorizing the government to take over operation of the nation’s railroads.

The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) had recommended federal control of the railroad industry to ensure efficient transport of troops and materials for the war effort.