Video: 'American Musical The Cradle Will Rock'
(Monday, January 3, 1938, 8:40 p.m. EST) — The musical play The Cradle Will Rock, which follows the efforts of Larry Foreman to unionize the town’s workers and combat wicked, greedy businessman Mr. Mister, made its Broadway debut tonight at the Windsor Theatre in New York City. Continue reading ‘The Cradle Will Rock’ opens on Broadway 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 3 1938)
(Saturday, January 3, 1998) — “Only If…” by Enya peaked at #88 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Only If…’ by Enya peaks at #88 in USA 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 3 1998)
Video: 'Franklin Delano Roosevelt gives message to Congress at Washington DC. HD Stock Footage'
(Monday, January 3 1938, 1:30 p.m. EST) — In a message to Congress on the state of the Union, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt appealed today for cooperation between the government and the various segments of the nation in a program to restore the national income to prosperity levels and insure the country’s security “in a world of high tension and disorder.” Continue reading FDR urges capital and labor to cooperate 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 3 1938)
Video: 'History of the March of Dimes' (12 videos)
(Monday, January 3, 1938) — The March of Dimes, a U.S. nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality, was established today by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. Continue reading FDR establishes March of Dimes campaign to fight polio 80 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 3 1938)