Daily Archives: April 16, 2013

Paul McCartney headlines Earth Day concert at Hollywood Bowl 20 years ago tonight (1993)


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(Friday, April 16, 1993, evening) — Paul McCartney headlined a concert at the Hollywood Bowl tonight to mark Earth Day. He had last performed there as a member of The Beatles in 1965. Continue reading Paul McCartney headlines Earth Day concert at Hollywood Bowl 20 years ago tonight (1993)

King writes ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ letter 50 years ago today (1963)


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(Tuesday, April 16, 1963; during the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–68)) — Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his Letter from Birmingham Jail today in which the civil rights icon responded to a group of local clergymen who’d criticized him for leading street protests. King defended his tactics, writing, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Continue reading King writes ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ letter 50 years ago today (1963)