Monthly Archives: January 2015

Music industry’s most famous artists gather to record ‘We Are The World’ 30 years ago this hour (Jan 28 1985)


Video: 'The Making of "We Are the World" - USA for Africa - 1985'

(Monday, January 28, 1985, 10:30 p.m.-Tuesday, January 29, 1986, 8:00 a.m. PST) — 45 of the most famous artists in the music industry gathered tonight at A&M Recording Studios in Hollywood to record “We Are the World,” a song and charity single for African famine relief. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian.

Radical group Weather Underground sets off bomb in U.S. State Department building 40 years ago this hour (Jan 29 1975)


Video: 'Weather Underground Bombs the Capitol, Pentagon, and State Department' (Jan. 29, 1975, at 6:08)

(Wednesday, January 29, 1975, after 1:00 a.m. EST; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and Cold War) — A bomb exploded in the State Department building in Washington early this morning shortly after callers identifying themselves as “Weather Underground” members warned news organizations they were setting off bombs in protest United States aid to South Vietnam.

Germans return to start line, ending Battle of the Bulge 70 years ago this hour (Jan 28 1945)


Video: 'WW2: The Battle of the Bulge' (Jan. 28, 1945, at 38:09)

(Sunday, January 28, 1945, 7:00 p.m. local time; during the Battle of the Bulge on the Western Front of World War II) — The Battle of the Bulge, a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe, ended today when the Americans, who suffered 19,246 killed, forced the Germans back to their start line. Continue reading Germans return to start line, ending Battle of the Bulge 70 years ago this hour (Jan 28 1945)

First U.S. flag vessel lost in World War I 100 years ago this morning (Jan 28 1915)

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(Thursday, January 28, 1915, 9:00 a.m. local time; during World War I) — The American merchant vessel SS William P. Frye, en route to England with a cargo of wheat, became the first U.S. ship to be sunk during World War I (in the South Atlantic Ocean off the Brazilian coast) by a German cruiser, the SS Prinz Eitel Friedrich, even though the United States was not at war.

Ringo Starr releases ‘No No Song’/’Snookeroo’ single in U.S. 40 years ago today (Jan 27 1975)


Video: 'No No Song // Goodnight Vienna // Ringo Starr'

(Monday, January 27, 1975)“No No Song”/“Snookeroo” by ex-Beatle Ringo Starr was released today in the U.S., the second single from his album Goodnight Vienna. Continue reading Ringo Starr releases ‘No No Song’/’Snookeroo’ single in U.S. 40 years ago today (Jan 27 1975)