Daily Archives: May 6, 2015

Keith Richards composes opening guitar riff of ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ 50 years ago tonight (May 6 1965)


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(Thursday, May 6, 1965) — After a Rolling Stones concert tonight in Clearwater, Florida, was cut short by rowdy fans, Keith Richards came up with the opening guitar riff that formed the foundation of the song of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” which he co-wrote with lead singer Mick Jagger.

The song was recorded less than a week later (on May 12, 1965), and the single was released in the United States on June 6, 1965.

Germany signs unconditional surrender 70 years ago this hour (May 7 1945)


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(Monday, May 7, 1945, 2:41 a.m. CEST; on the Western Front of World War II) — Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, France, today at a little red schoolhouse that is the headquarters of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, effective May 9, 1945, at 12:01 a.m. CEST/May 8, 1945, 6:01 p.m. EWT. Continue reading Germany signs unconditional surrender 70 years ago this hour (May 7 1945)

British liner RMS Lusitania warned of German submarine activity 100 years ago this hour (May 6 1915)


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(Thursday, May 6, 1915, 7:50 p.m. GMT; during World War I) — Captain William Thomas Turner of the British liner RMS Lusitania, approaching the Irish Sea on a journey from New York to Liverpool with nearly 2,000 aboard, was given a warning message twice tonight and took what he felt were prudent precautions. Continue reading British liner RMS Lusitania warned of German submarine activity 100 years ago this hour (May 6 1915)

Nazi concentration camp Ebensee liberated 70 years ago today (May 6 1945)


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(Sunday, May 6, 1945; part of The Holocaust during World War II) — The Ebensee concentration camp, established to build tunnels for armaments storage near the town of Ebensee, Austria, as part of the Mauthausen network, was liberated today by American forces. Continue reading Nazi concentration camp Ebensee liberated 70 years ago today (May 6 1945)