Video: 'The Murder Of Emmett Till - Documetary' (Sept. 23, 1955, at 45:58)
(Friday, September 23, 1955, at 3:43 p.m. local time) — Two Mississippi white men, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, accused of murdering 14-year-old Chicago African-American Emmett Louis Till after he had supposedly whistled at a white woman were acquitted today in Sumner, Mississippi.
A jury of twelve white neighbors of the defendants reached the verdict after one hour and five minutes of deliberations. The two men later admitted to the crime in an interview with Look magazine.
Video: 'Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow - Beach Boys'
(Thursday, September 23, 1965) — The Beach Boys completed two tracks today (including “Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow” and “Mountain of Love”) for Beach Boys’ Party!, the band’s tenth studio album, at United Western Recorders studios in Hollywood. Continue reading The Beach Boys complete two tracks for ‘Party!’ album 50 years ago today (Sep 23 1965)
Video: 'Vietnam: The Ten Thousand Day War - Dien Bien Phu [2/13]' (Sept. 23, 1945, at 6:12)
(Sunday, September 23, 1945; during War in Vietnam (1945–46)) — Shortly after the Democratic Republic of Vietnam had issued its Declaration of Independence, a group of former French troops, acting with the content of the British forces that had arrived in Saigon from their sweep through Burma in the last days of World War II and armed with Japanese weapons stolen from surrender stockpiles, staged a local coup d’etat today and seized control of the administration of Saigon. Continue reading French reassert colonial control in Saigon 70 years ago today (Sep 23 1945)