Video: 'Documentary - Port Arthur Massacre' (6 videos)
(Sunday, April 28, 1996, 11:45 a.m. AEST) — A man armed with a semiautomatic rifle went on a rampage today on the Australian island of Tasmania, killing 35 people. Martin Bryant was captured by police after a 12-hour standoff at a guest cottage.
(Sunday, April 27, 1986, 12:32 a.m. EST) — John R. MacDougall of Florida, a video pirate calling himself “Captain Midnight,” interrupted a movie this morning on the premium cable and satellite television network HBO (Home Box Office) with a printed onscreen message protesting home satellite de-scrambling fees.
(Wednesday, April 26, 1956) — Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, a Japanese-American science fiction kaiju horror film in which nuclear tests awaken a prehistoric monster, premiered today at Loew’s State theater in New York City.
Directed by Terry Morse and Ishiro Honda, the film starred Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kochi, Akihiko Hirata, Haruo Nakajima and Katsumi Tezuka.
An explosion and fire in the No. 4 reactor released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of the western USSR and Europe, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes in the most heavily hit areas.
Video: 'Documentary American Experience JFK Like No Other Part I' (JFK runs in 1946 at 38:13)
(Thursday, April 25, 1946) — John F. Kennedy officially announced today at the Parker House Hotel that he was running for the 11th Congressional District in Massachusetts (which included parts of Boston, Cambridge and Somerville).
The seat was being vacated by James Michael Curley after some backroom negotiations by Joe Kennedy, Sr.