Video: 'The Beatles in St Louis 1966'
(Sunday, August 21, 1966, 8:30 p.m. CDT) — Having arrived early evening at Lambert Field from Cincinnati (where they played at noon to make up for Saturday’s rainout), The Beatles performed tonight at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on the tenth stop of The Beatles’ 1966 US tour. Continue reading The Beatles perform in St. Louis 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 21 1966)
Video: 'Lake Nyos'
(Thursday, August 21, 1986, 9:00 p.m. West Africa Time) — More than 1,700 people died today when toxic gas erupted from a volcanic lake in the West African nation of Cameroon. Continue reading 1,700 people killed by limnic eruption at Lake Nyos in Cameroon 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 21 1986)
Video: 'The Beatles at Crosley Field in Cincinnati in 1966'
(Sunday, August 21, 1966, noon EDT) — Having been rained out the night before, The Beatles performed today at Crosley Field in Cincinnati on the ninth stop of The Beatles’ 1966 US tour (click here to watch additional color film of The Beatles in Cincinnati this day). Continue reading The Beatles perform in Cincinnati 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 21 1966)
Video: 'PBS American Experience The Kennedys: The Father 1900 - 1961' (Aug. 21, 1936, at 23:16)
(Friday, August 21, 1936) — In a book entitled I’m For Roosevelt, published today, Joseph P. Kennedy, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, presented arguments for why businessmen should support the New Deal and President Franklin Roosevelt for re-election. Continue reading Joseph Kennedy endorses FDR polices in new book 80 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 21 1936)