(Saturday, December 13, 1986) — “The Way It Is” by Bruce Hornsby and the Range peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'Between the Buttons' (12 videos)
(Tuesday, December 13, 1966) — The Rolling Stones completed recording sessions for their fifth British studio album Between the Buttons today at Olympic Studios in London. Continue reading The Rolling Stones finish recording ‘Between the Buttons’ album 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 13 1966)
'Vietnam: A Television History - America's Enemy [5/11]' (Dec. 13-14, 1966, at 33:29)
(Tuesday, December 13, 1966; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — Operation Marigold, a secret attempt to reach a compromise solution to the Vietnam War, began to collapse today when U.S. President Lyndon Johnson resumed air strikes on Hanoi that continued into the next day. Continue reading Vietnam War escalates with first U.S. air strikes near Hanoi and Haiphong 50 years ago #OTD this hour (Dec 13 1966)
Video: 'The Great War episode 5 Mutiny' (Dec. 13, 1916, at 25:19)
(Wednesday, December 13, 1916; during the Battle of the Verdun, part of the Western Front of World War I) — With heavy casualties in the battles of the Somme and Verdun and following the formation of a new government in Paris, General Joseph Joffre was formally replaced today as Commander-in-Chief of French armies on the Western Front by General Robert Nivelle, who promised new tactics to break out of the trenches and win the war. Continue reading Nivelle replaces Joffre as French commander-in-chief 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 13 1916)