(Wednesday, April 4, 1917, 11:11 p.m. local time; during World War I) — Two days after U.S. President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany, saying, “The world must be made safe for democracy,” the U.S. Senate tonight voted 82-6 in favor of declaring war against Germany. Continue reading U.S. Senate votes 82-6 for war against Germany 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 4 1917)
Video: 'Eyes On The Prize - (Part 10) The Promised Land 1967–1968' (Apr. 4, 1967, at 5:17)
(Tuesday, April 4, 1967, evening EST; during the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–1968) and during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. denounced the war in Vietnam tonight, delivering “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” one of his most dramatic and controversial speeches, before 3,000 people at Riverside Church in New York City. Continue reading King denounces Vietnam War at Riverside Church 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 4 1967)
Video: 'The Beatles - "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (Mono) [Full Album]'('Within You Without You' at 19:45)
(Tuesday, April 4, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-12:45 a.m. BST) — The Beatles completed recording “Within You Without You” today at EMI Studio 2 in London with an additional overdub of laughter to the end of the song during the band’s sessions for the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘Within You Without You’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 4 1967)
(Saturday, April 4, 1987) — “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” by Starship peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (Apr. 4/11, 1987).
(Saturday, April 4, 1987) — “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight” by Genesis peaked at #3 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Tonight, Tonight, Tonight’ by Genesis peaks at #3 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 4 1987)