Video: 'American Experience Truman 2 of 3' (June 29, 1947, at 38:11)
(Sunday, June 29, 1947, 4:30 p.m. EDT) — President Harry S. Truman became the first President to address the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People today, declaring that the nation has “reached the turning point in the long history of its efforts to guarantee freedom and equality to all our citizens” in a speech at the closing session of the civil rights organization’s 38th annual conference at Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Continue reading Truman becomes first president to address NAACP 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 29 1947)
Video: 'The Living Daylights' trailer
(Monday, June 29, 1987) — The Living Daylights, the fifteenth entry in the James Bond film series and the first to star Timothy Dalton as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond, premiered today at the Odeon Leicester Square in London. Continue reading Timothy Dalton debuts as James Bond at ‘The Living Daylights’ premiere in London 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 29 1987)
Video: 'Death of Jayne Mansfield (GRAPHIC)'
(Thursday, June 29, 1967, at approximately 2:25 a.m. CDT) — 34-year-old actress Jayne Mansfield, a major Hollywood sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s, was killed instantly early this morning when the car in which she was riding hit the rear of a trailer truck on U.S. 90 in Slidell, Louisiana. Continue reading Actress Jayne Mansfield, 34, dies in New Orleans car crash 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 29 1967)