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President Truman signs bill implementing doctrine to fight spread of communism 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 22 1947)


Video: 'American Experience Truman 2' (May 22, 1947, at 22:06)

(Thursday, May 22, 1947, 8:00 a.m. CDT; during the Cold War) — With a pledge that the United States will act, as well as talk, in support of the United Nations, U.S. President Harry S. Truman today signed the Greek-Turkish aid bill, providing $400 million in military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece and implementing the Truman Doctrine to fight the spread of communism. Continue reading President Truman signs bill implementing doctrine to fight spread of communism 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 22 1947)

The Seekers perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 21 1967)


Video: 'The Seekers - Georgy Girl, US TV 1967'

(Sunday, May 21, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — The Seekers performed “Georgy Girl” on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from Montreal’s Expo ’67. Continue reading The Seekers perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 21 1967)

Charles Lindbergh completes first solo transatlantic flight 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 21 1927)


Video: 'Charles Lindbergh pilots the first flight from New York to Paris, May 20th 1927'

(Saturday, May 21, 1927, 10:22 p.m. CEST) — American aviator Charles Lindbergh, 25, landed his Spirit of St. Louis monoplane tonight at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean, 33 1/2 hours after taking off from Roosevelt Field in New York. Continue reading Charles Lindbergh completes first solo transatlantic flight 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 21 1927)

‘The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl’ album debuts at #13 in USA 40 years ago today (May 21 1977)


Video: 'The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl'

(Saturday, May 21, 1977)The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl, a live album by The Beatles featuring songs compiled from two performances at the Hollywood Bowl in August 1964 and August 1965, debuted at #13 on today’s Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart. Continue reading ‘The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl’ album debuts at #13 in USA 40 years ago today (May 21 1977)