Police attack sanitation strikers in Memphis 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 23 1968)


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(Friday, February 23, 1968; during the African-American civil rights movement (1954–1968)) — Police moved in with night sticks and gas guns today in Memphis as the city’s black leaders marched with workers eleven days into the Memphis sanitation strike. Continue reading Police attack sanitation strikers in Memphis 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 23 1968)

Joseph Kennedy departs for new post in England 80 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 23 1938)


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(Wednesday, February 23, 1938) — Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., the new United States Ambassador to Great Britain, sailed for his post today from New York Harbor aboard the 24,189-ton luxury liner SS Manhattan. Continue reading Joseph Kennedy departs for new post in England 80 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 23 1938)

‘Blood Dance’ episode airs on ‘Wiseguy’ 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 22 1988)


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(Monday, February 22, 1988, 10:00-11:00 p.m. EST) — Roger schemes to get Mel to fund the military coup of Isle Pavot but Mel is convinced that Cabra, the man Herb wants to put into power, has put a curse on him on tonight’s episode of the CBS crime drama television series Wiseguy. Continue reading ‘Blood Dance’ episode airs on ‘Wiseguy’ 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 22 1988)

Ringo Starr continues shooting TV special 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 22 1978)


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(Monday, February 22, 1978) — Former Beatle Ringo Starr continued shooting Ringo, a television special loosely based on Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper, today in Los Angeles for broadcast on NBC on Apr. 26, 1978. Continue reading Ringo Starr continues shooting TV special 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 22 1978)

All four Beatles filmed at Rishikesh, India 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 21 1968)


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(Wednesday, February 21, 1968) — British Pathé today filmed all four Beatles, who spent their first full day together at the Academy of Transcendental Meditation in Rishikesh studying Transcendental Meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Continue reading All four Beatles filmed at Rishikesh, India 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 21 1968)

‘Copper Clapper Caper’ sketch performed 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 20 1968)


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(Tuesday, February 20, 1968, 11:30 p.m. EST) — Host Johnny Carson and actor Jack Webb, in character as Dragnet‘s Joe Friday, performed the “Copper Clapper Caper” sketch tonight on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Continue reading ‘Copper Clapper Caper’ sketch performed 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 20 1968)

‘What Have I Done to Deserve This?’ by Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield peaks at #2 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 20 1988)

(Saturday, February 20, 1988)“What Have I Done to Deserve This?” by Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘What Have I Done to Deserve This?’ by Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield peaks at #2 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 20 1988)

The Monkees TV series officially cancelled 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 20 1968)


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(Tuesday, February 20, 1968)The Monkees, an American situation comedy television series that follows the adventures of four young men trying to make a name for themselves as a rock ‘n roll band, was officially cancelled today, one day after the band began filming its first feature film, Head Continue reading The Monkees TV series officially cancelled 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 20 1968)

All four Beatles reunite in Rishikesh, India 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 20 1968)


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(Tuesday, February 20, 1968) — Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of The Beatles departed New Delhi, India, today for the Academy of Transcendental Meditation in Rishikesh, reuniting with two other band members, John Lennon and George Harrison, who had arrived Feb. 16, 1968. Continue reading All four Beatles reunite in Rishikesh, India 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 20 1968)