Video: 'The Beatles - All You Need is Love Our World Satellite Broadcast Live 1967'
(Sunday, June 25, 1967, 9:36 p.m. BST) — The English rock band The Beatles recorded vocals, bass guitar, guitar solo, drums and 13-piece orchestra live for their new song “All You Need Is Love” over a pre-recorded backing track tonight inside EMI Studio 1 in London for Britain’s contribution to Our World, the first-ever live international telecast which was carried by satellite from 14 countries. Continue reading The Beatles perform ‘All You Need Is Love’ for world’s first live television satellite link-up 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 25 1967)
(Saturday, June 25, 1977) — “Life in the Fast Lane” by the Eagles peaked at #11 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
Video: 'Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl'
(Wednesday, June 25, 1947) — The Diary of a Young Girl, the personal journal of Anne Frank, a German-born Jewish girl hiding with her family from the Nazis in Amsterdam during World War II and The Holocaust, was first published today under the title The Annex: Diary Notes 14 June 1942 – 1 August 1944 by Contact Publishing in Amsterdam. Continue reading ‘The Diary of a Young Girl,’ personal journal of Anne Frank, first published 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 25 1947)
Video: 'Kenneth Arnold UFO Documentary'
(Tuesday, June 24, 1947, a few minutes before 3:00 p.m. PDT) — In what’s regarded as the first modern UFO sighting took place today as private pilot Kenneth Arnold reported seeing nine silvery objects flying in a “weaving formation” past Mount Rainier in Washington at speeds he estimated at a minimum of 1,200 miles an hour. Continue reading First modern UFO sighting takes place near Mount Rainier in Washington 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1947)
Video: 'Headquarters [Deluxe Edition]' (first 14 videos comprise the original album)
(Saturday, June 24, 1967) — Headquarters, the third studio album issued by The Monkees, peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Top LP’s chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Headquarters’ album by The Monkees peaks at #1 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1967)
Video: 'The Beatles - "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (2009 Stereo Remastered) [Full Album]'
(Saturday, June 24, 1967) — Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the eighth studio album by English rock band the Beatles, recognized for its innovations in music production, songwriting and graphic design, reflecting an embodiment of the 1960s counterculture, and bridging a cultural divide between popular music and legitimate art, debuted at #8 on today’s Billboard Top LP’s chart. Continue reading ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album by The Beatles debuts at #8 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1967)
(Saturday, June 24, 1967) — “Sunday Will Never Be the Same” by Spanky and Our Gang peaked at #9 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'United States v. Aaron Burr 1977 Judicial Conference of the United States'
(Wednesday, June 24, 1807) — Former Vice President Aaron Burr was indicted today by a grand jury in Richmond, Virginia, on charges of treason (for assembling an armed force to take New Orleans and separate the Western from the Atlantic states) and high misdemeanor (for sending a military expedition against territories belonging to Spain). Continue reading Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr indicted on treason, high misdemeanor 210 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1807)
Video: 'John Cabot - Mini Biography'
(Saturday, June 24, 1497) — The first recorded sighting of North America by a European took place today as explorer John Cabot spotted land, somewhere between Halifax and southern Labrador in present-day Canada. Continue reading First recorded sighting of North America by a European 520 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1497)