It was on this day in 1963 that the Rolling Stones started out on their first tour. Opening up for the Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley, this first stop was at the New Victoria Theater in London. Little Richard would also join the lineup a couple weeks later, and they would continue to play at theaters throughout Great Britain until the beginning of November. During this time it was discovered that one of the members (Brian Jones) received more pay than the others, causing some animosity among the band.
The first event that Wiki takes note of happening on this day is “522 BC – Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumâta, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire” and the most recent is “2009 – An 8.0 magnitude earthquake near the Samoan Islands causes a tsunami.”
A couple other things that also took place on this day are:
1789 – The nation’s first regular army is established by the US War Department.
1985 – First episode of MacGyver is broadcast on TV.
Happy birthday to Jill Whelan, Les Claypool, Stephanie Miller, Andrew Dice Clay, Ken Weatherwax, Mark Farner, Bryant Gumbel, and Jerry Lee Lewis.