Tag Archives: 1960

What Happened – October 3

It was on this day in 1978 that several people…including the band’s seamstress…were arrested during an Aerosmith performance in Fort Wayne, IN for underage drinking, cigarette smoking, and marijuana use. Singer Steven Tyler, having seen his crew member being handled roughly … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 24

It was on this day in 1957 that President Eisenhower sent troops from the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Arkansas in order to enforce desegregation in the public schools. Segregated schools had been declared illegal the year before, but when nine black students registered at an all-white … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 14

It was on this day in 1955 that Little Richard said “a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.” He was in New Orleans to record a new album and had gone to a nearby tavern for lunch. While there he sat down at a piano and started … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 19

It was on this day in 1612 that a criminal trial for three women in Lancashire, Samlesbury (England) began. The charges were child murder, cannibalism, and practicing witchcraft. The grandchild of one of the accused (as well as niece to another) was the main witness against … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 6

It was on this day in 1982 that Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’  opened in NYC in only one theater. First seen at the Cannes Film Festival earlier that year, it had the official premiere in London. Tho very well-received at the earlier showings, the studio … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 22

“Absolutely 100% Not Guilty” It was on this day in 1994 that O. J. Simpson entered that plea to the charge of murder during a preliminary hearing. A jury was seated in November and the trial started in January of ’95. Over … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 8

It was on this day in 1853 that Commodore Matthew C. Perry steamed into what in now known as Tokyo Bay. Japan had a culture of isolationism, allowing only trade with the Dutch and the Chinese, and the US wanted to … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 22

It was on this day in 1992 that Johnny Carson hosted his last episode of The Tonight Show. He had first started in 1962 and had done over 4,500 of them by the time he stepped down. The guests that sat down … Continue reading

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