Tag Archives: 1971

What Happened – January 5

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1066 – Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England” and the most recent is “2005 – Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 1

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “153 BC – Roman consuls begin their year in office” and the most recent is “2011 – Estonia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the seventeenth eurozone country.”   A few other things that … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 11

It was on this day in 1968 that the Rolling Stones put on a rock and roll circus. The event was filmed before an invited audience on a stage designed to look like a circus big top. Other musical acts … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 4

It was on this day in 1971 that “some stupid with a flare gun burnt the place to the ground.” Frank Zappa and his band The Mothers of Invention were performing at the Montreux Casino in Switzerland when an audience … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 24

It was on this day in 1971 that a hijacker who called himself Dan Cooper parachuted out of an airplane. The man, whose actual name was never found out, had purchased a ticket for a flight from Portland OR to Seattle WA. Once … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 8

It was on this day in 1971 that Led Zeppelin released their untitled album. Commonly called “Led Zeppelin IV”, the cover had no mention at all of the band. Inside were four different symbols, each one picked out by a member of the group. … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 25

“Forward, the Light Brigade!” Was there a man dismay’d? Not tho’ the soldier knew Someone had blunder’d: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the valley of Death Rode the … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 12

It was on this night in 1957 that Little Richard told an audience of 40,000 fans that he was quitting rock’n’roll and instead turning to God. While on the flight into Sydney that afternoon the engine on his plane caught fire … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 4

It was on this day in 1971 that Pink Floyd played in Pompeii to an empty amphitheater. For the next few days they would be recorded (both on film and 24-track audio tape) playing the songs Echoes, A Saucerful Of Secrets, and One … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 1

It was on this day in 1971 that Walt Disney World was opened to the public. Several dummy corporations had bought over 27,000 acres of land near Orlando in 1965, and construction started in 1967. The Magic Kingdom was the first park in … Continue reading

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