Today we are celebrating our birthday (of ourselves not our fierce editorial) and are happy to announce that we will be officially back on the 20th of December writing about all sorts of fabulous, ferosh and fearful things. However, we thought we would take a look back into historical events that happened today. Some we knew about and some we didn’t! Take a look!
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•1792 – In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn
•1870 Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina becomes the first black U.S. congressman, also becoming the first black man to be sworn into House of Reps
•1913 The “Mona Lisa,” stolen from the Louvre Museum in 1911, recovered
•1915 Frank Sinatra, born in Hoboken, vocalist/actor, old blue eyes
•1957 Jerry Lee Lewis weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 13, while still married to his 1st wife Jane Mitcham
•1961 Martin Luther King, Jr. and 700 demonstraters arrested in Albany, Georgia
(F.B.I. agent inspecting Lake Tahoe room from which Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped by Barry Keenan, Joe Amsler & John Irwin.)
•1963 Frank Sinatra Jr returned after being kidnapped
• 1963 Kenya gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
• 1963 Number one hit on UK music charts – The Beatles – I Want To Hold Your Hand
• 1963 Karruppanna Kamraj became a folk hero in India because he was determined to haul down the Union Jack and create an independent country. Kamraj was uneducated and ended up in a British prison for his seditious political activities, however, he managed the political underground even from jail. He ended up minister of Madras Province, and many wanted him as prime minister, but he did not speak Hindi which is India’s main language.
• 1965 Beatles last Great Britain concert (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff Wales)
• 1975 Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to trying to kill President Gerald Ford
• 1970 Jennifer Connelly is born
• 1979 Rhodesia changes its name to Zimbabwe.
• 1980 US’s copyright law amended to include computer programs
• 1981 Wayne Gretsky scores quickest 50th goal (game 39)
• 1982 Women’s peace protest at Greenham Common – 30,000 women hold hands and form a human chain around the 14.5 km (9 mi) perimeter fence.
• 1988 Sandra Miller of Queens sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment
• 2007 Ike Turner dies in California, of a cocaine overdose, at 76
And of course, our birthday!