“History never looks like history when you are living through it.” ~John W. Gardner, politician
“It is a great pity that every human being does not, at an early stage of his life, have to write a historical work. He would then realize that the human race is in quite a jam about truth.” ~Rebecca West, writer
1988: Senate passes bill curbing ads during children’s television shows.
1983: Senate establishes Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday.
1982: Automaker John DeLorean arrested on cocaine charges, eventually to be found not guilty because of entrapment.
1977: Supersonic Concorde jet’s 1st landing in New York City.
1975: “A Chorus Line” opens on Broadway for an astonishing 6137 performances.
1971: Last issue of “Look” magazine is published.
1966: Yardbird’s first U.S. musical tour.
1960: Martin Luther King, Jr. arrested in Atlanta sit-in.
1960: U.S. imposes embargo on exports to Castro’s Cuba.
1959: Florence Henderson joins “Today Show” panel.
1959: “Miracle Worker, the story of Helen Keller,” premieres on Broadway.
1957: “Damn Yankees” closes on Broadway after 1,022 performances.
“You gotta have heart…”
1953: 1st jet transcontinental nonstop service.