This Day in History

Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu are Married

Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, married Priscilla Beaulieu on May 1, 1967, in a small private ceremony in Las Vegas. This glamorous coupling captured the hearts and imaginations of fans worldwide, marking a high-profile union in the world of music and celebrity. Their marriage, followed by intense public interest and media coverage, […]

Muhammad Ali Refused Induction into the U.S. Army

On this day in 1967, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused induction into the U.S. Army, citing religious reasons and opposition to the Vietnam War. His stand cost him greatly, stripping him of his boxing titles and facing a ban from the sport. Ali’s conviction in the face of immense pressure made him a symbol […]

The First Human Heart Transplant

On this groundbreaking day in 1967, South African surgeon Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the world’s first successful human heart transplant. The surgery marked a major leap forward in the field of medicine and transplantation.

The March on the Pentagon

On this day there was a massive demonstration against the Vietnam War where over 35,000 people marched from Lincoln Memorial to the Pentagon to protest US involvement in Vietnam.

Venera 4

The Russian Venera 4 became the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet. This spacecraft first showed that the major gas of Venus’ atmosphere is CO2.

The Outer Space Treaty

The Outer Space Treaty, which prohibits the placement of nuclear weapons in space, was signed by the United States, the Soviet Union, and the United Kingdom, marking a significant step in space diplomacy.

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court justice, is sworn in. Marshall had previously been the solicitor general, the head of the legal staff of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and a leading American civil rights lawyer.