This Day in History

Tragedy at Kent State

The Kent State shootings occurred on May 4, 1970, when members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire on students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University in Ohio, killing four and wounding nine others. This tragic event shocked the nation and became a symbol of the deep divisions and tumultuous conflicts of the […]

The First Earth Day is Celebrated

The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, marking the birth of the modern environmental movement. Inspired by a desire to foster a sustainable relationship between humanity and the planet, millions of Americans took part in rallies, demonstrations, and educational initiatives across the country. This groundbreaking day helped spur action that led to […]

Apollo 13 Returns to Earth

Apollo 13, famously dubbed “a successful failure” by its mission commander, Jim Lovell, made a triumphant return to Earth on this day after a near-disastrous mission in space. The mission’s ordeal began with an oxygen tank explosion two days after launch, which crippled the spacecraft on its journey to the moon. Through the ingenuity and […]

Apollo 13 Launches to the Moon

On April 11, 1970, the Apollo 13 mission launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida with the goal of landing astronauts on the moon. However, the mission encountered a life-threatening crisis when an oxygen tank exploded two days later, forcing the crew to abort their lunar landing and undertake a perilous journey back to Earth. […]

John Wayne wins Best Actor Oscar

Legendary actor John Wayne wins the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Rooster Cogburn in the Western film “True Grit,” earning recognition for his iconic portrayal of the tough and tenacious lawman. Wayne’s Oscar win solidifies his status as one of Hollywood’s most enduring and beloved stars, leaving an indelible mark on […]

Jesus Christ Superstar Album

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice released a double-LP “concept” album called Jesus Christ Superstar, which later would become the smash-hit Broadway musical of the same name. The album shot to the top of the Billboard album charts in early 1971 prior to its’ Broadway premiere later that year.