On This Day in History

On This Day in History

On This Day in History

1926, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) debuted with a radio network of 24 stations.
1939, President Franklin Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
1956 Elvis Presley‘s first movie, Love Me Tender, is released.
1969 Janis Joplin is arrested in Tampa, Florida, on charges of using “vulgar and indecent language” while performing. According to witnesses, the incident started when a policeman with a bullhorn ordered people in the audience to sit down and Joplin responded, “Don’t f*** with those people! Hey, mister, what’re you so uptight about? Did you buy a five dollar ticket?” When police backstage instructed Joplin to tell the audience to take their seats, she replied, “I’m not telling them s***.” After being arrested in her dressing room, Joplin is released on $504 bond. All charges are eventually dropped.
1969 The first Wendy’s restaurant opens.
1982, funeral services were held in Moscow’s Red Square for the late Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev.
1979, A plane going from Chicago to Washington was forced to land after a package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold.
1984, five-week-old Baby Fae died after her body rejected the baboon heart she had lived with for 20 days.

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