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On This Day…

On This Day…

Woodstock August 15, 1969 The music festival near Bethel, New York begins. More than 400,000 people attended the event billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music.”It was held at Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm near White Lake in Bethel, New York, 43 miles (70 km) southwest of Woodstock.

This Weekend In History…

This Weekend In History…

August 12, 1990 The world’s largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton is discovered. A group of archaeologists were preparing to leave after exploring a region in western South Dakota when they discovered they had a flat tire on their vehicle. While most of the group went back to town to repair the truck, Sue…

On This Day…

On This Day…

Watts Riots August 11, 1965 Six days of rioting begin in Los Angeles after the arrest of Marquette Frye. 34 people were killed with $40,000,000 in damage.21-year-old African-American Marquette Frye was pulled over for reckless driving. After administering a field sobriety test, the officer placed Frye under arrest and radioed for his vehicle to be…

On This Day…

On This Day…

Mount Rushmore August 10, 1927 The Mount Rushmore memorial is dedicated. It was completed in 1941. Work had begun in 1927 by sculpture Gutzon Borglum who died in March of 1941 leaving his son to complete the task. The sculpture would feature the 60-foot (18 m) tall heads of U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. These presidents were…

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