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This Weekend In History…

This Weekend In History…

James Dean Killed in Car Crash September 30, 1955 The 24-year-old actor James Dean is killed when his speeding Porsche crashes into another vehicle. He had recently filmed a public service announcement on the dangers of speeding stating, “The life you might save might be mine.” Me and Bobby McGee October 1, 1970 Janis Joplin finishes recording her…

On This Day…

On This Day…

Warren Commission Report September 27, 1964 The controversial Warren Commission Report is made public. It concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. It also concluded that Jack Ruby also acted alone when he killed Oswald two days later.

On This Day…

On This Day…

1960For the first time in U.S. history, a debate between major party presidential candidates is shown on television. The presidential hopefuls, John F. Kennedy, a Democratic senator of Massachusetts, and Richard M. Nixon, the vice president of the United States. Less than three weeks later, on November 8, Kennedy won 49.7 percent of the popular…

This Weekend In History…

This Weekend In History…

Neptune Discovered September 23, 1846 The planet Neptune is discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle. Its existence had been predicted the previous year by English astronomer John Couch Adams and French astronomer Urbain Le Verrier. Le Verrier would die on the 31st anniversary of Neptune’s discovery. Little Rock Crisis September 24, 1957 U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower orders federal troops…

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