It happened on this day…April 19th

On this day in 1993 – The Branch-Davidian’s compound in Waco, TX, burned to the ground. It was the end of a 51-day standoff between the cult and U.S. federal agents. 86 people were killed including 17 children. Nine of the Branch Davidians escaped the fire.

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It happened on this day…April 18th

On this day in 1775 – American revolutionaries Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott rode though the towns of Massachusetts giving the warning that “the Regulars are coming out.” Later, the phrase “the British are coming” was attributed to Revere.

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It happened on this day…April 17th

On this day in 1964 – The Ford Motor Company unveiled its new Mustang model.

 

Personal Note: Look at the price in the magazine ad: $2368 f.o.b. Detroit

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It happened on this day…March 21

On this day in 1961 – The Beatles made their debut in an appearance at Liverpool’s The Cavern.

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It happened on this day…March 20

On this day in 1969 – John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.

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It happened on this day…March 19

On this day in 1970 – “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” debuted on television.

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It happened on this day…March 18

On this day in 1965 – The first spacewalk took place — by Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov from Voskhod II.

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