Monthly Archives: January 2014

It happened on this day…January 30th

On this day in 1969 – The Beatles made their last public appearance together, on the roof of their Apple Studios in London. Sad, sad day for us Beatles fans….

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It happened on this day…January 29th

On this day in 1845 – Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” was first published; it appeared in the “New York Evening Mirror.” Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,  Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten … Continue reading

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It happened on this day…January 28th

On this day in 1986 – The space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crew members. Back row (L-R): Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe,Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnik. Front row (L-R):Michael J. Smith, Francis “Dick” Scobee, Ronald McNair.

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It happened on this day….January 27th

On this day in 1973 – The Vietnam peace accords were signed in Paris. The U.S. military draft ended.

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It happened on this day…January 26th

On this day in 1988 – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Phantom of the Opera” opened at Broadway’s Majestic Theater.

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It happened on this day…January 25th

On this day in 1961 – President John F. Kennedy held the first presidential news conference carried live on radio and television.

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It happened on this day…January 24th

On this day in 1984 – The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.

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