Today in History March 21st

Looking For The Light

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. Melinda

black and white photo of clocks Photo by Andrey Grushnikov on Pexels.com

1952 First Rock and Roll Concert

DJ Alan Freed’s Moondog Coronation Ball, in Cleveland, Ohio, notably features racially mixed performers and fans. Considered history’s first big rock concert, some 20,000 screaming teens try to crowd into a venue that can hold just half that number. Police will halt the show after just one song is performed.

1980 Olympics Boycott

Protesting the USSR’s invasion of Afghanistan, US President Jimmy Carter declares that the US won’t be participating in the upcoming Moscow Summer Olympics. In the end, 65 nations won’t participate in the games, but some will do so for economic, rather than political reasons. The USSR will respond in kind, snubbing the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games.

1963

Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay, a harsh maximum security jail which once housed…

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