Archive for May 4th, 2012

NUMBER-ONE ALBUM ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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Andy Williams is 84 (Dec. 3, 1927)

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BAND FORMED ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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The rock band The Moody Blues was formed on 4 May 1964, in Erdington,
Birmingham, England. The have sold in excess of 70 million albums worldwide
and have been awarded 14 platinum and gold discs. As of 2012 they remain
active with one member from the original band from 1964 and two more from
the 1967 lineup.

 

 

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PORTLAND POSTCARDS ~ FIRE BOATS

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HISTORIC CHICAGO RIOT ON THIS DAY IN 1886

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Artists Rendition of the Haymarket Affair

The Haymarket affair (also known as the Haymarket massacre or Haymarket riot)
was the aftermath of a bombing that took place at what began as a peaceful labor
rally on Tuesday May 4, 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago. Workers were
striking for an eight-hour work day when an unknown person threw a dynamite
bomb at police as they tried to disperse the demonstration. The bomb and
resulting gunfire left seven police officers and at least four civilians dead,
and many others wounded. The confrontation is generally considered
significant
as the origin of international May Day labor observances.

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Haymarket Martyrs Monument in Forest Home Cemetery, Forest
Park, ILL.

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A LEGENDARY GUITARIST IS 75 TODAY!

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Dick Dale

        Dick Dale dd for president

 

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