Archive for October 17th, 2018

IT WAS NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1960

Image result for THE DRIFTERS AND SAME THE LAST DANCE FOR ME


The Drifters was a group centered around lead singer Benjamin Nelson and originally called the Five Crowns. With that group taking on the new name
"the Drifters," and with Nelson changing his name to Ben E. King, a new
era of success for the group began.
They scored immediate hits with "There
Goes My Baby" (1959) and "This Magic Moment" (1960) followed by the song
that topped the Billboard pop charts on this day in 1960, "Save The Last
Dance For Me."


No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Billboard #1,HISTORY,MUSIC and have No Comments

HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

Today-In-Historytitle

Tim maguire
TIM MAGUIRE

Image result for opec meeting in 1973
On this day in 1973, OPEC, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting
Countries began an
oil-embargo against several countries including
the
U.S. and Great Britain. The incident stemmed from Western
support of Israel when
Egypt and Syria attacked the nation on
October 6, 1973. The embargo lasted until March of 1974.

Related image

Related image

Image result for opec and the energy crisis of 1973

associated-press-3

Image result for california earthquake 1989

An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale hit the San
Francisco Bay area in
California. The quake caused about 67
deaths, 3,000 injuries, and damages up to $7 billion.

Related image

Related image

Image result for california earthquake 1989

Related image

Photo of woman with seismograph drums showing the earthquake
Photo of woman with seismograph drums showing the earthquake.

Image result for california earthquake 1989
Loma Prieta Earthquake, Game 3, 1989 World Series.

associated-press-3

Related image

On this day in 1777, American troops defeated British forces in
Saratoga,
New York. It was the turning point in the American Revolutionary War.

Image result for the revolutionary war of 1777
Surrender of General Burgoyne and the British Army to General
Gates at the Battle of Saratoga.

Image result for americans   clinch revolutionary victory at saratoga

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in American Revolution,ANNIVERSARY,Battle,BIRTHDAY,DEATH,Earth quake,Gangster,Gas stations,HISTORY,MILITARY,Natural disaster,OPEC,Playwright,WAR and have No Comments