This Week in Boomer History: Kent State … ‘Hair’ … Spam … Amtrak

Posted on 04/27/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe Soviets bring down a CIA U-2 spy plane on May 1, 1960, intensifying the Cold War. Captured in Russia, pilot Francis Gary Powers is interrogated for more than a hundred days and imprisoned for nearly two years. The first Target discount store opens in Roseville, Minn., on May 1, 1962, growing into an enterprise that generates about $3 billion of net income in 2013. This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius when the musical Hair opens on Broadway …