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This Week in Boomer History: Rolling Stones … Bay of Pigs … ‘The Simpsons’

Posted on 04/13/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayNotable events from our shared experience The Rolling Stones, the band’s self-titled debut album, is released by Decca Records in the U.K. on April 16, 1964, and climbs to No. 1. Slightly altered, the album is released in the U.S. on May 30 but never cracks the Top 10. On April 17, 1964, Jerrie Mock arrives in Columbus, Ohio, in a Cessna 180 to complete the first solo round-the-world flight by a woman. Walter Cronkite succeeds Douglas Edwards as anchor of the …

This Week in Boomer History: Kasparov vs. Deep Blue … Nightly Newscast … Peanuts RIP

Posted on 02/9/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayNotable events from our shared experience On Feb. 10, 1989, Ron Brown becomes the first African American to head a major U.S. political party. Later named U.S. secretary of commerce — also the first African American to hold that post — Brown dies in a 1996 plane crash in Croatia. What’s the opposite of a love letter? On Valentine’s Day 1989, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issues a “fatwa” encouraging Muslims to kill author Salman Rushdie for blasphemy in his novel The …