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History “Today”: The Beatles’ Farewell U.S. Tour

August 29, 2009

August 29, 1966. Exactly today, England’s biggest contribution to the world of music, the Beatles, held their last concert at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, USA to close their American tour. Their performance, which met with smashing success during the first five years of the 1960s, was mired with serious controversy following John Lennon’s comment that […]

History “Today”: Pratil–India’s First Woman President

July 25, 2009

 Exactly today, Pratibha Devisingh Patil became the first-ever woman to be sworn in as president of the Republic of India. Patil served as the 12th person to ever hold office in India, which is the second most populous country in the planet. Click here for more…http://richavady.com/?p=378

History “Today”: Tojo Quits As Japan’s Prime Minister

July 18, 2009

July 18, 2009. Exactly 65 years ago, Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo resigned from his post after suffering one loss after the other in the Second World War. The Fall of Saipan, an island in the Marianas, was the last straw that forced Tojo to quit his post. Tojo, a well-respected Japanese military strategist and […]