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The Beatles Arrive In New York
greets Liverpool band The Beatles (aka 'The Fab Four'), who arrive
at JFK Airport on Pan Am's 'Yankee Clipper', flight 101, from London Heathrow.
The group were number one in the pop charts with "I want to hold your hand".
3,000 screaming fans provided the welcoming committee onto American soil for the
very first time.
quartet were Paul McCartney, age 21, Ringo Starr, 23, John Lennon, 23, and George
Harrison, 20. The Beatles made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show,
although it was difficult to hear what they were playing because the audience
were screaming. 73 million people, 40% of the possible audience, tuned in to the
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Earliest Example of Forensic Evidence Convicting
Josephs was found dead by her husband, Bernard, her throat slashed and severed
from the spine at their Bromley, England, home. No murder weapon was found in
the house, however police pieced together the crime from the evidence they found
at the scene.
appeared that Claire had been preparing a meal, and, as there was no sign of a
forced entry, and a half finished cup of coffee, police believed Claire knew her
Payne, a friend of Claire and Bernard with an earlier conviction for assaulting
women, had scratches on his hands and his alibi did not stand up.
found over 60 cerise woolen fibers in the lining of Payne's laundered clothing,
the same fibers of Claires clothing at the time of the murder. Additional fiber's
were found in Paynes car, along with Claire's blood type.
was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in May 1968.
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The last legal bare-knuckle fight in the USA is fought in Mississippi City, Mississippi.
John L. Sullivan retains his heavyweight belt, he defeated Jake Kilrain.
The Great Baltimore Fire begins
Bruce McCandless floats unteathered from the Challenger Space Shuttle, the first
time this feat had been attempted.
Maastricht treaties make European Union official.
Lillian Gish, the first lady of the silent screen, dies.