how the past
impacts the now.
role The Beatles
played in changing
the modern world.
THE FOLLOWING EVENTS TOOK PLACE ON MAY 13
1607--Captain John Smith and a party of soldiers land in Virginia at Jamestown, and establish the first permanent British settlement in the New World.
1934--The Great Dustbowl begins in the American Midwest.
1941--Ritchie Valens is born. His hits include Donna and La Bamba.
1943--Mary Wells is born in Detroit, Michigan. Her biggest hit is the classic R&B song, My Guy.
1950--Stevie Wonder is born Steveland Morris in Saginaw, Michigan. One of the most prolific singer-songwriters of his generation, his hits include: I Just Called To Say I Love You, Superstition, You Are the Sunshine of My Life, and My Cherie Amour.
1950--Diner's Club issues its first credit cards.
1952--Pandit Nehru becomes Premier of India.
1961--The Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany.
1962--The Beatles perform at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.
1967--Brian Epstein, under the care of a psychiatrist, is diagnosed as suffering from depression.
1968--John Lennon and Paul McCartney, in the US to promote Apple Corps, give interviews throughout the day at the St. Regis Hotel in New York.
1968--Talks between North Vietnamese and American negotiators aimed at ending the Vietnam War begin in Paris, France.
1969--A photographic session with Angus McBean for the Get Back LP cover takes place at EMI House at 6:00 p.m.
1970--The Beatles' movie, "Let It Be," has its world premiere in New York. None of the former Beatles attend. The film will open in the UK on May 20.
1972--John Lennon takes part in anti-Vietnam war protests in New York, leading a mass singalong of Give Peace A Chance. Yoko Ono calls for North Vietnam to invade the United States.
1985--British Rail christens a new Pullman locomotive John Lennon in a ceremony at Liverpools Lime Street Station.
1988--Jazz trumpeter, Chet Baker, falls to his death out of a hotel window at age 59.
1989--Approximately 2,000 students begin a hunger strike in Tiananmen Square, China.
1991--Apple Computer releases Macintosh System 7.0.
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