how the past
impacts the now.
role The Beatles
played in changing
the modern world.
THE FOLLOWING EVENTS TOOK PLACE ON MAY 5
1813--Philosopher Soren Kierkegaard is born in Denmark. He was the founder of Existentialism.
1818--Karl Marx, author of The Communist Manifesto, is born.
1842--A city-wide fire burns for over 100 hours in Hamburg, Germany.
1863--The Battle of Tupelo (Mississipppi) takes place.
1891--Carnegie Hall opens in New York City, with Tchaikovsky as guest conductor.
1893--Panic of 1893: the first great crash on the New York Stock Exchange occurs.
1944--Mahatma Gandhi is freed from prison.
1956--The album, Elvis, is the first rock album to reach #1 on the Billboard Top 100.
1961--Astronaut Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space.
1961--The Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany.
1962--The Beatles perform at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.
1965--The Beatles filming again on the Salisbury Plain for the movie, "Help!" This will be the last day of shooting at this location.
1965--The first large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam.
1966--The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Three, EMI Studios, London). The Beatles overdub backwards guitars onto I'm Only Sleeping.
1969--US release of The Beatles single Get Back / Don't Let Me Down (Apple). 12 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #1.
1969--The Beatles in the recording studio (Olympic Sound Studios, London). Recording overdubs for George Harrison's song, Something.
1969--Associated Television (ATV) gains control of Northern Songs, giving them control over the Lennon-McCartney song catalog. ATV also acquires Lenmac Enterprises, Ltd. The deal is finalized on September 25. John Lennon is furious at Dick James deception. He says: Im not going to be fucked around by men in suits sitting on their fat arses in the city.
1971--The kidnapping charges (regarding Yoko Onos daughter, Kyoko) that were brought against the Lennons in Majorca, are officially dropped.
1972--John Lennon and Yoko Ono make their second, and final, appearance on The Dick Cavett Show. Unlike their first appearance the year before, they perform live in the studio. Along with Elephants Memory Band, they perform Woman Is the Nigger of the World and Were All Water. John takes the opportunity to express his feelings against television in England and they both explain in detail the problems they have been having trying to regain custody of Yokos daughter, Kyoko. John also tells Cavett that his phone is being tapped and that he is being followed by US government agents. Joining the Lennons on this show is actress Shirley MacLaine. Just before the broadcast, the bosses at ABC-TV want to cut the performance of Woman Is the Nigger of the World, but Cavett insists that it stay in, making a supportive disclaimer before the song is aired.
1979--Voyager 1 passes Jupiter.
1986--Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Chairman, Ahmet Ertegen, announces in New York that Cleveland, Ohio has been chosen as the city where the Hall of Fame will be built.
1990--A fund-raising memorial concert for John Lennon is held at Pier Head, on the banks of the Mersey River in Liverpool. Organized by Yoko Ono, proceeds will go to the Greening of the World John Lennon Scholarship Fund. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr contribute films for the event.
1998--The case of The Beatles vs. Lingasong Music opens in the High Courts of London. Edward Kingsize Taylor, who was responsible for taping The Beatles concert back on December 31, 1962, at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany, tells the court: John Lennon gave me permission to tape The Beatles performance. Nicolas Merriman, representing Lingasong Music, tells the court: Mr. Taylor said he asked John Lennon and that Lennon said it was OK...as long as he got the ale in.
2000-- A conjunction of the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Moon takes place.
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