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First Women Is Launched Into Space - 1963

Saturday, June 16, 2007

On 16th June 1963 a 26 year old Soviet Air Force officer, Jr.Lt. Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel into space.

The first video shows Tereshkova being prepared for her launch by technicians and engineers, before calmly saying her farewells, and being sealed inside her capsule, followed by the spectacular launch of Vostok 6.

This second video includes some original CCCP TV footage of Tereshkova during flight.

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The First Hee Haw TV Show Aired - 1969

Friday, June 15, 2007

Hee Haw was a long-running television variety show hosted by musicians Buck Owens and Roy Clark and featuring country music and humor with rural "Kornfield Kounty" as a backdrop.

The show was equally well-known for its voluptuous, scantily clad women in stereotypical Southern farmer's daughter outfits and its cornpone humor. Hee Haw was a quintessentially American show.

Where Oh Where Are You Tonight?
(with guest star Johnny Cash

"Where Oh Where Are You Tonight?", a nonsense duet which debuted on the opening show and is perhaps the most enduring image that most viewers have of the program. In early seasons, this was performed by Campbell and Tapp, in the vein of folk songs like "Oh! Susanna" and "Old Dan Tucker." In later seasons, Tapp would sometimes be replaced by that episode's guest singer, or other surprise celebrities. The guest/celebrity would stand with their back to the viewer while Campbell sang the new, humorous verse solo, holding a scythe. At the end of the verse, Campbell would elbow Tapp or the guest (as a comedic visual cue), who would then spin around (Tapp would react as if awoken by the elbow) to join him on the chorus: "Where, oh where, are you tonight?/Why did you leave me here all alone?/I searched the world over, and I thought I'd found true love,/Then you met another, and--pffft! you was gone!" The "pffft" would be done as a spitting "Bronx cheer", and occasionally, they would break up into laughter after the "pffft", unable to finish the song (Who got spat upon during the "pffft" would change each show.) Later, whole groups and even females would be part of the refrain, after Campbell's death in 1987. In some episodes, which had several major guest stars, the routine appeared several times in the show so that each guest would have the chance to be part of this tradition.

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Germany Take Paris - 1940

Thursday, June 14, 2007

German troops marched into Paris in the early hours of the morning on June 14 1940 as French and allied forces retreated.

The enemy met no resistance as it entered the capital, which was declared an "open town" a day earlier by the city's French military governor, General Hering.

French troops withdrew to avoid a violent battle and total destruction of Paris. They are believed to have taken a new line of defence south of the city. The Germans advanced from the north-east and north-west and shortly afterwards tanks rumbled past the Arc de Triomphe down the Champs Elysees to the Place de la Concorde.

Authentic Images Of Germans Entering Paris

Extremely Rare Footage of Adolf Hitler Touring Paris on 23rd June 1940

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Michael Jackson Aquitted On Child Molestation Charges - 2005

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

On 13th June 2005 a California jury exonerated Michael Jackson of the child molestation, conspiracy and alcohol charges that could have sent him to prison for nearly 20 years.

The jury deliberated about 32 hours throughout the course of seven days before reaching its decision.

The following 5 part video is a comprehensive 40+ minute special about the acquittal of Michael Jackson in 2005. It includes hundreds of news clips from many networks, the full verdict reading, front pages from around the world, interviews with the defense, prosecution and jurors, commentary by talking heads and more.

Michael Jackson Acquittal Not Guilty Innocent

Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

But not everyone was convinced of Michael Jackson's innocence...

Mad TV Parody of Jackson

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Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman Murdered - 1994

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

On 12th June 1994 Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were stabbed to death outside her Los Angeles home.

Amidst the "circus" that followed the two innocent lives lost were almost forgotten.

Nicole's former husband, football Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson, was later acquitted of the killings in a criminal trial, but held liable in a civil action.

Here is a collection of video "highlights" of this case over the last 13 years.

Emergency 911 Call Made By Nicole

The Famous White Bronco Police Chase

OJ Simpson Trying On The Black Gloves

Johnny Cochran's Closing Arguments

The Trial Verdict

Hidden Phone Records Prove OJ Innocent?

This presentation was made at Kent State University in 2004... and it reveals compelling evidence that Jason Simpson may have committed the murders.

If OJ Simpson Is Innocent, Then Who Is Guilty?

O.J. Simpson - "If I Did It" Interview Promo

Goldman Family Speaks Out

O.J. Simpson Claims to be Father of Anna Nicole's Baby?

O.J. Kicked Out Of Restaurant, Blonde Warned

OJ Simpson Book May Be Published After All

And Still The Brown & Goldman Families Await Justice...

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Mt. Pinatubo Volcano Erupts in Phillipines - 1991

Monday, June 11, 2007

On 11th June 1991, during the Desert Storm offensive, there was a volcanic eruption in the Philippines.

The eruption of Mount Pinatubo is the largest volcanic eruption in 150 years. But many people know nothing of it, the world was watching the war in Iraq...

Three United States Military installations in the Philippines were evacuated; Cubi Point Naval Air Station, Subic Naval Station and Clark Air Force Base, they were subsequently abandoned by the U.S. due to political decisions in the Philippines.

Scenes of the Mt. Pinatubo Eruption
(set to ACDC Thunderstruck music :\ )

"Mt. Pinatubo Evacuation of Clark Air Base Philippines" is a very intersting two-part, 40 mins long, visual trace along the route of thousands of evacuees from Clark Air Base and Subic Bay, Philippines, as they escape the destructive force of the pending eruption of the Mt. Pinatubo volcano June 1991.

Part 1 covers the evacuation from Clark Air Base to Subic Bay Naval Base; A week later evacuees board the massive aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln, for a three day voyage, arriving off shore and ferried to Mac tan Air Base, Cebu by helicopter. Stops include: Guam, Hickam Air Base, Hawaii and on to Travis Air Force Base, California.

Part One

Part 2 offers the viewer a rare, but memorable glimpse back at US military facilities as they were before this colossal event.

Videographer and former Clarkite, Virgil Hopper produced this Philippines Experience video series. He is a former member of the American Forces Radio and Television Service that served both Clark and Subic-area audiences with radio and television programming on FEN, the (Far East Network).

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The 6 Day Arab-Israeli War Ends in Ceasefire - 1967

Sunday, June 10, 2007

On June 10th 1967 the Six-Day War ended as Israel and Syria agreed on a United Nations mediated cease-fire.

Also known as the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, the Third Arab-Israeli War, Six Days' War, an‑Naksah (The Setback), or the June War, it was fought between Israel and its Arab neighbours Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Algeria also contributed troops and arms to the Arab forces.

On June 4 1967, Israel launched a pre-emptive attack on Egypt's airforce fearing an imminent invasion. Jordan then attacked western Jerusalem and Netanya. At the war's end, Israel had gained control of eastern Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights. The results of the war affect the geopolitics of the region to this day.

Israel Strikes Back
(Israeli patriotic footage of airforce)

The Six-Day War Deceptions
(Dutch former UN observer alleges that Israel provoked
their Arab neighbors in the run up to the Six-Day War)

View Part 2 on Youtube

40 years after the Six-Day War between Jordan & Israel
(CNN News Perspective)

Six Day War 40 Years On
(BBC News Perspective)

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