Only two tracks on Dylan’s debut album were his own compositions and it failed to hit the Billboard 100. The album sold less than 5,000 copies in its first year and earnt Dylan the nickname ‘Hammond’s Folly’ from record executives.
Commanded by Lieutenant William Calley, the troops killed between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in hamlets around the South Vietnamese village of Son My.
What made the FBI’s list unique was that it brought dangerous fugitives to nationwide attention. The development of the internet has made the list’s reach global, though it is still an exclusively FBI program.
The Congress met in New York City, but the 18th Century’s slow forms of transport meant that many of the members didn’t arrive in time for the scheduled start date.
Operation Rolling Thunder lasted for three and a half years and saw hundreds of thousands of tons of bombs dropped on North Vietnam.
Salem’s witch hysteria began in January 1692 when both the daughter and niece of the Reverend Samuel Parris each began to suffer violent fits. In total twenty people were executed, and a further seven died in jail, before the paranoia came to an end.
The band, whose name has sadly been lost, were auditioning Hendrix to join them but after an exuberant first-set performance opted not to invite him back on stage for the second set.
Elm Farm Ollie gave a total of 24 quarts (23 litres) of milk which was then packed into paper cartons and dropped by parachute to the crowds at the St Louis International Air Show.
Although nobody was ever brought to trial for the St Valentine’s Day Massacre, it is generally accepted that the gangsters were gunned down on the orders of South Side Gang boss Al Capone.
Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry signed a bill that redrew electoral boundaries in the first example of ‘gerrymandering’.