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WebSideStory Pick of the Week! 3/16/98

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By Deryl D. Danner Sr.



    Nov Russian Bolshevik/Communist "October" Revolution


    Nov "WORLD WAR I ends": 8.5 mill dead, 21 mill wounded, 7.5 mill prisoners and missing +worldwide influenza epidemic, kills 22 million by 1920


    Nov Franklin D. Roosevelt elected, but Communist Party candidate gets more than a million votes Reconstruction Finance Corporation estimated by Congress to lend to rebuild US economy: 1.5 billion by year's end Japan begins undercutting world market prices Hermann Hesse: - 'Journey to the East' 'Black Elk Speaks': John Neihardt 'Brave New World': Aldous Huxley Louis-Ferdinand Celine: - 'Voyage au bout de la nuit' 'Childbirth Without Fear' Grantly Dick-Read Giacometti: 'The Palace at 4 A.M.' created Calder: mobiles exhibited Shirley Temple's first film Amelia Earhart first woman to fly solo across Atlantic


    Nov FDR re-elected for fourth term Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. elected to Congress Cost of living in US rises almost 30% Bluesman Arthur "Big Boy" Cruddup records "Rock Me Mama" using the first electrified guitar, created by him in 1940 Sartre's 'No Exit' opens in Paris T.S. Eliot: 'Four Quartets' (when was The Hollow Men) Jack Kerouac (22), Allen Ginsberg (18), William Borroughs (30) meet around Columbia University Bop recordings on the market.


    April Allied forces attack Berlin; Hitler commits suicide May 7 Germany surrenders July 16 First atomic bomb explosion, Alamogordo, New Mexico Aug8&9 "Atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima, Nagasaki" Sept 2 Surrender of Japan; "WORLD WAR II ends"


    First of 23 nuclear explosions 46-58, Bikini atoll "first year of the Baby Boom (46-64)" Postwar birth rise (1945: 2,873,000; 1946: 3.5 mill; 1947: 3.75 mill) [Storming Heaven p.94 says Baby Boom height 54-64 4 mill babies born/year] [1950s "baby boom in every industrialized country" - Hall)



    Nov Truman re-elected (vs. Dewey) Levitts begin construction of first mass-produced suburb: Levittown, Long Island Huh? Fed rent control bill passed in US First McDonalds drive-in (San Bernardino, California) Long-play record invented (US) Nat King Cole's record of eden ahbez's song "Nature Boy" is a big hit B.F. Skinner: 'Walden Two' George Orwell writes '1984' (originally titled 1948) Alfred C. Kinsey: 'Sexual Behavior in the Human Male' Ed Sullivan television show starts Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Fred Hellerman & Ronnie Gilbert, singing In the Almanac Singers since the early 1940s, start The Weavers Summer: Ginsberg has mystical vision of Blake's flower + Malcolm Little, in prison, first hears about the teachings of Elijah Muhammed Lee Strasberg becomes Artistic Director of the Actors Studio, starts giving classes in the Stanislavsky "method"


    Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Little Richard: first records



    Nov 6 First hydrogen bomb exploded on Eniwetok Atoll by US = Thermonuclear bomb 'Eisenhower defeats Stevenson' (ending 20 yrs of Democrate presidency) First Holiday Inn motor hotel (Memphis, Tennessee) Standardization of McDonalds design First contraceptive pill produced Albert Schweitzer awarded Nobel Peace Prize Polio epidemic - 58,000 cases (1400 die, thousands in wheelchairs or steel braces) L. Ron Hubbard founds Scientology George Jorgenson goes to Denmark for the first sex change operation, becomes Christine G. TV: 'Dragnet' James Baldwin: 'Go Tell It on the Mountain' Invisible Man: 'Ralph Ellison' Fellini: 'The White Sheik' Nikos Kazantzakes [accent]: 'Zorba the Greek' Samuel Becket: 'Waiting for Godot' Simone de Beauvoir:'The Second Sex' (or is it 53?) John Clellon Holmes: "This is the Beat Gen" NYT (Nov 16) Weavers give up, stop touring; Pete Seeger begins touring college campuses The United States performed the first successful test of a fusion bomb on a Pacific atoll known as the Bikini Islands on Nov. 1, 1952. The Soviet Union tested a similar bomb on Aug. 12, 1953. The blast of the first American test was 500 times the power of the first atomic bomb.



    Nov Ike cut US foreign military spending causing gold drain. Nov US sends troops to Nicaragua & Guatemala Nov JFKennedy defeats Nixon with 40% margin among Negro voters in key states, who shifted from 40 to 70% Democratic since the 1956 election.


    Nov 1 Women Strike for Peace. Nov 1 Tennessee: state auctioneers selling off Highland Folk Center. Nov 1 Pushed through by the Kennedys, ICC rules against interstate segregation go into effect - demostrations throughout the south. Nov 9 Brian Epstein first sees the Beatles at The Cavern, Liverpool.


    Nov 8 Nixon loses for governor for California to incumbent Pat Brown Nov first (Berkeley) sit-in against racial discrimination at Mel's Drive-in, San Francisco and demostrations around the country and the south.


    Nov 1 Vietnam: Military junta overthrown and assassinated Ngo Dim Diem Nov "Freedom Vote" 90,000 Mississippi Negroes "vote" (in parallel election organized by SNCC) for the first time Nov Playboy: Allen Harrington's account of LSD session; Huxley's last piece on the psychedelic dream. Nov Leary's IFIF mutated into Castalia end JFK plans withdrawal/withdraws 1000 of 17,000 advisors in Vietnam, quietly opens a dialogue with Castro's Cuba, and pursues detente with the USSR (Hayden) Nov 22 John F. Kennedy assassinated On a visit to Dallas, Texas, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in. Aldous Huxley dies, on LSD Nov 24 LBJ signs national security memorandum stating US goal in Vietnam is helping the Saigon government to a military "victory" Nov? Oswald assassinated. Nov 16,000 troops in Vietnam Musics / Entertainments: Guantanamara, If I Had a Hammer, Puff the Magic Dragon, ?Charlie off the MTA? There But For Fortune - Phil Ochs Chad Mitchell Trio (with John Denver) Beach Boys: Surfin' USA & Surfer Girl (with Little Deuce Coupe) Jan & Dean: Surf City Ventures: Surfing Chris Kenner: Land of 1000 Dances LIVERPOOL! Beatles: first album Tom Paxton: The Last Thing on My Mind Dave Van Ronk starts Judy Henske records three albums Buffy Sainte-Marie: It's My Way (1st album) Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - Blowin in the Wind Bo Diddley first album Otis Redding first album Little Stevie Wonder


    Nov Johnson defeats Goldwater for President. Musics/Entertainment: Walk On Boy, We'll Sing in the Sunshine, Baby Love, King of the Road, A Spoonful of Sugar Jan & Dean: Ride the Wild Surf & Little Old Lady from Pasadena *from UK: Pacemakers, Herman's Hermits, Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde, Petula Clark (first hit: Downtown), The Kinks, Manfred Mann, The Hollies, Dave Clark Five: I Like It Like That) *The Rolling Stones first record & 12 x 5? Fred Neil first album Phil Ochs first album (w There But For Fortune?? see lista63)) *Dylan: The Times They are a Changin' *Another Side of Bob Dylan TV: Gomer Pyle, Gilligan's Island, U.N.C.L.E. Zorba the Greek the movie (when was the book?) Woman of the Dunes It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (people are basically mad, so there's no hope for the world) La Jette: Chris Marker (Fr) Herbert Marcuse: One Dimensional Man Marshall McLuhan: Understanding Media Carl Jung: Man and His Symbols I Never Promised You a Rose Garden: Hannah Green David Halberstam: The Making of a Quagmire op art Rudi Gernreich: topless bathing suit textured stockings


    Nov 1 J.Edgar Hoover stated that war demonstrators in US "represented a minority for the most part composed of halfway citizens who are neither morally, mentally, nor emotionally mature" Nov 2 (election day) Norman Morrison, 32 yr old Quaker, father of three, immolates self below Secretary of Defense McNamara's Pentagon window to protest Vietnam War Nov 6 Bill Graham's first: benefit to raise money for Mime Troupe, busted for performing in park without a permit (Airplane, Fugs, Warlocks, Committee, Ferlinghetti +++) Nov 9-10 Power Failure: NY & east coast Nov 9 Roger Allen La Porte, Catholic Worker, immolates self in front of UN Nov 22 Dylan marries Sara Lowndes & moves to Woodstock Nov 27 `March on Washington for Peace in] Vietnam' Wash, D.C. 15,000 (Life, Chron), 25,000 (Bd & Pupt), 30,000 (D.S.) SANE + Natational Coordg Committee of left wing orgs.


    Test-tube baby The first known birth of a baby conceived outside its mother's womb took place in Lancashire, England, on July 25, 1978. A physician had removed an egg from the mother on Nov. 10, 1977, and fertilized it with sperm from the husband. Jonestown suicides James Warren Jones was founder of the cult, People's Temple. On November 18 they drink punch that had been laced with cyanide. They followed his orders. Altogether the death toll was 909. Jones was found dead with a bullet in his head.


    Islamic Revolution in Iran In November 1979 Islamic revolutionaries invaded the American embassy and took 66 people hostage. After releasing 13, they held the rest until Jan. 20, 1981, the day that Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as president of the United States.






    Reagan-Gorbachev summit Reagan met Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva, Switzerland, on Nov. 19-20, 1985, SOURCES: Judy Goldsmith's Timeline Bill Murrey's Timeline History Channel Web Site Life Magazine CD, Internet Research - Jeri
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