The British Invasion Begins and More – This Day in History
If you are a music buff, then this is a very special day. It marks the beginning of the “British Invasion”. The Beatles landing in New York to 3,000 screaming fans kicked off a segment of musical history that will never be matched again!
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1926 – Carter G. Woodson founds Negro History Week, which later evolved into Black History Month (More info)
1940 – The second full length animated Walt Disney film, ‘Pinocchio,’ premieres (More info)
1962 – The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports (More info)
1964 – Greeted by 3,000 screaming fans, the Beatles arrive in New York for their first visit to the United States (More info)
1986 – Almost three decades of one-family rule end in Haiti when President Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation (More info)