It was the Sexual Revolution that began on this day in 1960.
Also an errant throw uncovers a vast fortune and a promising new group from England gets a recording contract…
for Wednesday, May 9th, the 130th day of 2012
Today is National School Nurse Day…National Receptionists Day…National Nightshift Workers Day.
1903: Blacksmith Fred LaRose of Cobalt, Ontario, threw his hammer at a fox and struck the world’s largest silver vein. Unfortunately, he didn’t know it, so he sold his claim for a paltry $30,000.
1960: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Enovid, the first pill considered safe for birth control use. And the Sexual Revolution was on!
In a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters on May 9, 1961, FCC Chairman Newton Minnow condemned television programming as a “vast wasteland.”
And in Music History –
1962 – Brian Epstein met with EMI producer George Martin which would lead to the first recording contract of the act that Epstein had recently signed on to manage: the Beatles.