TODAY IN HIS­TORY: Led Zep­pelin

Penticton Herald - - OPINION -

In 1519, Holy Ro­man Em­peror Max­i­m­il­ian I died.

In 1598, the Mar­quis de La Roche was awarded a fur trad­ing mo­nop­oly in the New World by the King of France.

In 1519, Holy Ro­man Em­peror Max­i­m­il­ian I died.

In 1598, the Mar­quis de La Roche was awarded a fur trad­ing mo­nop­oly in the New World by the King of France.

In 1759, James Wolfe was pro­moted to ma­jor-gen­eral and com­man­der-in-chief of Bri­tish land forces for the planned in­va­sion of New France, which came later in the year. Wolfe was soon killed when his forces in­vaded Que­bec.

In 1773, the first pub­lic mu­seum in Amer­ica was or­ga­nized, in Charleston, S.C.

In 1819, St. Boni­face Col­lege was founded at Red River in what was to be­come Man­i­toba.

In 1842, the first issue of Prince Ed­ward Is­land’s “The Is­lan­der” was pub­lished, edited by John Inge.

In 1910, Baroness Rosen, wife of the Rus­sian am­bas­sador to the U.S. pi­o­neered smok­ing by women in pub­lic at a White House re­cep­tion.

In 1915, the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives re­jected a pro­posal to give women the right to vote.

In 1916, a gov­ern­ment order-in­coun­cil boosted the num­ber of Cana­dian sol­diers com­mit­ted to the First World War to 500,000.

In 1928, Rus­sian-born pi­anist Vladimir Horowitz made his U.S. de­but with the New York Phil­har­monic.

In 1932, Hat­tie W. Car­away be­came the first woman elected to the U.S. Sen­ate, after serv­ing out the re­main­der of the term of her late hus­band, Thad­deus.

In 1935, Amelia Earhart Put­nam set a record of 18 hours, 16 min­utes on a solo flight of 3,860 kilo­me­tres, from Honolulu to Cal­i­for­nia.

In 1942, U.S. pres­i­dent Franklin D. Roo­sevelt re-es­tab­lished the National War La­bor Board.

In 1945, Ger­man forces in Bel­gium re­treated dur­ing the Bat­tle of the Bulge in the Second World War.

In 1968, The Supremes (Diana Ross, Mary Wil­son, Cindy Bird­song) guest-starred on the “Tarzan” episode “The Con­vert.” The Supremes played nuns.

In 1969, Led Zep­pelin re­leased its self-ti­tled de­but al­bum (above). Songs in­cluded “Dazed and Con­fused,” “Good Times Bad Times” and “I Can’t Quit You Baby.” In a poll of mu­sic crit­ics, Rolling Stone mag­a­zine ranked it as the 29th great­est al­bum of all time.

In 1979, the Bee Gees — the Aus­tralian singing trio of broth­ers Robin, Barry and Mau­rice Gibb — got their star on Hol­ly­wood’s Walk of Fame. Their char­ity sin­gle “Too Much Heaven” was at the top of the charts at the time.

In 1991, “Janet Jack­son’s Rhythm Na­tion 1814” be­came the first al­bum to gen­er­ate seven top-5 sin­gles on the Bill­board Hot 100 when “Love Will Never Do (With­out You)” reached No. 4.

In 1991, coun­try singer Johnny Pay­check was re­leased from an Ohio prison after serv­ing two years of a seven-year sen­tence for shoot­ing a man in a bar­room.

In 1995, Cana­dian Neil Young was in­ducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleve­land. Other in­ductees in­cluded Led Zep­pelin, The All­man Broth­ers Band, Al Green, Ja­nis Joplin, Martha and the Van­del­las and Frank Zappa.

In 2008, seven teenagers, all mem­bers of a Bathurst, N.B., high school bas­ket­ball team, and their coach’s wife — a lo­cal teacher — were killed when the van bring­ing them home from a game in Monc­ton col­lided with a truck on an icy road just out­side Bathurst.

In 2011, Sgt. Ryan Rus­sell, an 11-year vet­eran of the Toronto po­lice force, suf­fered fa­tal in­juries when he was struck by a stolen snow­plow dur­ing a wild po­lice chase through snowy streets. Richard Kachkar, a 44-year-old drifter who was shot and se­ri­ously wounded by po­lice, was charged with first-de­gree mur­der.

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