TODAY IN HISTORY
Adolf Hitler launched his first attempt at seizing power in Germany with a failed coup in Munich that came to be known as the “Beer-Hall Putsch.”
The premium cable TV network Home Box Office, or HBO, made its debut with a showing of the 1971 movie “Sometimes a Great Notion” starring Paul Newman and Henry Fonda. It was transmitted to 325Service Electric cable subscribers in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
A federal judge in Cleveland dismissed charges against eight Ohio National Guardsmen accused of violating the civil rights of students who were killed or wounded in the 1970 Kent State shootings.