17 June 1967
On this date in 1967…
Janis Joplin launched her solo career at the Monterey International Pop Festival, giving a phenomenal performance that helped turn her into a rock and roll star.
- 1835 – Soldier and future Confederate President Jefferson Davis married Sarah Knox Taylor, daughterof General and President Zachary Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky.
- 1864 – Federal General William TecumsehSherman’s troops launched a fierce, but futile attack on the Confederates at Mud Creek near Marietta, Georgia.
- 1932 – The first members pf the “Bonus Army,” a thousand mostly Southern World War I veterans assembled outside the United States Capitol as the U.S. Senate considered a bill to give them promised benefits.
- 1933 – The Union Station massacre occurred in Kansas City, Missouri when four FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash were gunned down by gangsters attempting to free Nash.
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