Proof that fake news has been with us for a long time.
The Great Moon Hoax began on this day, in 1835. Published in six parts by the newspaper, The Sun, the articles claimed that a civilization had been discovered–living on the Moon.
President Richard Nixon resigned on this day–in 1974–following impeachment hearings after the Watergate Scandal.
50 years ago today (in 1967), the Monterey International Pop Festival brought The Jimi Hendrix Experience and The Who to American audiences–kick-starting the “Summer of Love“.