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John Lennon's quote ...among other John Lennon's quote ...among other
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2022-03-04 07:18:32
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The Hindenburg, John Lennon quote, Hemingway and the Kray twins mark March 4th.

len0_4001936: The Hindenburg makes it's first official flight in Germany. The Hindenburg built by the Zeppelin Company was 804 ft long filled with highly inflammable hydrogen to provide the lift and four 1,200 hp Daimler-Benz diesel engines giving the airship a maximum speed of 135 km/h (84 mph). To put this in context The Hindenburg was three times the length of a current Jumbo Jet and could carry less than 100 people including passengers and crew. (Jumbo Jet carries circa 500 including passengers and crew)

1952: Ernest Hemingway had finished a novel entitled The Old Man and the Sea on this day. This book had one the Pulitzer prize about a year later (1953) Unfortunately, Hemingway had committed suicide in the year 1961, making The Old and the Sea Hemingway’s last major work of fiction created.

1966: John Lennon is interviewed by Maureen Cleave of The London Evening Standard and part of his interview talks about popularity of THE BEATLES and he is quoted as saying "Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I do not know what will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity...We're more popular than Jesus now" . The quote repeated later in America upsets The American Bible Belt who protested in the South and Midwest, and conservative groups staged public burnings of Beatles' records and memorabilia. Radio stations banned Beatles music and concert venues cancelled performances.

1969: The Kray twins, Ronald and Reginald, are found guilty of the murder of Jack McVitie at the Old Bailey, and face life imprisonment.


    
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