Category Archives: This Day in History

The Death of Che Guevara

On October 9, 1967, controversial Marxist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara was executed by members of the Bolivian army. Although he was active as a revolutionary for only a relatively short time, Guevara has become one of the most recognizable figures of the 20th century. Ernesto R. Guevara de la Serna was born in Rosario, Argentina, on June 14, 1928 (though […]

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This Day in History: September 17th- The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Who, and an Explosion

This Day In History: September 17, 1967 “I have severe hearing damage. It’s manifested itself as tinnitus, ringing in the ears at frequencies that I play guitar. It hurts, it’s painful, and it’s frustrating.” – Pete Townsend A defining moment in television and rock and roll history occurred on September 17, 1967, when the Who appeared on The Smothers Brothers […]

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