December 8th 1980: John Lennon killed
On this day in 1980, the British musician and peace activist John Lennon was shot and killed outside his New York home by Mark David Chapman. Lennon was one of the founding members of possibly the most successful band in history: the Beatles. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr achieved worldwide fame and critical acclaim. Lennon was the man behind Beatles hits such as ‘All You Need is Love’ and ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’. After the band broke up in 1970, Lennon had a successful solo career, with iconic songs like ‘Imagine’ and ‘Instant Karma!’. In his later years Lennon, along with his second wife Yoko Ono, became peace activists, especially posing opposition to the Vietnam War. His tragic death at the hands of a deranged fan came right when Lennon was making a return to music.
"WARNING: THIS SCENE CONTAINS LEMONS AND SEXUAL CONTENT IF YOU ARE A DOUCHE AND DO NOT ENJOY READING LEMONS THEN SCROLL DOWN UNTIL YOU SEE ANOTHER AUTHORS NOTE THIS IDEA WAS GIVEN TO ME BY JACOB SO GRAB YOUR TISSUES AND GRAB YOUR LOTION AND GET READY FOR SOME FUCKING (also apoligze if this sex scene sucks its my first lemon so cut me some slack)"
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December 5th 1901: Disney born
On this day in 1901, Walt Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois. Disney went on to found the Walt Disney Company in 1923, which helped to establish the American animation industry. The company was very successful, creating many beloved characters whose popularity endures, such as Mickey Mouse. Disney later expanded his media empire to theme parks, establishing Disneyland in 1955. Disney died from lung cancer in 1966, but his legacy continues in the continued success and cultural prevalence of the Disney company.
December 5, 1933: Prohibition Ends
On this day in 1933, prohibition ended with the ratification of the 21st Amendment, which achieved the mandatory three-fourths majority of states’ approval with support from Utah, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
Subsequently, the 18th Amendment was repealed after it was passed during the prohibition and temperance movements in the early 19th century. This activism initially stemmed from the concern about the effects of alcohol abuse.
Check out a video collection from Ken Burns’s Prohibition film to discover the rise and fall of the prohibition era.
Photo: Agents pour liquor into sewer following a raid ca. 1921 (Library of Congress).
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