History: August 21, 1961: Motown Records Release 1st of #1 Hit Songs

August 21 1961 Motown Records Release 1st hit song

A Brief History On August 21, 1961, Motown Records of Detroit, Michigan released what became their first #1 hit song, “Please Mr. Postman” by the Marvelettes. The marvelettes -please mr. postman-1961 by LostPirate77 Founded by record making genius Berry Gordy, Jr., Motown was an African-American oriented enterprise with a cross-racial appeal that helped bridge the...
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History: August 19, 1953: CIA and MI-6 Conduct Iranian Coup, Reinstate the Shah

August 19 1953 CIA and MI 6 Conduct Iranian Coup

A Brief History On August 19, 1953, United States and British covert spy agencies CIA and MI-6 overthrew the government of Iran led by democratically elected Mohammad Mossaddegh and reinstated the Shah (King), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Digging Deeper Pahlavi had first taken power when his father abdicated during World War II.  The impetus for overthrowing...
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History: August 18, 1945: Asian Milestone, Independent Indonesia Gets 1st President

August 18 1945 Indonesia now the world

A Brief History On August 18, 1945, Indonesia, now the world’s 4th most populous country (and the largest island nation) inaugurated Sukarno as the nation’s first president.  Indonesia had just received their independence the day before this historic event. Digging Deeper A colony of the Netherlands since 1800, after a two hundred year period of...
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