Hans Remembers- Wednesday February 25, 1970- 50 years ago.
- In an episode of the children’s TV series Sesame Street- a routine was performed for the first time and it would become a best-selling record- “Rubber Duckie” an ode to a rubber duck bathtub toy. The rubber duck had been invented back in 1947 by sculptor Peter Ganine. The song had been written by Jeff Moss and arranged by Joe Raposo- who was famous for his work with Frank Sinatra.
- Dying on this day at age 66 Latvian born American abstract expressionist Mark Rothko of suicide.
- At the University of California at Santa Barbara after a speech by Attorney William Kunstler- a crowd of demonstrators rioted in the Isla Vista second of town near the college campus and burned down a branch of the Bank Of America. A 17 year old demonstrator was quoted of saying they burned down the bank because it was there. “It was the biggest capitalist establishment thing around.”