Hans Remembers- Monday November 9, 1970- 50 Years Ago.

  • Charles de Gaulle- the French Army General who led the Free French fight against the Nazis after the fall of France in World War II- and was later President of France from 1959-69 died at the age of 79 just two weeks short of his 80th birthday. de Gaulle seemed to be in pretty good health was watching the evening news and playing Solitaire around 7:40 pm when he suddenly pointed to his neck and said “I feel a pain right there” then he collapsed -dying of a ruptured blood vessel.
  • One of the landmark albums of the era- Derek and the Dominos- Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs- was released-it contained the classic “Layla” which Eric Clapton wrote about his passion for George Harrison’s wife Pattie. Great guitar album.
  • The Supreme Court of the U.S. voted 6-3 against bypassing the lower federal courts in order to hear a petition filed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts against the United States regarding the constitutionality of the Vietnam War.
  • The Soviet Union launched Luna 17- a lunar lander which carried the first wheeled vehicle to the Moon
  • Rapper Warren G- born Warren Griffin III was born in Long Beach, California. Warren’s older stepbrother is- Dr. Dre.