(630) True Cross relic returns to Jerusalem Having defeated the Sassanid Emperor, Byzantine Emperor Heraclius regains a fragment of the cross Jesus Christ was said to have been crucified on. Heraclius today returns the sacred relic to JerusalemThe True Cross is the name for physical remnants which, by a Catholic Church tradition, are believed to be from the cross upon which Jesus was crucified. According to post-Nicene historians such as Socrates Scholasticus, the Empress Helena, mother of Constantine, the first Christian Emperor of Rome, travelled to the Holy Land in 326–28, founding churches and establishing relief agencies for the poor. Historians Gelasius of Caesarea and Rufinus claimed that she discovered the hiding place of three crosses that were believed to be used at the crucifixion of Jesus and of two thieves, St. Dismas and Gestas, executed with him, and that a miracle revealed which of the three was the True Cross. wiki/True_Cross(1952) First rock and roll concertDJ Alan Freed’s Moondog Coronation Ball, in Cleveland, Ohio, notably features racially mixed performers and fans. Considered history’s first big rock concert, some 20,000 screaming teens try to crowd into a venue that can hold just half that number. Police will halt the show after just one song is performed.The Moondog Coronation Ball was a concert held at the Cleveland Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on March 21, 1952. It is generally accepted as the first major rock and roll concert. Alan Freed had joined WJW-Radio in 1951 as the host of a classical-music program, but he took up a different kind of music at the suggestion of Cleveland record-store owner Leo Mintz, who had noted with great interest the growing popularity, among young customers of all races, of rhythm-and-blues records by black musicians. Mintz decided to sponsor Freed’s three hours of late-night programming. Once they saw the popularity of the program increase, they decided on holding a live dance event featuring some of the artists whose records were appearing on Freed’s show. wiki/Moondog_Coronation_Ball(1963) Alcatraz Prison opens its cells and shuts its doorsIts final inmates transferred off ‘The Rock,’ America’s most notorious prison closes after nearly three decades. It will morph from one of the country’s most feared locales to one of California’s biggest tourist attractions.The Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary or United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island was a maximum high-security federal prison on Alcatraz Island, 1.25 miles off the coast of San Francisco, California, which operated from 1934 to 1963.
Address: Alcatraz Island Golden Gate National Recreation Area B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94123 Phone: (415) 561-4900 Opened: Aug 11, 1934 Closed: Mar 21, 1963
wiki/Alcatraz_Federal_Penitentiary(1980) Carter announces Moscow Olympics boycott Protesting the USSR’s invasion of Afghanistan, US President Jimmy Carter declares that the US won’t be participating in the upcoming Moscow Summer Olympics. In the end, 65 nations won’t participate in the games, but some will do so for economic, rather than political reasons. The USSR will respond in kind, snubbing the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games.The 1980 Summer Olympics boycott was one part of a number of actions initiated by the United States to protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The Soviet Union, which hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics, and other countries would later boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. wiki/1980_Summer_Olympics_boycott3.3.f17