Trump delivered a fiery speech on trade, declaring that he would not allow the U.S. to be “taken advantage of anymore” and planned to place “America first.” And then, less than 24 hours later, 11 Pacific Rim countries collectively shrugged and moved on without the U.S.
TIL Oregon had the only state-sponsored rock festival in United States history, Vortex I. It was an elaborate ploy to lure young people away from Portland during a planned visit by President Richard Nixon.
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Vladimir Putin’s former media czar was murdered in Washington, DC on the eve of a planned meeting with the U.S. Justice Department, according to two FBI agents whose assertions cast new doubts on the US government’s official explanation of his death.
TIL the Iron Sheik planned to kill the man who murdered his daughter by slitting his throat with a razor he hid in his mouth in the courtroom court. His family surrounded him and talked him out of it. Instead, as a tribute to his daughter, he quit drugs and got his life back on track.
TIL In 1969, The Beatles originally planned to have an album titled Everest. However, the band didn't want to travel all the way to Mount Everest for the album cover photoshoot. This lead album title changing to Abbey Road, which was the street right outside their studio.