It Happened On #24

As I sit here and yawn, here’s an early weekend edition of It Happened On

It happened on October 21 1959…the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, often referred to as The Guggenheim, opens in the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City.Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the cylindrical museum building.  900,000+ people visit the Guggenheim each year

Also on October 21 1967, 100,000 demonstrators including radicals, liberals, black nationalists, hippies, professors, women’s groups, and war veterans march on the Pentagon. Many of the demonstrators waved the red, blue, and gold flag of the Viet Cong. Violence erupted when the demonstrators clashed with the soldiers and U.S. Marshals protecting the Pentagon. The protesters surrounded and besieged the military nerve center until the early hours of October 23. By the time order was restored, 683 people were arrested. This protest was paralleled by demonstrations in Japan and Western Europe, the most violent of which occurred outside the U.S. Embassy in London when 3,000 demonstrators attempted to storm the building

From fun and education to anger and resentment, history has it all

I posted a picture of the Viet Cong flag below for those who have no idea what it looks like

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