January 25 1971 – Charles Manson and His Followers are Convicted of Murder

January 25 1971 – Charles Manson and His Followers are Convicted of Murder5 (100%) 1 vote Ten days after beginning deliberation in the most expensive murder trial in American history up to that point, jurors in the case of The State of California v. Charles Manson returned a guilty verdict on January 25, 1971. The decision against those who participated in the horrifying killings of seven Los Angeles residents would be splashed across newspapers all over the globe. Released from prison in 1967, Manson moved from southern California to the San Francisco Bay area to remake himself in a new image. Diagnosed as hostile to any sort of social norms, […]

January 25 1924 – The first Winter Olympic Games opens in Chamonix, France

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January 25 1924 – The first Winter Olympic Games opens in Chamonix, France5 (100%) 1 vote On January 25, 1924, the First Winter Olympic Games was opened in Chamonix, France. Although not known as an Olympics Games at the time, it became the first in many winter sporting events to be held by the International Olympics Committee. The proposal for a winter sports week or a winter sporting event similar to the Summer Olympic Games had been around for quite some time. In 1921, the International Olympic Committee acceded to the demand and extended its patronage to a weeklong sporting event to be held in Chamonix, France. This event, the […]