Wednesday, July 27, 2011

John Lennon is granted a green card

John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in U.S. on July 27, 1976

John Lennon, John Lennon Green Card

John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English musician and singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Along with fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, he formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century.

John Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, his writing, his drawings, on film, and in interviews, and he became controversial through his political and peace activism.

John Lennon moved to New York City in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by Richard Nixon's administration to deport him, while his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement.

On 23 March 1973, John Lennon was ordered to leave the US within 60 days.

Yoko Ono, meanwhile, was granted permanent residence. In response, Lennon and Ono held a press conference on 1 April 1973 at the New York City Bar Association, where they announced the formation of the state of Nutopia; a place with "no land, no boundaries, no passports, only people". Waving the white flag of Nutopia (two handkerchiefs), they asked for political asylum in the US. The press conference was filmed, and would later appear in the 2006 documentary The U.S. vs. John Lennon. John Lennon's Mind Games (1973) included the track "Nutopian International Anthem", which comprised three seconds of silence. Soon after the press conference, Nixon's involvement in a political scandal came to light, and in June the Watergate hearings began in Washington, DC. They led to the president's resignation 14 months later. Nixon's successor, Gerald Ford, showed little interest in continuing the battle against Lennon, and the deportation order was overturned in 1975. The following year, his US immigration status finally resolved, Lennon received his "green card" certifying his permanent residency, and when Jimmy Carter was inaugurated as president in January 1977, Lennon and Ono attended the Inaugural Ball.

Retro History for July 27 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy is 10th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
1988 Boston's worst traffic jam in 30 years
1988 General Sein Lwin succeeds Ne Win as President of Burma
1988 Radio Shack announces Tandy 1000 SL computer
1988 Tommy John commits rec 3 errors on 1 play as Yankees rout Brewers 16-3
1987 John Demjanjuk, accused Nazi "Ivan the Terrible" testifies in Israel
1987 Salt Lake City Trappers lose 7-5 to Billings Mustangs, ending their professional-record winning streak at 29 consecutive
1986 14th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley
1986 24th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Czechoslovakia in Prague, Czechoslovakia (3-0)
1986 Greg Lemond is 1st American to win Tour de France
1984 Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single vs. Philadelphia
1983 104 degrees F (40.3 degrees C) in Garmersdorf (German record)
1983 Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal
1982 California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times
1982 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi 1st visit to U.S. in almost 11 years
1982 Menken and Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors," premieres in New York City
1980 Palestinian throws hand grenade on Jewish children in Antwerp, 1 dead
1980 Sally Little wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 "Broadway Opry '79" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 6 performances
1979 France performs nuclear Test
1978 Indians Duane Kuiper is 3rd to hit 2 bases-loaded triples (vs Yankees)
1978 Portuguese President Eanes fires premier Soares
1976 John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in U.S.
1976 8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese
1976 Japanese ex-premier Tanaka arrested, Lockheed Affair
1975 Carol Mann wins LPGA George Washington Ladies Golf Classic
1974 House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 recommends Nixon impeachment
1974 Kanhai and Jameson add 465 for 2nd wicket, Warwickshire vs. Gloucs
1973 40th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Miami 14, All Stars 3 (54,103)
1973 Walter Blum becomes 6th jockey to ride 4,000 winners
1972 NHL star Maurice "Rocket" Richard signs with WHL Quebec Nordiques
1970 Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
1970 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1970 L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, and Jesse Haines enter Hall of Fame

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 15th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1969 Pioneer 10 launched
1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Canadian Golf Open
1968 Race Riot in Gary, Indiana
1967 Arabs Federation premier Hoesein Al Bayoomi resigns
1967 Helmond Sport soccer team forms
1967 Lyndon Baines Johnson sets up commission to study cause of urban violence
1967 U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1965 Pierre Harmel forms Belgium government
1965 President Johnson signs a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking
1963 Fritz Von Erich beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1963 General Amin al-Hafez becomes president of Syria
1962 Mariner 2 launched to Venus; flyby mission
1962 Martin Luther King, Jr. jailed in Albany, Georgia
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1960 Vice President Nixon nominated for President at Republican convention in Chicago

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Abbas Ali Baig scores 112 for India vs. England on debut
1959 William Shea announces he plans to have a baseball team in New York City in 1961
1958 Louise Suggs wins LPGA French Lick Golf Open
1957 St. James' Theater in London closes
1956 Jim Laker takes 9-37 in Australia's 1st innings at Manchester
1955 Austria regains full independence after 4-power occupation
1955 Bulgaria shoots down a plane heading for Israel (58 die)
1955 Israeli passenger plane shot down above Bulgaria, 58 die
1954 36th PGA Championship: Chick Herbert at Keller Golf Club St. Paul Minnesota
1954 Armistice divides Vietnam into two countries
1953 1st insulin isolated by F Banting and C Best in Toronto
1953 North Korea and United Nations sign armistice
1953 Vatican disallows priest holiday work in factory
1953 Dizzy Dean, Al Simmons Chief Bender, Bobby Wallace, Harry Wright, Ed Barrow, and Bill Klem and Tom Connolly are inducted into Hall of Fame
1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon (2:23:03.2)
1950 President Truman promises aid to Taiwan

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