On this day in 1968 Robert Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. A Palestinian immigrant, Sirhan Sirhan was convicted of his murder but claims he was under the influence of brainwashing. Kennedy was on his way to gaining the democratic nomination for president. Like the killing of his brother, there are conspiracy theories. It just goes to show that the 60's were a turbulent time.
On this day in 1956 Elvis Presley performed "Hound Dog" on the Milton Berle show for the second time. This time he put down his guitar and decided to show off some of his new moves. By the time he was done he had made music and television history. Elvis the Pelvis was born. His hip swaying became an overnight controversy.
On this day in 1933 Franklin Roosevelt took the United States off the gold standard, meaning citizens no longer could have their money backed by gold. He also made it illegal to own gold worth more than $100. President Gerald Ford reversed this decision in 1974. The result of this was the growing inflation made by the Federal Reserve. Prices have increased steadily ever since then.