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1953

First 3D TV programme aired

Don’t Panic, That Sausage Isn’t Really Coming Out Of The TV

Screenlovers of things unexpectedly looming out at you (like her majesty the Queen) rejoice! It was upon this day in 1953 that a Los Angeles based ABC affiliate aired the first experimental 3D television programme. The show in question was Space Patrol, which has been largely forgotten but I imagine involved... Read more >

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1992

Verdict in Rodney King beating trial sparks riots in LA

In Los Angeles, California, four Los Angeles police officers that had been caught beating an unarmed African-American motorist in an amateur video are acquitted of any wrongdoing in the arrest. Hours after the verdicts were announced, outrage and protest turned to violence, as rioters in south-central Los Angeles blocked freeway traffic and beat motorists, wrecked and looted numerous downtown s... Read more >