3 Things About Today: Beatles, Telstar 1 and the Bahamas

This photo shows the Telstar 1 satellite, which was launched on this day in 1962.

  1. In the mood for some live music? Four Rivers Cultural Center continues its Live After Five in the Garden outdoor concert series at 5 p.m. today. West Abbey Road will take the stage for this show. As always, admission is free, and food and beverages will be available from purchase. The Cultural Center is at 676 S.W. Fifth Ave., Ontario. For more information, call (541) 889-8191 or visit www.4rcc.com.
  2. On this day in 1962, Telstar 1, a communications satellite was launched. The first of its kind, this satellite was the first to transmit signals for live television and telephone conversations across the Atlantic Ocean. Information obtained from www.britannica.com.
  3. In 1973, on this day, The Bahamas officially became independent from Britain within the Commonwealth. Information obtained from www.britannica.com.
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