In the capsule today…
We find the “12th Street Riot” in Detroit after a police raid of an unlicensed, after-hours bar. It is one of the bloodiest and most destructive riots in what became known as the “Long Hot Summer.”
We find the nomination and confirmation of Thurgood Marshall to US Supreme Court.
And we find a song on the radio by Smokey Robinson. Motown producer Al Cleveland on a shopping trip with Smokey Robinson meant to say “I second that motion,” but jumbled the phrase. His version became the title of this song, which was written later that afternoon.
What is the year? (answer below).
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The year... 1967!