A video compilation of what happened on this weekend in history. Enjoy!
Friday March 1
Pink Floyd releases Dark Side of the Moon in 1973. The group’s eighth album, it went on to sell over 45 million copies, making it the fourth largest-selling album of all time—a figure that could make anyone comfortably numb.
Or, as they sang on one of the album’s hit singles: “Money, it’s a gas. Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash.”
Saturday March 2
The first test flight of the supersonic Concorde takes off from Toulouse, France in 1969. The turbojet-powered passenger plane could travel at twice the speed of sound.
Before the Concorde, a regular commercial flight from New York to Paris took about eight hours. With the Concorde, that time was cut to less than four hours.
Talk about the jet set. The Concorde was retired from service in 2003.
Sunday, March 3
The Star Spangled Banner officially becomes the national anthem of the United States in 1931. The lyrics started out as a poem written by Francis Scott Key in 1814, and the melody was an old drinking song sung first in English taverns and then in American ones.
Maybe it sounded better when you were drunk.