On This Day – 6th August

Posted on: Thu 6 Aug 2020

On this day in history;

In 1909, New Jersey citizen Alice Ramsey embarked on a 59 day, 6115 kilometre transcontinental trip with three friends. In a publicity stunt for the Maxwell Motor Company, she became the first women to travel across America by car.

In 1997, during U2’s extravagant ‘PopMart’ tour, a technical malfunction prevented the band from emerging from their giant mechanical lemon.

Producer Leon Bishop joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to elaborate on these events from history.

Produced by Leon Bishop

Image sourced: Ardfern


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