This Day in History is a nifty website that allows you to…see what happened today in history! On December 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed while entering his apartment. According to the site, “Lennon was considered the intellectual Beatle and certainly was the most outspoken of the four. He caused a major controversy in 1966 when he declared that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus,” prompting mass burnings of Beatles’ records in the American Bible Belt. He later became an anti-war activist and flirted with communism in the lyrics of solo hits like “Imagine,” recorded after the Beatles disbanded in 1970. ”
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