Kent State Shootings



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Timeline

Y/M/D Description Place
1970/05/04 Ohio National Guard shoot unarmed college students at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Over a period of 13 seconds, guardsmen fired at least 61 rounds, killing four students and wounding nine others. Ohio State Normal College At Kent, Kent
1970/05/15 Neil Young is inspired to write the lyrics to "Ohio" after seeing John Filo's photos of the Kent State shootings in a Life Magazine, published 15 May 1970, that he received from David Crosby.
1970/05/21 Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young record "Ohio" at Plant Studios No 3 in Los Angeles.
1970/06/00 "Ohio" is released as a single. The B-side, is Stephen Stills's ode to the war's dead, "Find the Cost of Freedom".
1997/05/04 Crosby, Stills and Nash perform at Kent State University's 27th annual commemoration of the 1970 shootings. Ohio State Normal College At Kent, Kent

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