Daily Archives: March 20, 2012

Lennon, Ono complete ‘Some Time In New York City’ 40 years ago today (1972)


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(Monday, March 20, 1972) — John Lennon and Yoko Ono completed the album Some Time In New York City this morning at Record Plant East in New York, on the couple’s third wedding anniversary. Lennon’s third post-Beatles album would be released June. Continue reading Lennon, Ono complete ‘Some Time In New York City’ 40 years ago today (1972)

‘An American In Paris’ wins Best Picture at 24th Academy Awards 60 years ago today (1952)

(Thursday, March 20, 1952)An American In Paris, a musical about an American artist who finds love in Paris but almost loses it to conflicting loyalties, was named Best Picture of 1951 tonight at the 24th Academy Awards at RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Continue reading ‘An American In Paris’ wins Best Picture at 24th Academy Awards 60 years ago today (1952)

Condolence letter written for Corporal Charles Gray 150 years ago today (1862)


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(Thursday, March 20, 1862, during the American Civil War) — An official condolence letter was written today to the brother of Corporal Charles Gray, who was killed at the Battle of New Bern on Mar. 14, 1862. He was the first man from Deer Isle, Maine, to join the army and the first from the island to die in the war.