Video: Tour rehearsals at Sony Studios, Culver City, CA, March 2002
(Monday, April 1, 2002, 8 p.m. PST) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney launched his 19-city Driving USA Tour tonight before a sellout crowd of 15,000 at Oakland Arena in Oakland, California. It was McCartney’s first concert tour in eight years and since the deaths of first wife, Linda McCartney, and fellow ex-Beatle George Harrison.
(Thursday, April 2, 1992) — Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr taped an appearance today for the comedy talk show Late Night with David Letterman at NBC Studio 6A at the RCA (later GE) Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City to promote his upcoming album and tour. The taping would air the following day.
Image: Japanese tanks and infantry advance through Bataan jungle
(Friday, April 3, 1942, during the Pacific theater of World War II) — Japanese forces today began their final assault on Bataan against American and Filipino troops who surrendered six days later; the capitulation was followed by the notorious Bataan Death March.
Video: April 5, 1862 (at 24:25)
(Saturday, April 5, 1862, part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War) — The monthlong Siege of Yorktown began today in Virginia when the Union commander, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, overestimated the enemy’s strength and insisted on preparations for a full-scale assault.