Monthly Archives: August 2012

Lennon, Ono perform second ‘One to One’ benefit concert 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: Aug. 30, 1972 (only 'Imagine' missing from ABC-TV broadcast of Dec. 14, 1972)

(Wednesday, August 30, 1972, evening) — Ex-Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono with The Plastic Ono Elephant’s Memory band performed this evening at Madison Square Garden in New York City in the second of two “One to One” concerts to benefit the Willowbrook School for Children, a home for retarded children.

It would prove to be Lennon’s final full-length live performance after The Beatles.

Lennon, Ono perform ‘One to One’ benefit concert 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: Aug. 30, 1972 (all songs from afternoon show except 'Sisters, O Sisters,' 'Cold Turkey,' 'Hound Dog' and 'Give Peace a Chance,' which are from the evening show)

(Wednesday, August 30, 1972, 2:00 p.m. EDT) — Ex-Beatle John Lennon and wife Yoko Ono with The Plastic Ono Elephant’s Memory band performed this afternoon at Madison Square Garden in New York City in first of two “One to One” concerts to benefit the Willowbrook School for Children, a home for retarded children.

Confederates victorious at Second Battle of Bull Run 150 years ago today (1862)


Video: Aug. 30, 1862 (at 34:44)

(Saturday, August 30, 1862, during the Second Battle of Bull Run, part of the American Civil War) — Confederate forces won victories today against the Union at the Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia, as Maj. Gen. James Longstreet today sent five divisions storming into the Union flank, which was crushed and driven back to Bull Run.

25,000 men were killed, wounded or missing, five times the figure of the First Battle of Bull Run 13 months before.

Union Maj. Gen. John Pope attacks in Second Battle of Bull Run 150 years ago today (1862)


Video: Aug 29, 1862 (at 34:30)

(Friday, August 29, 1862, during the Second Battle of Bull Run, part of the American Civil War) — Union Maj. Gen. John Pope launched a series of assaults today against Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s position along an unfinished railroad grade in Prince William County, Virginia. The attacks were repulsed with heavy casualties on both sides.

At noon, Confederate Maj. Gen. James Longstreet arrived on the field from Thoroughfare Gap and took position on Jackson’s right flank.

Ted Kennedy takes jabs in Senate primary debate 50 years ago this hour (1962)

(Monday, August 27, 1962, 8:00 p.m. EDT) — State Attorney General Edward J. McCormack Jr., challenging Edward Moore Kennedy (the 30-year-old brother of President John F. Kennedy) in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, accused Kennedy in a TV debate tonight of attempting to get elected on his brother’s coattails. Continue reading Ted Kennedy takes jabs in Senate primary debate 50 years ago this hour (1962)