Daily Archives: September 11, 2012

The Beatles complete first single in London 50 years ago this hour (1962)


Audio: 'P.S. I Love You' (Sep. 11, 1962)

(Tuesday, September 11, 1962, 5:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m. BST) — The Beatles returned to EMI Studio 2 in London tonight to record the final versions of P.S. I Love You and Love Me Do (the B and A sides of their first single, respectively), plus another pass at Please Please Me (which would not be released until 1995). Continue reading The Beatles complete first single in London 50 years ago this hour (1962)

Germans, Russians battle in suburbs of Stalingrad 70 years ago today (1942)


Video: Sept. 11, 1942 (at 4:03)

(Friday, September 11, 1942, during the Battle of Stalingrad, part of the Eastern Front of World War II) — Wilhelm Hoffman, a soldier in the 267th Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division of the German 6th Army who chronicled the Battle of Stalingrad in his journal, wrote today:

Our battalion is fighting in the suburbs of Stalingrad. We can already see the Volga; firing is going on all the time. Wherever you look is fire and flames . . . Russian cannon and machine-guns are firing out of the burning city. Fanatics . . .