Daily Archives: December 1, 2012

Paul McCartney/Wings release ‘Hi Hi Hi/C Moon’ 40 years ago today (1972)


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(Friday, December 1, 1972) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and his band Wings today released the single “Hi Hi Hi“/”C Moon” in Britain, where “Hi Hi Hi” would be banned by the BBC for its sexually suggestive lyrics (the single would be released in the U.S. on Dec. 4, 1972). Continue reading Paul McCartney/Wings release ‘Hi Hi Hi/C Moon’ 40 years ago today (1972)

Lincoln calls for abolition of slavery in annual message to Congress 150 years ago today (1862)

(Monday, December 1, 1862) — In his Second Annual Message to Congress (read aloud by the Secretary of the Senate), U.S. President Abraham Lincoln called for the abolition of slavery, saying that “in giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free—honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope of earth.” Continue reading Lincoln calls for abolition of slavery in annual message to Congress 150 years ago today (1862)