Daily Archives: December 5, 2012

‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ premieres in New York 10 years ago today (2002)


Video: 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' trailer

(Thursday, December 5, 2002) — Frodo and Samwise press on toward Mordor while Aragorn, drawing closer to his kingly destiny, rallies forces of good for the battles that must come in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the second film in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, which premiered today in New York City.

Directed by Peter Jackson, the film stars Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett,John Rhys-Davies, Orlando Bloom, Bernard Hill, Christopher Lee, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, Karl Urban, David Wenham, Brad Dourif, Sala Baker and Sean Bean.

Churchill warns of tough job ahead 70 years ago today (1942)


Video: Churchill at 6:21 (Dec. 5, 1942)

(Saturday, December 5, 1942, during the Tunisia Campaign, part of the North African Campaign, part of the Mediterranean, Middle East and African Theatre of World War II) — British Prime Minister Winston Churchill told an audience in Bradford, England, today that “very hard fighting” faces the Allies before they will be able to kick the Axis out of the last 20 miles of Tunisia.

Jackson defeats Clay, re-elected President of the United States 180 years ago today (1832)


Video: National Bank issue and election of 1832 (starting at 2:35)

(Wednesday, December 5, 1832, during the 1832 presidential campaign) — Democratic President Andrew Jackson of Tennessee was re-elected President of the United States today, defeating National Republican candidate Sen. Henry Clay of Kentucky. Continue reading Jackson defeats Clay, re-elected President of the United States 180 years ago today (1832)

George Washington unanimously re-elected first President of the United States 220 years ago today (1792)


Video: 'George Washington (Part 3)' (Washington re-elected at 4:52)

(Wednesday, December 5, 1792, during the 1792 presidential campaign) — President George Washington of Virginia was unanimously re-elected President of the United States today. Continue reading George Washington unanimously re-elected first President of the United States 220 years ago today (1792)