Daily Archives: December 15, 2012

Lennon, Ono’s ‘One to One’ benefit concert on ABC-TV 40 years ago this hour (1972)

Video: Aug. 30, 1972 (only 'Imagine' missing from ABC-TV broadcast of Dec. 15, 1972)

(Friday, December 15, 1972, 10 p.m. EST) — An Aug. 30, 1972, performance by ex-Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono with The Plastic Ono Elephant’s Memory band at Madison Square Garden in New York City to benefit the Willowbrook School for Children, a home for retarded children, was televised tonight on ABC.

Federal forces retreat from Fredericksburg 150 years ago today (1862)

Video: 'Fredericksburg: The Wall, December 11, 1862' (Dec. 15, 1862, at 5:35)

(Monday, December 15, 1862, during the Battle of Fredericksburg, part of the American Civil War) — Having suffered a decisive defeat, Federal forces retreated today across the Rappahannock River, ending the Battle of Fredericksburg. In all, the Union army suffered 12,653 casualties, including 1,284 killed, 9,600 wounded and 1,769 captured/missing.