Video: 'History Channel Gettysburg Documentary Part 1' (July 1, 1863, 10 a.m., at 1:35)
(Wednesday, July 1, 1863, 10 a.m. local time; during the Battle of Gettysburg, part of the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War) — The largest military conflict in North American history began today when Union and Confederate forces collided at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Read more on Battle of Gettysburg begins in Pennsylvania 150 years ago this hour (1863)…
Audio: 'The Beatles She Loves You (2009 Mono Remaster)'
(Monday, July 1, 1963, 5:00 p.m.-10:45 p.m. BST) –Fresh off the success of their second #1 single “From Me To You”, the rock band from Liverpool, England, The Beatles, recorded their fourth single, “She Loves You” and “I’ll Get You” today at EMI Studio 2 in London for release in Britain on Aug. 23, 1963 (it was released in the U.S. on Sep. 16, 1963). Read more on The Beatles record fourth single ‘She Loves You/I’ll Get You’ in London 50 years ago this hour (1963)…
Video: 'History Channel Gettysburg Documentary Part 2' (July 2, 1863, at 12:49)
(Thursday, July 2, 1863; during the Battle of Gettysburg, part of the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War) — On the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia attacks Gen. George G. Meade’s Army of the Potomac at both Culp’s Hill and Little Round Top, but fails to move the Yankees from their positions. Read more on Fighting continues for second day at Battle of Gettysburg 150 years ago today (1863)…
Video: 'Bing Crosby: "Sunday Monday or Always" 1943'
(Friday, July 2, 1943) — Bing Crosby recorded “Sunday, Monday or Always” today in Los Angeles for Decca Records. Made during a musician’s strike, Crosby recorded the song with the Ken Darby Singers vocal group background instead of an orchestra.
Audio: 'July 2, 1963 - President John F. Kennedy visits Pope Paul VI in the Vatican City'
(Tuesday July 2, 1963) — U.S. President John F. Kennedy met Pope Paul VI today at the Vatican, the first meeting between a Catholic U.S. chief executive and the head of the Roman Catholic Church. The new pontiff told the young president that he had prayed for Kennedy’s efforts to end segregation in the United States.
Audio: 'The Beatles - Pop Go The Beatles Episode 5'
(Tuesday July 2, 1963, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. BST) — The Beatles performed today for the BBC Light Programme Pop Go The Beatles at Studio 5, Maida Vale Studios in London. They performed That’s All Right (Mama), There’s A Place, Carol, Soldier Of Love, Lend Me Your Comb, Clarabella, Three Cool Cats, Sweet Little Sixteen and Ask Me Why for broadcast on July 16, 1963, at 5:00 p.m.
Video: 'Live and Let Die (soundtrack)'
(Monday, July 2, 1973) — The soundtrack to the James Bond film Live and Let Die, featuring the main title song by Paul McCartney & Wings (featuring Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Henry McCullough and Denny Seiwell) and music scored by former Beatles producer George Martin, was released today in the United States (it was released in Britain on July 6, 1973).