Video: 'Colonel Robert Gould Shaw: 54th Massachusetts Regiment'
(Saturday, July 18, 1863, 7:45-10:00 p.m. local time; during the Second Battle of Fort Wagner of the American Civil War) — The first formal African American military unit, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, unsuccessfully assaulted Confederate-held Fort Wagner on Morris Island, South Carolina, today but their valiant fighting still proves the worth of African American soldiers during the war. Continue reading First formal African-American military unit defeated at Fort Wagner 150 years ago this hour (1863)
Audio: 'The Beatles - You Really Got A Hold On Me (2009 Mono Remaster)'
(Thursday, July 18, 1963, 7:00 p.m.-10:45 p.m. BST) — The Beatles began recording their second album (With The Beatles) tonight at EMI Studio 2 in London, committing “You Really Got a Hold On Me,” “Money (That’s What I Want)” and “Devil In Her Heart” on tape. Continue reading The Beatles begin recording second album ‘With The Beatles’ 50 years ago this hour (1963)
Video: 'Elvis Presley - My Happiness (Elvis' first recording)'
(Saturday, July 18, 1953) — Elvis Presley, 18, recorded “My Happiness” today as a gift for his mother at The Memphis Recording Service, home of the Sun label; it was his first recording.