Monthly Archives: November 2013

‘Schindler’s List’ premieres in Washington, D.C. 20 years ago today (1993)


Video: 'Schindler's List' trailer

(Tuesday, November 30, 1993)Schindler’s List, an epic drama film about of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of more than a thousand mostly Polish-Jewish refugees during the Holocaust by employing them in his factories, premiered today at a private showing in Washington, D.C. (it would open in U.S. theaters on Dec. 15, 1993). Continue reading ‘Schindler’s List’ premieres in Washington, D.C. 20 years ago today (1993)

The Beatles release ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand/This Boy’ 50 years ago today (1963)


Video: 'The Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand (2009 Stereo Remaster) [Full HD 1080p]'

(Friday, November 29, 1963) — The Beatles released their fifth single “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “This Boy” today in Britain on Parlophone. It would be released on Capitol in the U.S. on Dec. 26, 1963. Continue reading The Beatles release ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand/This Boy’ 50 years ago today (1963)

Nixon’s personal secretary tells federal court she accidentally caused part of gap in key Watergate tape 40 years ago today (1973)


Video: 'Who Erased 18 Minutes of Nixon Watergate Tapes?'

(Monday, November 26, 1973; during the Watergate scandal) — U.S. President Richard Nixon’s personal secretary, Rose Mary Woods, told a federal court today that she’d accidentally caused part of the 18-1/2-minute gap in a key Watergate tape.

1,138 killed when Germans strike HMT Rohna off Algeria 70 years ago today (1943)


Video: 'Rohna Film Preview'

(Friday, November 26, 1943; during World War II) — The HMT Rohna, a British transport ship carrying American soldiers, was hit today by a German missile and sank in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria. 1,138 men were killed, including 1,015 Americans, constituting the largest loss of U.S. troops at sea in a single incident.

Yankees rout Rebels at the Battle of Missionary Ridge 150 years ago this hour (1863)


Video: 'Civil War Missionary Ridge Radio Drama'

(Wednesday, November 25, 1863, 6 p.m. local time; during the Battle of Missionary Ridge, part of the Chattanooga Campaign of the American Civil War) — Following the Union victory in the Battle of Lookout Mountain yesterday, Union forces under Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant assaulted Missionary Ridge and defeated the Confederate Army of Tennessee, commanded by Gen. Braxton Bragg.

President Kennedy’s widow lights eternal flame 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Video: 'John F. Kennedy Funeral November 25, 1963' (enternal flame lit at 42:09)

(Monday, November 25, 1963, 3:02 p.m. EST) — Jacqueline Kennedy, President Kennedy’s widow today lit the eternal flame, a presidential memorial at the gravesite of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, in Arlington National Cemetery. The president’s brothers, Robert F. Kennedy and Edward M. Kennedy, symbolically lit the flame after her. Continue reading President Kennedy’s widow lights eternal flame 50 years ago this hour (1963)

Aircraft flyover, flag folding ceremony held at JFK grave site service 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Video: 'John F. Kennedy Funeral November 25, 1963' (flyover at Arlington at 34:45)

(Monday, November 25, 1963, 2:43 p.m. EST) — The aircraft flyover and flag folding ceremony was held this afternoon during burial services for John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery. Continue reading Aircraft flyover, flag folding ceremony held at JFK grave site service 50 years ago this hour (1963)