Daily Archives: March 10, 2014

Lodge scores upset in New Hampshire on big write-in vote 50 years ago this hour (Mar 10 1964)

Video: 'NH Primary 1964'

(Tuesday, March 10, 1964, 7:18 p.m. EST) — CBS News projected a dramatic political upset tonight for Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, whose name was not even on the ballot, by sweeping the New Hampshire first-in-the-nation Republican presidential primary from Sen. Barry Goldwater. New York Gov. Nelson A Rockefeller was running third.

President Lyndon B. Johnson won the Democratic presidential primary with no viable opposition and was expected to easily win the nomination following his succession to the presidency upon the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Ringo Starr films pub solo sequence for The Beatles’ first film 50 years ago today (Mar 10 1964)

Video: 'A Hard Day's Night (Full Movie) 1080p [HD] subtitulada' (Mar. 10, 1964, at 1:03:43-1:04:48)

(Tuesday, March 10, 1964) — Ringo Starr filmed part of his solo sequence for The Beatles’ debut film A Hard Day’s Night today at the Turks Head pub on Winchester Road in Twickenham, Middlesex. Ringo was filmed trying to eat a stale sandwich, ruining a game of shove ha’penny, accidentally smashing a beer glass, and throwing some badly-aimed darts.

President Lincoln puts General Grant in command of U.S. Army 150 years ago today (Mar 10 1864)

Video: 'History Corner Ulysses S Grant'

(Thursday, March 10, 1864; during the American Civil War) — U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signed an order today assigning Ulysses S. Grant, who had just received his commission as lieutenant-general, to the command of the Armies of the United States. Grant assumed his new command two days later, relieving General-in-Chief Henry Halleck.