Video: 'Civil War Combat - Battle of Cold Harbor'
(Tuesday, May 31, 1864, 4:00 p.m. local time; during the Battle of Cold Harbor, part of the Overland Campaign of the American Civil War) — The Battle of Cold Harbor, remembered as one of American history’s bloodiest, most lopsided battles, began today as Union cavalry seized the crossroads of Old Cold Harbor, about 10 miles northeast of the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, holding it against Confederate attacks until the Union infantry arrived.
Video: 'Ten Days to D-Day 3/7' (May 31, 1944, at 3:29)
(Wednesday, May 31, 1944, 10:00 a.m. British Double Summer Time (BDST)/4:00 a.m. Eastern War Time(EWT); 6 days before the Normandy landings on the Western Front of World War II) — A German soldier stationed in Nantes, France, writes a letter home as the Allies prepare for D-Day.
Video: 'Paul MCcartney MADRID SUMMER 04'
(Sunday, May 30, 2004, 10:20 p.m. CEST) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney performed tonight in Madrid, Spain, at the Estadio de Madrid on the third stop of his ’04 Summer Tour of Europe, which would continue through June 26, 2004.
(Saturday, May 30, 1964) — “Love Me Do” by The Beatles peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was the British rock band’s fourth number one hit on the chart since Feb. 1, 1964, and their 15th week at #1 in 18 weeks.
(Saturday, May 30, 1964) — “(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet” by The Reflections peaked at #6 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'The Killers’' (trailer)
(Saturday, May 30, 1964) — The Killers, a crime film about two professional hit men who try to find out who hired them and why, was released today in Japan. Continue reading ‘The Killers’ released in Japan 50 years ago today (May 30 1964)
Video: 'Kansas-Nebraska Act'
(Tuesday, May 30, 1854) — U.S. President Franklin Pierce today signed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, allowing people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders.
(Monday, May 30, 1814) — The first Treaty of Paris was signed today, ending war between France and the Sixth Coalition (the United Kingdom, Russia, Austria, Sweden, Portugal and Prussia), with France retaining its boundaries of 1792.
Video: 'Ten Days to D-Day 2/7' (May 30, 1944, at 12:13)
(Tuesday, May 30, 1944, 9:00 a.m. British Double Summer Time (BDST)/3:00 a.m. Eastern War Time(EWT); 7 days before the Normandy landings on the Western Front of World War II) — The American 82nd Airborne have reached their final staging post at Cottesmore airfield in the English Midlands by today for the upcoming invasion of Europe. Continue reading American 82nd Airborne have reached final staging post 70 years ago this hour (May 30 1944)
Video: 'Billy J Kramer And The Dakotas - From A Window'
(Friday, May 29, 1964) — Paul McCartney of The Beatles attended a recording session today at EMI Studios in London for the Lennon-McCartney composition “From a Window” as performed by Bill J Kramer, singing the final syllable: “…niiiight.”