Daily Archives: May 5, 2014

‘Seven Up!’ documentary premieres on British TV 50 years ago today (May 5 1964)

Video: 'Seven Up! excerpt - London Adventure Playground, 1964'

(Tuesday, May 5, 1964) — The Granada TV documentary Seven Up!, which profiled a group of 7-year-old British children, first aired today on Britain’s ITV network. The subjects were revisited every seven years in sequels called “7 Plus Seven,” “21 Up,” “28 Up,” etc., the latest one to date being “56 Up.”

Battle of the Wilderness begins in Virginia 150 years ago today (May 5 1864)

Video: 'Ulysses S. Grant and the Battle of the Wilderness' (May 5, 1864, at 25:34)

(Thursday, May 5, 1864; during the Overland Campaign, part of the American Civil War) — The Battle of the Wilderness, the first battle of Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s 1864 Virginia Overland Campaign against Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, began today in Spotsylvania County and Orange County, Virginia.