Video: 'President Lyndon B. Johnson Remarks upon Signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964'
(Thursday, July 2, 1964, 6:45 p.m. EDT; during the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–68)) — President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the strongest civil rights law in nearly a century (known as the Civil Rights Act of 1964) tonight in the East Room of the White House, only three hours after Congress approved it amid cheers, and called on Americans to “eliminate the last vestiges of injustice in America.” (click here for more video of July 2, 1964, at 1:05:18) Continue reading President Johnson signs Civil Rights Act of 1964 50 years ago this hour (July 2 1964)
Video: 'Cilla Black - It's for you'
(Thursday, July 2, 1964, this evening) — Just hours after returning to London from a tour of Australia and New Zealand, John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles attended a session this evening at Abbey Road Studio 1 for Cilla Black, who was recording their song “It’s For You.”
Image: '"KENNEDYS DON'T CRY" (1975)' (July 2, 1934, at 8:22)
(Monday, July 2, 1934; during the Great Depression) — Appointed by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., was sworn-in today as chairman of the new Securities and Exchange Commission, charged with regulating the manipulation of stock prices that Kennedy had mastered decades earlier.
Video: 'BEATLES AT THE STADIUM 1964 VOL.14' (July 2, 1964, at 8:52)
(Thursday, July 2, 1964, 11:10 a.m. BST) — The Beatles arrived at London Airport this morning following their flight back from Sydney, Australia.