Daily Archives: November 21, 2014

George Harrison performs in Tulsa 40 years ago tonight (Nov 21 1974)

Video: 'George Harrison in Tulsa, 1974' (no audio)

(Thursday, November 21, 1974) — Ex-Beatle George Harrison performed tonight at Tulsa Assembly Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on the 11th stop of his 45-show “George Harrison & Friends North American Tour” in support of his new single “Dark Horse,” the title track of his new album, and Dark Horse Records.

President Lincoln signs Bixby letter 150 years ago today (Nov 21 1864)

Video: 'George C. Marshall reads Abraham Lincoln's letter to Mrs. Bixbey'

(Monday, November 21, 1864; during American Civil War) — A letter was signed tdoay by President Abraham Lincoln expressing condolences to Lydia Bixby, a widow in Boston whose five sons supposedly died while fighting in the Civil War.

As it turned out, only two of Mrs. Bixby’s sons had been killed in battle. Also, historians are not certain that Lincoln actually wrote the letter.

Still, the text has been widely praised as one of Lincoln’s finest works of writing alongside the Gettysburg Address and his second inaugural address