Daily Archives: May 3, 2015

The Beatles begin three-day Salisbury Plain shoot for ‘Help!’ film 50 years ago today (May 3 1965)

Video: 'Help 1965' (May 3-5, 1965, at 48:14-58:28)

(Monday, May 3, 1965) — The Beatles began a three-day location shoot today for the military scenes in their second feature film Help! on Salisbury Plain at Knighton Down in Larkhill, Wiltshire.

The band also mimed performances of their songs “I Need You” and “The Night Before” for the cameras.

Abraham Lincoln returns to Springfield, Illinois 150 years ago this hour (May 3 1865)

Video: 'Ken Burns The Civil War: Episode 9 The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) |Ken Burns Docum' (May 3, 1865 at 23:22)

(Wednesday, May 3, 1865, 9:00 a.m.; during the American Civil War) — The remains U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and his deceased son, William Wallace Lincoln, arrived today in Lincoln’s hometown of Springfield, Illinois, for public viewing at the Old State House, concluding a 1,654 mile train journey from Washington for final burial.