Daily Archives: November 8, 2011

Wings takes flight as ex-Beatle Paul McCartney hosts launch party for new group 40 years ago tonight (1971)


Video: Wings party (@ 1:24)

(Monday, November 8, 1971) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney hosted a party tonight celebrate the launch of his new group Wings and their upcoming album “Wild Life” at the Empire Ballroom in Leicester Square, London. Continue reading Wings takes flight as ex-Beatle Paul McCartney hosts launch party for new group 40 years ago tonight (1971)

Union intercepts British mail ship, triggering international crisis 150 years ago today (1861)

(Friday, November 8, 1861) — The USS San Jacinto stopped the United Kingdom mail ship Trent today and arrested two Confederate envoys, sparking a diplomatic crisis between the UK and US known as the Trent Affair during the American Civil War. Continue reading Union intercepts British mail ship, triggering international crisis 150 years ago today (1861)