Daily Archives: April 12, 2012

George Harrison interviewed for ‘Making of Sgt. Pepper’ documentary 20 years ago today (1992)


Video: 'The Making of Sgt. Pepper' (part 1)

(Sunday, April 12, 1992) — Ex-Beatle George Harrison was interviewed today at producer George Martin’s house in the U.S. for the documentary about the making of The Beatles 1967 landmark rock music album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, titled The Making of Sgt. Pepper. Continue reading George Harrison interviewed for ‘Making of Sgt. Pepper’ documentary 20 years ago today (1992)

Union volunteers pull off Great Locomotive Chase 150 years ago today (1862)


Video: The General (1926)

(Saturday, April 12, 1862, during the American Civil War) — Union volunteers led by James J. Andrews stole a Confederate locomotive near Marietta, Georgia, and headed toward Chattanooga, Tennessee, on a mission to sabotage as much of the rail line as they could. The raiders were caught, and eight of them, Andrews included, were executed as spies.

The raid inspired the 1926 Buster Keaton silent comedy The General.