Daily Archives: April 18, 2012

Lennon, Ono interviewed about immigration, child custody battles 40 years ago today (1972)


Video: Lennon, Ono on Apr. 18, 1972 (first 5:08; resumes at 25:53)

(Tuesday, April 18, 1972) — John Lennon and Yoko Ono were interviewed today by Geraldo Rivera for Eyewitness News on WABC-TV in New York about their battles to stay in the U.S. and regain custody Yoko’s daughter, Kyoko, from her first marriage.

Doolittle leads air raid on Tokyo 70 years ago today (1942)


Video: Doolittle Raid (at 6:04)

(Saturday, April 18, 1942, the Pacific War of World War II) — In the first air raid by the United States on the Japanese mainland during World War II, 16 American B-25 bombers, launched from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet 650 miles east of Japan and commanded by Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle, bombed Honshu today. Continue reading Doolittle leads air raid on Tokyo 70 years ago today (1942)