Video: 'NIXON TAPES: Mad at Press over Pat Nixon Interview'
(Wednesday, August 16, 1972, 3:58 p.m. EDT) — An annoyed President Richard Nixon telephoned his Chief of Staff H. R. (Bob) Haldeman today from his Camp David mountain retreat about an interview that his wife, First Lady Pat Nixon, recently did on CBS-TV. Continue reading Angry President Nixon responds to wife’s interview on CBS-TV 40 years ago this hour (1972)
Video: Pete Best sacked (at 6:35)
(Thursday, August 16, 1962) — The Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, dismissed drummer Pete Best today under the direction of the other band members, including John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. Best had been with the group for two years, since August 1960. Continue reading The Beatles fire drummer Pete Best 50 years ago today (1962)
Video: Fort Detroit falls (at 3:30)
(Sunday, August 16, 1812, during the — American Gen. William Hull, fearing that the British possessed superior numbers and that the Indians attached to Major General Isaac Brock’s force would commit massacres if fighting began, War of 1812) surrendered Detroit without a fight today.