Daily Archives: August 21, 2012

Marshal killed near cabin of white separatist in Ruby Ridge, Idaho 20 years ago today (1992)


Video: 'Discovery Times: Ruby Ridge 2/5' (Aug. 21, 1992 at 1:56)

(Friday, August 21, 1992) — An 11-day siege began today at the cabin of white separatist Randy Weaver in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, as government agents tried to arrest Weaver for failing to appear in court on charges of selling two illegal sawed-off shotguns. In the resulting shootout, Weaver’s teenage son, Samuel, and Deputy U.S. Marshal William Degan were killed.

McCartney/Wings perform in The Hague, Holland 40 years ago tonight (1972)


Audio: '1882'

(Monday, August 21, 1972) — Paul McCartney and his group Wings performed today at World Forum Convention Center in The Hague, The Netherlands, the 23rd stop of their 25-city Wings Over Europe Tour, McCartney’s first of Continental Europe since The Beatles made a three-city swing through Germany in June 1966. Continue reading McCartney/Wings perform in The Hague, Holland 40 years ago tonight (1972)

Lennon rehearses oldies for ‘One to One’ benefit 40 years ago today (1972)


Audio: 'Hound Dog' (Aug. 21, 1972)

(Monday, August 21, 1972) — Ex-Beatle John Lennon rehearsed Hound Dog, Don’t Be Cruel and Roll Over Beethoven today at Butterfly Studios in New York City for the “One to One” benefit concerts for children with mental challenges, scheduled for Madison Square Garden on Aug. 30. Continue reading Lennon rehearses oldies for ‘One to One’ benefit 40 years ago today (1972)