Daily Archives: August 22, 2012

Nixon renominated, embraced by Sammy Davis, Jr. 40 years ago tonight (1972)


Video: Nixon attends youth rally with Davis (at 1:47)

(Tuesday, August 22, 1972, evening) — Entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr., grabbed a startled U.S. President Richard Nixon from behind and squeezed his arms while Nixon talked to about 8,000 of his youthful supporters at a youth rally tonight in Miami, Florida. Continue reading Nixon renominated, embraced by Sammy Davis, Jr. 40 years ago tonight (1972)

McCartney/Wings perform in Antwerp, Belgium 40 years ago tonight (1972)


Video/audio: Aug. 22, 1972

(Tuesday, August 22, 1972) — Paul McCartney and his group Wings performed today at Cinema Roma in Antwerp, Belgium, the 24th 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 Antwerp, Belgium 40 years ago tonight (1972)

The Beatles filmed performing with sound for first time 50 years ago today (1962)


Video: 'Some Other Guy' on Aug. 22, 1962

(Wednesday, August 22, 1962) — The Beatles were filmed performing with sound for the first time this afternoon at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, by Granada TV for a locally broadcast magazine series, Know the North. Continue reading The Beatles filmed performing with sound for first time 50 years ago today (1962)

Lincoln responds to editorial demanding emancipation of southern slaves 150 years ago today (1862)


Video: Aug 22, 1862 (at 39:16)

(Friday, August 22, 1862, during the American Civil War) — U.S. President Abraham Lincoln responded to an Aug. 20 editorial by Republican editor Horace Greeley of the highly influential New York Tribune, demanding a more aggressive attack on the Confederacy and faster emancipation of the slaves by describing the limits imposed by his duty as president to save the Union. Continue reading Lincoln responds to editorial demanding emancipation of southern slaves 150 years ago today (1862)