Daily Archives: August 23, 2012

President Nixon accepts nomination for second term 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: 'Nixon's 1972 RNC Acceptance Speech'

(Wednesday, August 23, 1972, 10:27 p.m. EDT) — President Richard M. Nixon and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew accepted their party’s nomination for a second term tonight at the 1972 Republican National Convention at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida (click here to watch Agnew’s speech). Continue reading President Nixon accepts nomination for second term 40 years ago this hour (1972)

Thousands of protesters attempt to disrupt Republican convention 40 years ago today (1972)


Video: 'ABC Evening News' (Aug. 23, 1972)

(Wednesday, August 23, 1972, 6:00 p.m. EDT) — As President Richard M. Nixon and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew prepared to accept their renominations, thousands of protesters converged today on Miami to try to disrupt the 1972 Republican National Convention at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Continue reading Thousands of protesters attempt to disrupt Republican convention 40 years ago today (1972)

Beatle John Lennon marries Cynthia Powell 50 years ago today (1962)


Video: 'Tribute to John and Cynthia Lennon'

(Thursday, August 23, 1962) — John Lennon, 21, of the still relatively unknown rock band The Beatles, married longtime girlfriend Cynthia Powell, 22, today at the Mount Pleasant Register office in Liverpool. Powell was pregnant with Lennon’s child. Continue reading Beatle John Lennon marries Cynthia Powell 50 years ago today (1962)

Germans launch Battle of Stalingrad with massive bombing 70 years ago today (1942)


Video: Germans bomb Stalingrad (at 8:59)

(Sunday, August 23, 1942, during the Battle of Stalingrad, part of the Eastern Front of World War II) — The Germans launched the Battle of Stalingrad today with a massive strategic bombing that caused a firestorm, killing thousands and turning Stalingrad into a vast landscape of rubble and burnt ruins. Continue reading Germans launch Battle of Stalingrad with massive bombing 70 years ago today (1942)