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)
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)
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)
Video: Germans bomb Stalingrad (at 8:59)
(Sunday, August 23, 1942, during the — The Germans launched the Battle of Stalingrad today with a Battle of Stalingrad, part of the Eastern Front of World War II) 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)
Video: Germans reach Volga River (at 5:29)
(Sunday, August 23, 1942, during — The spearhead of Germany’s Sixth Army Case Blue, the German summer offensive of 1942, part of the Eastern Front of World War II) reached the Volga River just north of Stalingrad in the Soviet Union today.
Video: ABC News (Aug. 23, 1972)
(Wednesday, August 23, 1972, 4:45 a.m. EDT) — A hostage drama that began yesterday at a Chase Manhattan Bank in Brooklyn, N.Y., ended this morning when John Wojtowicz was arrested and Salvatore Naturile was killed by the FBI at New York’s Kennedy Airport. The incident inspired the movie . Dog Day Afternoon