Daily Archives: April 2, 2013

John Lennon appeals deportation order, declares birth of Nutopia 40 years ago today (1973)


Video: 'Nutopia Announcement' (Apr. 2, 1973)

(Monday, April 2, 1973) — Former Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono held a news conference today at The Association of the Bar of the City of New York in New York City to discuss their appeal in their ongoing battle against deportation and to announce the birth of the conceptual country Nutopia. Continue reading John Lennon appeals deportation order, declares birth of Nutopia 40 years ago today (1973)

The Beatles release ‘1962-1966’ and ‘1967-1970’ greatest hits double albums 40 years ago today (1973)


Video: 'The Beatles / 1962-1966 UK LP'

(Monday, April 2, 1973) — The two official Beatles’ greatest hits double albums, namely 1962-1966 and 1967-1970 are released in the United States. They will soon become fondly referred to as the “Red” and “Blue” albums respectively. (They are released in the UK on April 20.) Continue reading The Beatles release ‘1962-1966’ and ‘1967-1970’ greatest hits double albums 40 years ago today (1973)

Angry Southern women riot over food shortages in Confederate capitol 150 years ago today (1863)

(Thursday, April 2, 1863; during the American Civil War) — Food shortages incited thousands of people, mostly women, to riot today in Richmond, Virginia, and demand that the Confederate government release emergency supplies. Citizens broke into shops and began seizing clothing, shoes, food and even jewelry before the Militia arrived to restore order.