Daily Archives: May 11, 2013

Paul McCartney performs outside Rome’s Colosseum 10 years ago this hour (2003)


Video: 'Paul McCartney - Concert Outside The Colosseum - Rome May 11 2003 (Part 1 of 5 - Full DVD)'

(Sunday, May 11, 2003, 9:15 p.m. Central European Summer Time) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney performed tonight outside the 2,000-year-old Colosseum in Rome, the 14th stop and 24th performance of his Back in the World tour. Continue reading Paul McCartney performs outside Rome’s Colosseum 10 years ago this hour (2003)

U.S. forces land on Japanese-held Aleutian island of Attu 70 years ago today (1943)


Video: 'Combat Roll from the Battle of Attu'

(Tuesday, May 11, 1943; during Battle of Attu, part of the Aleutian Islands Campaign during the Pacific War of World War II) — U.S. forces made amphibious landings today on the Aleutian island of Attu to retake it from Japanese Imperial Army forces led by Colonel Yasuyo Yamasaki. It was the only land battle of World War II fought on territory that was part of the incorporated territory of the U.S.