Daily Archives: May 12, 2013

‘Any Road/Marwa Blues’ single by George Harrison released 10 years ago today (2003)


Video: 'George Harrison Any Road (2009 Stereo Remaster)'

(Monday, May 12, 2003)“Any Road”/”Marwa Blues” by the late Beatle George Harrison, the first (and only) single from his album Brainwashed, was released today in the UK where it peaked at #37. “Any Road” was the last Harrison song to be released as a single. Continue reading ‘Any Road/Marwa Blues’ single by George Harrison released 10 years ago today (2003)

Axis forces in North Africa surrender 70 years ago this hour (1943)


Video: '(11/11) Battlefield II Tunisia Ep11 World War II' (May 12, 1943, at 0:18)

(Wednesday, May 12, 1943, 8:15 p.m. local time; part of Mediterranean and Middle East Theatre of World War II)— The North African Campaign concluded tonight when Allied headquarters announced that organized enemy resistance in the The Battle of Tunisia had ceased in all sectors and that 150,000 (later revised to 250,000) German Afrika Korps and Italian troops had been taken prisoner. Continue reading Axis forces in North Africa surrender 70 years ago this hour (1943)

Bob Dylan walks off ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ set in censorship dispute 50 years ago today (1963)


(Sunday, May 12, 1963) — Bob Dylan walked off the set of the variety TV program The Ed Sullivan Show this afternoon because CBS would not allow him to sing “Talking John Birch Society Blues” on tonight’s show. Continue reading Bob Dylan walks off ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ set in censorship dispute 50 years ago today (1963)

Federal Emergency Relief Administration, Agricultural Adjustment Administration created to help needy, farmers 80 years ago today (1933)


(Friday, May 12, 1933; part of the New Deal in response to the Great Depression) — The Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA) was signed into law today by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, giving the federal government the power to raise farm prices and to provide relief on farm mortgage foreclosures. Also known as the “Wagner Act”, the bill provided $500 million for farm relief.

Signed on the same day was the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), which would eventually spend four billion dollars to create job programs for unemployed U.S. workers.