Daily Archives: July 3, 2013

Battle of Gettysburg ends in a major Union victory 150 years ago this hour (1863)


Video: 'History Channel Gettysburg Documentary Part 5' (July 3, 1863, at 3:00)

(Friday, July 3, 1863, 3:35 p.m. local time; during the Battle of Gettysburg, part of the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War) — The three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania ended today in a major victory for the North as Confederate troops failed to breach Union positions during an assault known as Pickett’s Charge. Continue reading Battle of Gettysburg ends in a major Union victory 150 years ago this hour (1863)

The Beatles perform for BBC radio’s ‘The Beat Show’ 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Audio: '01. A Taste Of Honey (The Beatles - 'The Beat Show', 3/7/1963)'

(Wednesday, July 3, 1963, 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. BST) — The Beatles performed today for the BBC Light Programme The Beat Show at Playhouse Theatre in Manchester. They performed From Me To You, A Taste Of Honey and Twist And Shout for broadcast the next day at 1:00 p.m. Continue reading The Beatles perform for BBC radio’s ‘The Beat Show’ 50 years ago this hour (1963)

Ringo Starr appears backstage at Ziggy Stardust’s farewell performance 40 years ago today (1973)


Video: 'Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars' (Ringo at 47:05)

(Tuesday, July 3, 1973) — Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr attended the farewell performance of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars, a character created by David Bowie, today at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. Ringo’s brief appearance with Bowie, backstage in his dressing room later appears in the 90-minute documentary Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.