Daily Archives: March 8, 2014

President Lincoln meets General Grant for first time 150 years ago this hour (Mar 8 1864)

(Tuesday, March 8, 1864, at about 9:30 p.m.; during the American Civil War) — Union General Ulysses S. Grant arrived in Washington today unrecognized, but word quickly spread that he was in town, and he was warmly received at Willard’s Hotel.

Grant then proceeded to the weekly reception at the White House, where he met President Abraham Lincoln for the first time. In the East Room, Grant stood on a sofa so the cheering guests could see him.

Paul McCartney interviewed for NBC-TV’s ‘Today’ 40 years ago today (Mar 8 1974)


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(Friday, March 8, 1974) — At his MPL offices in London, at the end of the current Wings rehearsals, former Beatle Paul McCartney gave a two-part interview to Scott Osbourne for Today on NBC-TV to celebrate the fifth anniversary of his marriage to Linda. He also talks about writing ‘Eleanor Rigby’ and how he came to write ‘Picasso’s Last Words (Drink To Me)’ for Dustin Hoffman. Continue reading Paul McCartney interviewed for NBC-TV’s ‘Today’ 40 years ago today (Mar 8 1974)