Daily Archives: June 2, 2014

Grant delays Union attack on Confederates at Cold Harbor 150 years ago today (June 2 1864)


Video: 'Civil War Combat - Battle of Cold Harbor' (June 2, 1864, at 3:50)

(Thursday, June 2, 1864; during the Battle of Cold Harbor, part of the Overland Campaign of the American Civil War) — After Union Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock’s men marched almost all night and arrived in position too worn-out for an immediate attack this morning, Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant agreed to let the men rest and postponed an attack until 5 p.m., and then again until 4:30 a.m. on June 3.

The Beatles record ‘When I Get Home’ 50 years this hour (June 2 1964)


Video: 'The Beatles - When I Get Home [Mono] (A Hard Day's Night)'

(Tuesday, June 2, 1964, 2:30-5:45 p.m. BST) — Following attempts at “Any Time At All” and “Things We Said” during a morning session, The Beatles regrouped this afternoon to begin and complete “When I Get Home” at EMI Studio 2 in London. Continue reading The Beatles record ‘When I Get Home’ 50 years this hour (June 2 1964)