Daily Archives: June 3, 2014

Eisenhower postpones D-Day invasion, Rommel goes home 70 years ago this hour (June 4 1944)


Video: 'Ten Days to D-Day 4/7' (June 4, 1944, at 9:20)

(Sunday, June 4, 1944, 6:00 a.m. British Double Summer Time (BDST)/12:00 a.m. Eastern War Time(EWT); 2 days before the Normandy landings on the Western Front of World War II) — Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower decided to postpone the D-Day invasion for at least one day, hoping for better weather on June 6. The Allied Expeditionary Force convoys, bound for Normandy, are called back to port. Continue reading Eisenhower postpones D-Day invasion, Rommel goes home 70 years ago this hour (June 4 1944)

The Rolling Stones tape first national TV appearance in America 50 years ago today (June 3 1964)


Video: 'Rolling Stones Hollywood Palace 1964 Pt 2,'

(Wednesday June 3, 1964) — Two days after arriving in the U.S. for the first time, The Rolling Stones taped their first national television appearance in America today in Los Angeles for the June 13, 1964, edition of The Hollywood Palace, performing “I Just Want to Make Love to You.”

They also performed “Not Fade Away” for the Sept. 12, 1964, edition of the program.

The Stones had debuted on American television the night before (June 2) on The Les Crane Show, which aired only in New York City.


Video: 'Rolling stones Hollywood Palace 1964 Pt, 1'

Beatles record demos, complete ‘Any Time At All,’ ‘Things We Said’ 50 years ago this hour (June 3 1964)


Video: 'The Beatles - "You Know What To Do"'

(Wednesday, June 3, 1964, 5:30-9:30 p.m. BST) — Following Jimmy Nicol’s hastily-arranged rehearsal ahead of The Beatles’ world tour (drummer Ringo Starr had fallen ill during a morning photo session), John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison recorded three demos and completed two tracks for their next album A Hard Day’s Night at EMI Studio 2. Continue reading Beatles record demos, complete ‘Any Time At All,’ ‘Things We Said’ 50 years ago this hour (June 3 1964)

Beatle drummer Starr falls ill, temporarily replaced by Jimmie Nicol 50 years ago this hour (June 3 1964)


Video: 'Beatles Anthology (6/8) - Part 3' (June 3, 1964, at 1:51)

(Wednesday, June 3, 1964, 3:00 p.m. BST) — Session musician Jimmie Nicol temporarily replaced Ringo Starr this afternoon after The Beatles’ drummer collapsed with tonsillitis and pharyngitis during a photo session for the Saturday Evening Post newspaper in Barnes, north London. Continue reading Beatle drummer Starr falls ill, temporarily replaced by Jimmie Nicol 50 years ago this hour (June 3 1964)

Union suffers heavy casualties at Cold Harbor 150 years ago this hour (June 3 1864)


Video: 'Civil War Combat - Battle of Cold Harbor' (June 3, 1864, at 7:37)

(Friday, June 3, 1864, 4:30 a.m. local time; during the Battle of Cold Harbor, part of the Overland Campaign of the American Civil War) — Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ordered a frontal assault on entrenched Confederates at Cold Harbor, Virginia, today, resulting in 3,000-7,000 Union casualties, compared to only 1,500 for the Confederates. Continue reading Union suffers heavy casualties at Cold Harbor 150 years ago this hour (June 3 1864)

Allied troops remark on ships in preparation of D-Day invasion 70 years ago this hour (June 3 1944)


Video: 'Ten Days to D-Day 4/7' (June 3, 1944, at 5:44)

(Saturday, June 3, 1944, 8:30 a.m. British Double Summer Time (BDST)/2:30 a.m. Eastern War Time(EWT); 3 days to the Normandy landings on the Western Front of World War II) — Thousands of Allied troops are confined to their ships in southern England in preparation for the D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe, despite concerns about the weather forecast. Continue reading Allied troops remark on ships in preparation of D-Day invasion 70 years ago this hour (June 3 1944)