Video: 'Ten Days to D-Day 5/7' (June 5, 1944, 4:15 a.m. at 5:23)
(Monday, June 5, 1944, 4:15 a.m. British Double Summer Time (BDST)/10:15 p.m. Eastern War Time(EWT); 1 day before the Normandy landings on the Western Front of World War II) — Allied Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower says, “OK. Let’s go,” as commanders attend their final D-Day weather briefing early this morning in southern England. Continue reading Eisenhower: ‘OK. Let’s go’ 70 years ago this hour (June 5 1944)
Video: 'Beatles in Copenhagen, Denmark 1964 at The KB Hall.' (KB Hall footage begins at :54)
(Thursday, June 4, 1964, 6:00 and 9:30 p.m.) — The Beatles began their first world tour tonight, performing for 4,400 fans at K.B. Hallen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Continue reading The Beatles launch world tour at KB Hallen in Copenhagen 50 years ago this hour (June 4 1964)
Video: 'HD Stock Footage WWII Liberation of Rome Reel 1 - Luftwaffe - RAF - Spitfire - Salerno'
(Sunday, June 4, 1944, after 6:00 p.m. local time; during the Italian Campaign of World War II) — Triumphant Fifth army troops tonight captured Rome one day after the Germans declared it an open city, bringing liberation for the first time to a Nazi-enslaved European capital. Continue reading Rome falls to the Allies, first Axis capital to fall, 70 years ago this hour (June 4 1944)
Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 1' (June 4, 1954, at 51:29)
(Friday, June 4, 1954; during the First Indochina War, part of the Cold War) — U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles urged the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today to invest $3.5 billion in foreign aid during the next 12 months to help prevent “red domination” of the world.
Video: 'The Beatles- 12- Slow Down (2009 Mono Remaster)'
(Thursday, June 4, 1964, 2:30-7:30 p.m. BST) — While John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison were in Copenhagen to begin The Beatles’ first world tour and drummer Ringo Starr was ill and stuck in London, producer George Martin completed the group’s recording of “Slow Down” by adding a piano part at EMI Studio 2 in London. Continue reading The Beatles’ ‘Slow Down’ completed in their absence 50 years ago this hour (June 4 1964)
Video: 'The Capture of the U-505 German submarine' (June 4, 1944, at 3:03)
(Sunday, June 4, 1944, 11:09 a.m. local time; during World War II) — U-505, a German submarine, was captured today by a U.S. Navy task group in the south Atlantic about 150 nautical miles (278 km; 173 mi) off the coast of Río de Oro; it was the first such capture of an enemy vessel at sea by the U.S. Navy since the War of 1812.
Video: 'Beatles in Copenhagen, Denmark 1964 at The KB Hall.' (airport arrival at 0:00-0:43)
(Thursday, June 4, 1964, morning) — More than 6,000 fans greeted The Beatles (minus Ringo Starr who was back in London with with tonsillitis and pharyngitis and replaced by session drummer Jimmy Nicol) upon arrival in Copenhagen today to begin their first world tour tonight at KB Hallen.