Daily Archives: June 7, 2014

The Beatles depart London for Hong Kong 50 years ago this hour (June 7 1964)


Video: 'Beatles Anthology (6/8) - Part 3' (June 7, 1964, at 4:56-5:27)

(Sunday, June 7, 1964, 11:15 a.m. BST) — The Beatles this morning flew from Amsterdam to Hong Kong, a journey which took in refueling stops in several countries and lasted more than 24 hours. The group first flew back to London Airport where their connecting flight to Zurich was postponed for an hour to allow them to catch it. Continue reading The Beatles depart London for Hong Kong 50 years ago this hour (June 7 1964)

D-Day + 1: First laying of Mulberry Harbours 70 years ago today (June 6 1944)


Video: 'The World At War: Morning 4/5' (June 7, 1944, at 6:10)

(Wednesday, June 7, 1944; during the Normandy landings on the Western Front of World War II) — The day after D-Day saw the first laying of the Mulberry Harbours, a portable temporary harbour developed by the British to facilitate rapid offloading of cargo onto the beaches during the Allied invasion of Normandy. Continue reading D-Day + 1: First laying of Mulberry Harbours 70 years ago today (June 6 1944)