Video: 'Beatles Anthology (6/8) - Part 3' (June 11, 1964, at 7:08-8:24)
(Thursday, June 11, 1964, 7:43 a.m. AEST) — A crowd of 2,000 greeted The Beatles at Sydney’s Mascot International Airport this morning. Although it was cold and raining heavily, they were paraded for the crowd on the back of an open-top truck. Continue reading The Beatles land in Sydney during drenching storm 50 years ago this hour (June 11 1964)
Video: 'Speed' trailer
(Friday, June 10, 1994) — Speed, an action film about a morally ambivalent cop who must remove a bomb planted under a bus that’s triggered to explode when its speed drops below 50 mph, was released today in U.S. and Canadian theaters.
Directed by Jan de Bont, the film starred Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dennis Hopper, Joe Morton and Jeff Daniels.
Video: 'The Beatles Talk Downunder' (June 11, 1964, at 3:14-4:28)
(Thursday, June 11, 1964, 2:35 a.m. ACST) — The Beatles flew from Hong Kong to Sydney today, stopping en route in Darwin to refuel. Although it was an unscheduled stop, 400 fans were waiting as they landed in Darwin at 2:35 a.m., where they were interviewed by John Edwards.
(Wednesday, June 10, 1964, during the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–68)) — The U.S. Senate voted today to limit further debate on a proposed civil rights bill, shutting off a filibuster by Southern senators. Never in history had the Senate been able to muster enough votes to cut off a filibuster on a civil rights bill.
Video: 'World at War - Remember - Episode 26 of 26' (part 1; June 10, 1944, at 0:00-1:36)
(Saturday, June 10, 1944; during World War II) — A German Waffen-SS company massacred 642 residents, including women and children, of the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane today.
(Saturday, June 10, 1944) — “I’ll Get By (As Long as I Have You)” by Harry James (Dick Haymes vocal) was the #1 song on today’s Billboard National List of Best Selling Retail Records chart for four non-consecutive weeks (June 10/17/24, July 8, 1944).
Video: 'Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site'
(Friday, June 10, 1864, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. local time; during the American Civil War) — The Battle of Brice’s Crossroads, fought in Mississippi today, ended in a rout of Union forces and cemented Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s reputation as one of the great cavalrymen.
Video: 'Beatles Anthology (6/8) - Part 3' (June 10, 1964, at 6:55-7:07)
(Wednesday, June 10, 1964) — The Beatles departed Kaitak Airport in Hong Kong this afternoon for Sydney, Australia, after they were interviewed by Australian disc jockey Bob Rogers. Continue reading The Beatles depart Kong Kong 50 years ago today (June 10 1964)