Daily Archives: June 12, 2014

First German V-1 flying bomb explodes in Britain 70 years ago this hour (June 13 1944)


Video: 'WW2 - V1 "Flying Bomb"'

(Tuesday, June 13, 1944, 4:13 a.m. BDST; during World War II) — Germany launched the first V-1 flying bomb attack on England today, striking London next to the railway bridge on Grove Road, Mile End, and killing eight civilians. Continue reading First German V-1 flying bomb explodes in Britain 70 years ago this hour (June 13 1944)

Ringo Starr arrives in San Francisco on journey to join The Beatles in Australia 50 years ago this afternoon (June 12 1964)


Video: 'Ringo Starr on his way to join the Beatles in Australia June 1964, interviews and great footage' (June 12, 1964, at 0:00-3:56)

(Friday, June 12, 1964, afternoon PDT) — Beatle Ringo Starr, delayed from joining his band’s world tour by illness, arrived in San Francisco this afternoon en route to Australia. He gave a press conference at the airport before boarding the Qantas flight to Sydney.

Republicans nominate Coolidge-Dawes ticket 90 years ago today (June 12 1924)


Video: 'President Calvin Coolidge accepts Republic nomination for President in June 1924 ...HD Stock Footage'

(Thursday, June 12, 1924) — President Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts was nominated for a full second term today at the 1924 Republican National Convention meeting at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, defeating U.S. Senator Robert M. La Follette, Sr. of Wisconsin 1065-34 on the first ballot. Continue reading Republicans nominate Coolidge-Dawes ticket 90 years ago today (June 12 1924)

The Beatles perform in Adelaide 50 years ago this hour (June 12 1964)


Video: 'The Beatles at Centennial Hall, Adelaide, Australia in 1964'

(Thursday, June 12, 1964, 7:05 p.m. ACST) — The Beatles performed their first concert in Australia tonight, the first of two sets at Adelaide’s Centennial Hall, which had just 3,000 seats. Continue reading The Beatles perform in Adelaide 50 years ago this hour (June 12 1964)