Daily Archives: August 24, 2014

British troops set fire to the White House 200 years ago this hour (Aug 24 1814)


Video: 'The Forgotten War of 1812.' (Aug. 24, 1814, at 1:15:36)

(Wednesday, August 24, 1814, 10:30 p.m. local time; during the Burning of Washington, part the War of 1812) — British troops entered Washington, D.C. today and burned the White House in retaliation for the American attack on the city of York in Ontario, Canada, in June 1812. President James Madison and First Lady Dolley Madison had already fled to safety in Maryland.

The Beatles attend benefit in Brentwood, California 50 years ago this hour (Aug 24 1964)


Video: 'Meet the Beetles event in Brentwood August 24, 1964'

(Monday, August 24, 1964, 5:15 p.m. PDT) — The Beatles today attended a garden party benefiting the Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California, held in Brentwood, California at the home of Capitol records president Alan Livingston’s mother-in-law. Continue reading The Beatles attend benefit in Brentwood, California 50 years ago this hour (Aug 24 1964)

The Beatles perform at Hollywood Bowl 50 years ago this hour (Aug 23 1964)


Video: 'BEATLES Live at Hollywood Bowl 1964' (ends during I Want To Hold Your Hand)

(Sunday, August 23, 1964, 9:30-10:05 p.m. PDT) — The Beatles performed tonight for 18,700 fans at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the sixth show in the fifth city of the band’s first full North American Tour. Continue reading The Beatles perform at Hollywood Bowl 50 years ago this hour (Aug 23 1964)