Daily Archives: September 12, 2014

‘Lassie’ series debuts on CBS-TV 60 years ago this hour (Sep 12 1954)


Video: 'Lassie - Episode 1 - "Inheritance" - Part 1 - (Originally broadcast 09/12/1954)'

(Sunday, September 12, 1954, 7:00 p.m. EDT)Lassie, an American television series that follows the adventures of a female Rough Collie dog named Lassie and her companions, human and animal, debuted tonight as a regular television series on CBS. It starred Tommy Rettig, Jan Clayton and George Cleveland. Continue reading ‘Lassie’ series debuts on CBS-TV 60 years ago this hour (Sep 12 1954)

Another coup attempt begins in South Vietnam 50 years ago this morning (Sep 13 1964)


Video: 'Vietnam: A Television History - LBJ Goes to War [3/11]' (Sept. 13, 1964, at 27:36)

(Sunday, September 13, 1964, before dawn local time; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — The ruling military junta of South Vietnam, led by General Nguyen Khanh, was threatened by a coup attempt this morning by two generals who sent dissident units into the capital Saigon. Continue reading Another coup attempt begins in South Vietnam 50 years ago this morning (Sep 13 1964)

The Beatles hold a press conference in Boston 50 years ago this afternoon (Sep 12 1964)


Video: 'The Beatles: Press Conference at the Madison Hotel in Boston, MA (1964)'

(Saturday, September 12, 1964, afternoon EDT) — The Beatles held a press conference this afternoon in the Madison Room at Hotel Madison soon after their arrival in Boston, the band’s 18th stop of their first full North American tour. Continue reading The Beatles hold a press conference in Boston 50 years ago this afternoon (Sep 12 1964)

FDR, Churchill attend Second Quebec Conference 70 years ago today (Sep 12 1944)


Video: 'Photo Op, Second Quebec Conference, Canada, 09/12/1944 (full)'

(Tuesday, September 12, 1944; during World War II) — The Second Quebec Conference, a high-level military conference, opened today with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in attendance. Continue reading FDR, Churchill attend Second Quebec Conference 70 years ago today (Sep 12 1944)

Allies win decisive victory in First Battle of the Marne 100 years ago today (Sep 12 1914)


Video: 'The Great War - S01E05 - This Business May Last a Long Time' (Sept. 5-11, 1914, at 1:16-8:01)

(Saturday, September 12, 1914; during World War I) — The First Battle of the Marne ended in an Allied victory today, forcing the German Imperial Army to abandon its push on Paris and retreat north-west, leading to the “Race to the Sea.” Continue reading Allies win decisive victory in First Battle of the Marne 100 years ago today (Sep 12 1914)