Daily Archives: July 2, 2015

Live 8 concerts held to draw attention to poverty in Africa 10 years ago today (July 2 2005)


Video: 'Live 8 (2005) Full Concert (4-DVDs) Disk 1'

(Saturday, July 2, 2005)Live 8 took place today in ten different cities worldwide to draw attention to poverty in Africa.

Among the highlights: U2 and Paul McCartney opened the London concert, playing “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” and the reunion of Pink Floyd in London.

The Beatles perform at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid 50 this hour today (July 2 1965)


Video: 'The Beatles in Madrid, ESP in 1965'

(Friday, July 2, 1965, 8:30 p.m. CEST) — The Beatles performed tonight at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, the band’s 14th of 15 concerts of their 1965 European Tour. Continue reading The Beatles perform at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid 50 this hour today (July 2 1965)

The Beatles attend reception at Hotel Phoenix in Madrid 50 years ago today (July 2 1965)


Video: 'THE BEATLES EN MADRID (1965)' (July 2, 1965, at 0:45-1:23)

(Friday, July 2, 1965) — The Beatles attended a reception today at Hotel Phoenix in Madried in which they each autographed a cask of sherry just hours before the band’s 14th of 15 concerts of their 1965 European Tour at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas. Continue reading The Beatles attend reception at Hotel Phoenix in Madrid 50 years ago today (July 2 1965)

Lyndon Johnson suffers near-fatal heart attack 60 years ago today (July 2 1955)


Video: 'August 25, 1955 - Senator Lyndon B. Johnson before flying to Texas to recuperate from heart attack.'

(Saturday, July 2, 1955) — Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson, a 60-cigarette-per-day smoker, suffered a near-fatal heart attack today at age 46 and will be unable to return to active duty at this Congressional session (click here for a clip reporting on today’s event on “American Experience: LBJ” at 42:33).

Stimson tells Truman war might end if Japanese were offered a chance to surrender 70 years ago this hour (July 2 1945)


Video: 'Peter Jennings - Hiroshima: Why the Bomb was Dropped (1995)' (July 2, 1945, at 43:20)

(Monday, July 2, 1945, 11:00 a.m. EWT; during World War II) — U.S. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson made one last effort to convince President Harry S. Truman that the war might end if the Japanese were offered a chance to surrender with the Emperor left in place during a meeting today at the White House.