Daily Archives: April 20, 2016

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II born in Mayfair, London 90 years ago this hour (Apr 21 1926)


Video: ‘Documentary 2015 | Queen Elizabeth II – One of The World’s Most Influential Women’

(Wednesday, April 21, 1926, 2:40 a.m. GMT) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was born today in Mayfair, London, the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and the Queen Mother.

Christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, the princess became monarch upon the death of her father in 1952, beginning a 64-year-old reign surpassing that of Queen Victoria.

The Beatles begin recording ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’ 50 years ago this hour (Apr 20 1966)


Video: 'The Beatles - And Your Bird Can Sing (Anthology 2 Disc 1)'

(Wednesday, April 20, 1966, 2:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. BST) — The English rock band The Beatles resumed production of their seventh studio album Revolver this afternoon at EMI Studio 2 in London, as they began recording John Lennon’s “And Your Bird Can Sing.”