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1925--The first TV transmission is sent from New York to Los Angeles. The technology was created by Charles Jenkins.
Avant garde artist Christo
1935--Christo, avant garde wrapping artist, is born in Bulgaria.

1940--Hitler begins assaulting the English with 9,000 V1 rockets.

1960--The Silver Beetles perform at the Jacaranda Coffee Bar, Liverpool. Tommy Moore makes his final appearance as the group's drummer.

1961--The Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany.

1962--The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at lunchtime and then again at night.

1963--The Beatles perform at two venues on the same night. They perform first at the Palace Theatre Club in Offerton, Stockport, Cheshire. Then they travel ten miles to the Southern Sporting Club, Manchester, Lancashire.

The Beatles during their tour of Australia in 1964.1964--The Beatles perform two more shows at Centennial Hall, Adelaide, Australia. For the four shows that The Beatles performed in Adelaide there were 12,000 tickets, for which 50,000 requests had been placed. The two shows on this day are drummer Jimmy Nicol's last as a "temporary Beatle." Ringo Starr will meet The Beatles in Melbourne the next day and perform with them right away. Jimmy Nicol's brief stint as a member of the world's most popular musical group is over.

1964--No Particular Place To Go by Chuck Berry enters the Top 40 R&B chart.

1968--Paul McCartney is filmed in EMI Studios performing Blackbird for a short film being assembled to promote Apple Records.

1970--The Beatles' LP, Let It Be, reaches #1 in the US album charts.

1970--The Beatles' single, The Long and Winding Road, reaches #1 in the US charts.

1971--The New York Times publishes the once-secret government documents known as the Pentagon Papers. On June 3, The Supreme Court had cleared away any legal impediment to their publication. These documents, which cast major doubts on the US Government's conduct during the Vietnam War, were major factors in the antiwar movement.

Keith Moon, of The Who, at his drums.1974--Following a concert by The Who at Madison Square Garden, John Lennon and May Pang are visited at their Pierre Hotel suite by Keith Moon, Moon’s assistant, Dougal Butler, and Melody Maker American Editor, Chris Charlesworth. All John has to offer as refreshment is a bottle of extremely expensive red wine, a gift from Allen Klein. John cautions everyone that since Klein is in litigation with him, the wine could be poisoned. Charlesworth is disignated as “taster,” and, of course, the wine is fine.

1975--John Lennon appears in a pre-taped television performance for the special "Salute to Sir Lew Grade." This will be Lennon's final stage appearance. John's backing group wears two-faced masks, Lennon's unsubtle reference to his opinion of Sir Lew. Lennon and his group are billed as "John Lennon and Etcetera." One of the three songs performed for the special, Imagine, is included on the 1992 videocassette "The John Lennon Collection." They had taped, in addition to Imagine, the songs Stand by Me and Slippin' and Slidin', but Stand by Me was not included in the broadcast.

1977--US release of The Beatles’ double LP, The Beatles Live! At the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962 (Lingasong). Songs: I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry Over You, Roll Over Beethoven, Hippy Hippy Shake, Sweet Little Sixteen, Lend Me Your Comb, Your Feets Too Big, Where Have You Been All My Life, Mr. Moonlight, A Taste of Honey, Besame Mucho, Till There Was You, Kansas City / Hey Hey Hey Hey, Hallelujah I Love Her So, Ain't Nothin' Shakin' (But the Leaves On the Trees), To Know Her is to Love Her, Little Queenie, Falling in Love Again, Sheila, Be-Bop-a-Lula, Red Sails in the Sunset, Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby, Matchbox, I'm Talking About You, Shimmy Shake, Long Tall Sally, and I Remember You. Recorded live in Hamburg on December 31, 1962. Highest position in Billboard charts: #111.

John Lennon and his wife, Cynthia, in happier days. They are on a plane to Miami during the Beatles first US visit in February 1964.1978--In New York, John Lennon reads the first of his ex-wife Cynthia’s News of the World articles and immediately issues a High Court libel writ in an attempt to prevent further extracts from her book, "A Twist of Lennon," being published. He alleges that Cynthia is in breach of martial confidence. The case was heard in London’s High Court on June 16.

1983--Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the Solar System.

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