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A vintage Butterick dress pattern.1736--Patrick Henry (the US patriot who said, "Give me liberty or give me death") is born.

1826--Ebenezer Butterick, inventor of the tissue paper dress pattern, is born.

1917--John Fitzgerald Kennedy is born in Brookline, Maine.

Bing Crosby's White Christmas1942--Bing Crosby records White Christmas.

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

1962--The Beatles perform at the Star Club, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963--The Beatles, touring with Roy Orbison, perform at the Rialto Theatre in York.

1963--Del Shannon's cover of The Beatles’ From Me to You becomes the first song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney to appear on the American charts.

The Beatles' Ain't She Sweet, backed with Nobody's Child.1964--UK release of The Beatles’ single, Ain't She Sweet / If You Love Me Baby (Polydor). If You Love Me Baby was released as a single in Germany and the US under the title Take Out Some Insurance on Me Baby.

1964--UK release of Peter and Gordon’s single, Nobody I Know (Columbia). The song, credited to Lennon-McCartney, was written by Paul McCartney. Highest UK chart position #9. Released in the US on June 15 (Capitol), where it will fail to chart.

1966--The Beatles again visit Bob Dylan at the Mayfair Hotel in London.

John Lennon and Yoko at their Bed-In For Peace, 1969.1969--John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Montreal Bed-In For Peace continues. Unable to enter America in person, John Lennon bombards the nation with phone interviews. The Bed-In coincides with an anti-war demonstration in what has become known as “Peoples’ Park” in Berkeley, California. Unable to travel to the event, Lennon phones through his support to radio station KPFA in Berkeley, advocating a policy of passive resistance (which was Ghandi’s method of protest).

1972--US release of the Wings single, Mary Had a Little Lamb / Little Woman Love (Apple). Paul recorded his version of the nursery rhyme as a kind of tongue-in-cheek joke to get back at the BBC for banning his earlier single, Give Ireland Back To The Irish. It reached the US Top 30. 8 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #28.

1973--Columbia Records fires president Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds. Davis will later start Arista Records.

1977--Elvis Presley walks off stage in the middle of a concert in Baltimore, Maryland, the first time in his 23-year career he had done so, except in the cases of illness.

1979--Ringo Starr drops in to see John Lennon at the Dakota. The event is captured with a Polaroid snapshot taken by Fred Seaman.

1982--Paul McCartney's LP, Tug of War reaches #1 in the US album charts. It will remain at #1 for three weeks.

1982--The BBC radio special "The Beatles at the BEEB" is broadcast in the US.

The Beatles with their manager, circa 1963. Left to right: Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Brian Epstein, Paul McCartney, and John Lennon.1984--Eric Morecambe, of the British comedy team Morecambe and Wise, dies at age 58. The Beatles appeared on the duo’s popular show in the early days of Beatlemania.

1987--Michael Jackson attempts to buy the remains of the Elephant Man.

1985--Cynthia Lennon is interviewed on “Entertainment Tonight.”

1999--The BBC announces that actor Jude Law is to direct and star as Brian Epstein in an upcoming film biography. The film, entitled simply “Epstein,” will focus on the relationship between Brian and his mother, Queenie. The script will be written by Philip Norman, the author of the Beatle bio, “Shout!”, and Epstein’s former secretary will take the role of advisor on the project.

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