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The Royal Theatre on Drury Lane in London, England.1702--The first English daily newspaper to meet with some success, The Daily Courant, is launched near Fleet Street in London.

1794--The Royal Theatre opens in London's Dury Lane.

1824--The US War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. Ringo Starr is pictured far left.1941--President Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Bill (to lend money to Britain).

1961--The Beatles perform at Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool, and at The Liverpool Jazz Society. The Liverpool Jazz Society booking is a 12-group, 12-hour "Big Beat Session." The crowd capacity is 1,000, but with people coming and going all night, about 2,000 people see at least a part of the show. Some of the other groups on the bill are Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, and Gerry and the Pacemakers.

1962--The Beatles perform at the Casbah Coffee Club, West Derby, Liverpool.

1963--With no tour performance this day, The Beatles travel to EMI House in London to appear on their fourth (and final) Radio Luxembourg "The Friday Spectacular." The Beatles are interviewed, and both sides of the Please Please Me / Ask Me Why single are played. The radio show is broadcast on March 15.

Sheet music for the song Yesterday.1964--Filming for "A Hard Day's Night." The first day of shooting at Twickenham Film Studios (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.). Filming on a stage set made to look like a train guard's cage, where The Beatles play cards and lip-sync to I Should Have Known Better.

1967--The Beatles are awarded Grammy awards for 1966: Song of the Year (Lennon-McCartney for Michelle), Best Solo Vocal Performance (Paul McCartney for Eleanor Rigby), and Best Album Cover (Klaus Voorman for Revolver).

1967--Beatles music publisher Dick James announces that Yesterday is the most covered song of all time (to date), with 446 versions.

1970--US release of The Beatles' single Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) (Apple). 14 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #1.

1971--American television networks ABC, NBC and CBS are told by the Federal Communications Commission that a limited three-hour nightly program service (or “prime time”) would begin in September. The network programs were to be slotted between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on the East and West coasts, and an hour earlier in the Central and Mountain time zones.

A one pound British note.1986--Yoko Ono’s world tour makes a stop in Copenhagen, Denmark.

1988--The British £ note ceases to be legal tender, replaced by £ coin.

The Cute Beatle becomes Sir Paul McCartney when he is Knighted by the Queen of England.1995--A recording session at Paul McCartney’s home studio produces Hiroshima, It’s Always a Beautiful Blue Sky, a Yoko Ono composition. Yoko takes lead vocal, supported by Paul (who also plays bass) and his daughters, Mary, Heather, and Stella. Linda McCartney plays celeste, and Sean Lennon and Paul’s son, James, play guitars. The experimental piece is meant to mark the 50th anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb in Hirsoshima, Japan in 1945. Says Yoko: “Montague and Capulet coming back together was beautiful. It was a healing for our families to come together in this way. The feeling was very special.” Says Sean: “It’s the result of our reconcilliation after 20 years of bitterness and feuding bullshit. Here were these people who had never actually played together, actually making music. It was incredible working with Paul.”

1997--Paul McCartney is knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II.

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