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1814--The British capture Washington, D.C. and burn down the White House.

1900--Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher, dies in Weimar, Germany.

1930--Actor Sean Connery is born. He played, “James Bond” in the famous film series during the 1960s.

1960--The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg,-West Germany.

1961--The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club during lunchtime. That night they appear on the Mersey River ferry boat the “Royal Iris,” for one of Cavern Club owner Ray McFall’s “Riverboat Shuffles.” The headlining group is Acker Bilk, clarinetist and leading proponent of the Trad Jazz scene.

1962--The Beatles perform at Marine Hall Ballroom, Fleetwood, Lancashire.

1963--After he is caught speeding, Paul McCartney is fined £31 pounds and his driver's license is suspended for one year.

1963--The Beatles perform at the ABC Theatre in Blackpool.

1964--While in Hollywood, on their American tour, The Beatles pay a visit to the Whisky A Go Go club, where they meet up with Jane Mansfield. The press give the boys trouble and George Harrison ends up throwing his drink at a photographer. The incident is caught on film.

1966--The Beatles, on tour in America for the last time, perform two shows at the Coliseum in Seattle, Washington. They fly in from Los Angeles, having departed for Seattle at 10:00 a.m., and take a return flight after the concerts, back to Los Angeles at 11:00 p.m. The first show (3:00 p.m.) at the Coliseum is attended by only 8,000 fans (the arena seats 15,000), but the evening show (8:00 p.m.) is a sell-out.

1967--The Beatles travel with their new guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, to Bangor (in North Wales).

1967--Brian Epstein receives news by phone that BBC television has offered Cilla Black her own TV series. Later, Brian goes to Kingsley Hill to meet with Peter Brown and Geoffrey Ellis. Brian then returns to his Chapel Street house to spend the night.

1970--Elton John makes his US concert debut at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. His opening night numbers include: Your Song, Country Comfort, Take Me to the Pilot, Honky Tonk Women, and Bad Side of the Moon. The singer would actually get his big break in America before becoming a star in his British homeland.

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