Agence France-PresseFebruary 6, 2014 22:04
The first time the British invaded Washington, in the War of 1812, they torched the White House. When they returned, on February 11, 1964, they stormed the Coliseum.
Two days after their historic US television debut, Liverpudlian rockers the Beatles took a train through a snowstorm from New York to Washington for their first concert in North America.
For the 8,000 fans who were there, on a frigid Tuesday night, in an unheated ice and boxing arena with little resemblance to its Roman namesake, it was the event of a lifetime.