FDR

Wendell Willkie

June 28, 1940 – Wendell Willkie Accepts The Nomination

Wendell Willkie – Acceptance Speech – Republican Convention – June 28, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Wendell Willkie was the 1940 GOP Presidential Candidate. After six ballots, Willkie, who hadn’t actively campaigned for the nomination, emerged as the nominee for the party. Willkie was not a politician in...

June 6, 1944

June 6, 1944 – Flashes Through A Darkened Sky

June 6, 1944 – Continuous news broadcasts and bulletins – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 6, 1944 – A day etched in stone in most history books – the turning point of World War 2. Whether you remembered it, have relatives, parents, grand-parents or great-grand-parents who were part of...

Hulaland - Rockbeat Records

8 Days Left For You To Make A Difference

  8 days left – 8 days to meet our goal. Can we do it? I’m one of those “glass is half-full” guys. I believe a lot of you are waiting for the last minute to decided whether or not to support Past Daily and what we do every day....

Pressure

Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser Needs Your Help . . .Really.

No elegant way to put this – we’ve fallen behind in our goal for this Spring Fundraiser and we need your help. Unless we get some serious turnout for contributions in the next few days, we’re going to have to cut back the amount of posts we do each day and...

April 12, 1945 - Death of FDR

April 12, 1945 – Death Of A President

April 12, 1945 – News reports – The Death of President Roosevelt – NBC and MBS – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 12, 1945 – A day that ended considerably different than how it began. In the late afternoon of April 12th, word flashed to every corner of the...

Wendell Willkie

May 7, 1941 – Wendell Willkie At Madison Square Garden

Wendell Willkie – Madison Square Garden Address – May 7, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Wendell Wilkie, a former Democrat who switched parties in 1939 to become a Republican lawmaker and oppose Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 Presidential election, wound up an ally and an emissary of FDR’s...

April 4, 1944 - Allied bombers

April 4, 1944 – Watching Signs – Making Preparations

April 4, 1944 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 4, 1944 – News of raids on Japanese held islands in the South Pacific were finally being reported, with considerable damage to Japanese ships and ports. Allied losses were reported to be 27 American fighters....

March 22, 1942

March 22, 1942 – The Long Road Back

March 22, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 22, 1942 – The world still at war, the stakes getting higher – the threat of a Japanese invasion of Australia getting more likely – the lone British island in the Mediterranean, Malta, was being...

March 3, 1942

March 3, 1942 – Giving Up On Batavia

March 3, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 3, 1942 – Fighting in the Far-East was taking a bad turn for the allies. With the Netherlands giving up Batavia and slowly pulling out out of Java altogether, but not without putting up a...

SCOTUS – Going From 9 Old Men To 15 In 1937

SCOTUS – Going From 9 Old Men To 15 In 1937

SCOTUS – The Supreme Court Plan by FDR – February 5, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – SCOTUS (Supreme Court Of The United States), that august body of law makers was coming under fire in 1937, by none other than the Commander-In-Chief. President Roosevelt felt the then-current structure of...