Daily Archive: July 2, 2012

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LBJ Signs The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 – July 2, 1964

And lest we all forget – this day, forty-eight years ago, was a significant turn in American history when President Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Hard fought and bitterly opposed by Southern Democrats, it was the one piece of legislation JFK had hoped would be...

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July 2, 1964 – A Day In the Life Of The City.

The notion that human beings don’t change all that much over the years is evident in this local newscast, from WNBC-AM&FM in New York City for the evening of July 2, 1964. Murder investigations, robberies, traffic snarls, street repair, Summer heat – that was July 2, 1964. Not all that...

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Pastdaily Weekend Gramophone – Douglas Moore: Farm Journal – 1945.

Since we’re rolling into the Fourth of July shortly, I thought I’d toss on some mid-century Americana tonight, by way of the State Department Transcription Service. Douglas Moore, who is probably best known for “The Devil and Daniel Webster” is one of those quintessentially American composers whose subject matter and...