Daily Archive: August 28, 2012

Eisenhower – Republican Convention – 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Eisenhower Acceptance Speech – 1952 As the 2012 Republican Convention gets under way, here is a sampler from another Republican Convention – sixty years ago. General Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers the acceptance speech for his party’s nomination on July 20, 1952. Eisenhower...

Sylvie Vartan – 1968 – Nights At The Round Table – Rock Without Borders Edition

Probably one of the most popular and most recorded of the “Yè-Yè” genre of French female singers of the 1960’s was Sylvia Vartan. Married (for a time) to Johnny Hallyday, the Elvis Presley of France, she and Hallyday were considered Royalty in French Pop/Rock music circles. She had a huge...

Sino-Japanese War – August 27, 1937 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: Interviews with Refugees from China – Aug. 27, 1937 Seventy-five years ago today most people in the U.S. were listening to reports of the invasion of China by Japan and hearing first-hand accounts of the fighting by rescued American nationals, caught in...