Daily Archive: May 28, 2014

The State Of High-Tech In 1938 – May 28, 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room

The State Of High-Tech In 1938 – May 28, 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room

When we look at our current state of Technology – how it changes every few months or so, the concept of a Home Computer, the Internet, or even wireless technology was something that belonged only in Science Fiction, and had nothing to do with real life. In 1938, a serious...

Berlin Radio reports - May 28, 1938

May 23, 1938 – ‘Today The Weather For Berlin Is . . . Fine’

News for this day in May, 1938 comes by way of Berlin Radio, broadcasting the news in English. Reports claiming three more Czech border provocations along the disputed Sudeten territory, with German border guards “harassed” by Czech troops. Reports claimed ten Czech soldiers were attempting to blow up a bridge...

A Word Or Two From Maya Angelou (1928-2014) – RIP – Past Daily Tribute

A Word Or Two From Maya Angelou (1928-2014) – RIP – Past Daily Tribute

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR – Weekend Edition – 80th Birthday Interview with Maya Angelou April 6, 2008 Waking up to the sad news this morning on the passing of iconic writer, poet, humanitarian, conscience Maya Angelou, who left us at 86. While the news...

Alec Wilder Octet – Walking Home In Spring – 1939 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Shellac Edition

Alec Wilder Octet – Walking Home In Spring – 1939 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Shellac Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Alec Wilder Octet – Walking Home In Spring – March 30, 1939 – Brunswick Records Taking it down several notches tonight. One of the most widely admired, but little known American Music composers of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, Alec...