Daily Archive: August 11, 2014

Robin Williams Has A Few Words – (RIP -1951-2014) – Past Daily Reference Room: Tribute Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR – Fresh Air with Terry Gross – Robin Williams interview – November 24, 2006 – NPR Nothing comes as shocking or distressing as a death unexpected. Hearing the news of the sudden passing of Robin Williams carried with it a...

Bannister-Landy – The Miracle Mile – August 7, 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBC Radio – Call of the Miracle Mile Race – 1954 Commonwealth Games – August 7, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Sixty years ago it was billed as The Miracle Mile. The 1954 Commonwealth Games featured a showdown between the...

The Pessimism From Downing Street – Clement Atlee On The Economic Crisis – August 10, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC Home And Overseas Service – Address by Prime Minister Clement Atlee – August 10, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With the end of World War 2 came the beginning of the economic and social crisis that gripped, not only...

August 11, 1947 – Howard Hughes Testimony Abruptly Ends – Bombshells Of The Verbal Kind –

The big news for this August 11th in 1947 was the abrupt ending of the Senate Sub-committee Hearings on the wartime contracts of Howard Hughes. The investigation as to where some $40 million in government contracts to Howard Hughes went took a turn to oblivion as Senator Homer Ferguson, one...