Daily Archive: July 13, 2017

Pres. Eisenhower - Press Conference 1955

President Eisenhower Gives A Press Conference – July 6, 1955

President Eisenhower News Conference – July 6, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Eisenhower gives a news conference. This one, from July 6, 1955 was his 73rd since taking office. No Press Secretaries, no spokespeople, nobody running flack – President Eisenhower taking and answering questions on a variety...

New York City blackout 1977

July 13, 1977 – New York Has A(nother) Blackout

Sometime around 8:30 that evening on July 13, 1977, New York City was plunging into a blackout – the second time since the fabled Blackout Of 1965. This time a lightning strike was the culprit, according to Con-Ed. During a bad Thunderstorm, a substation along the Hudson River was hit,...