Daily Archive: January 9, 2018

Debate over the 1940 Tokyo Olympics

January 21, 1938 – To Boycott Or Not To Boycott The 1940 Tokyo Olympics – Past Daily Reference Room

1940 Olympic Boycott question – H.W. van Loon – January 21, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As it came to pass, the 1940 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo never materialized. In fact, the Olympic Winter and Summer games wouldn’t be held again until 1948, after World War 2...

New Orleans sniper - 1973

January 9, 1973 – New Orleans Snipers And Paris Peace Talks

January 9, 1973 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 9, 1973 – A siege ends and a ceasefire stalls. The three-day long sniper drama at the Howard Johnson’s Hotel in Downtown New Orleans came to an end. The sniper was shot dead, but not after...