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Houdini’s Last Seance – October 31, 1936 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles Special

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Houdini’s Last Seance – Oct. 31, 1936 In what was promised to be the media event of the decade, the legendary illusionist, magician and escape artist Harry Houdini, who had died on Halloween night 1926, had promised to make an appearance from...

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October 24, 1960 – Campaign ’60: Down To The Wire.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Oct. 24, 1960 – Eyewitness To History – 1960 Election With the third Debate over the previous night, October 24th was the home stretch for the 1960 Presidential Campaign. As a recap of the race to the White House, CBS News ran...

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School Integration – October 17, 1957 – The Students At Central High – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Little Rock – Integration – Oct. 17, 1957 Fifty-Five years ago, starting in September, the controversy and the battle began over Integration in public schools. Nowhere was it more contentious than in the South, where Federal troops were sent in to insure...

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The Fight For Freedom Committee – October 10, 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Fight For Freedom Committee – Oct. 10, 1941 As a counter-movement to the much publicized, isolationist and German-leaning America First Committee, the Fight For Freedom Committee was organized to end America’s neutrality in the War and to involve us militarily in the...

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A Word From Cesar Chavez – May 17, 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Cesar Chavez – May 17 1968 As a reminder today of just who Cesar Chavez was and what he stood for, here is an interview with Chavez from May 17, 1968, at the height of the Grape Boycott and the struggle for...

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October 1, 1959 – Strikes And The Aftermath Of Gracie.

Click on the link here for Audio Player:News for October 1, 1959 October 1, 1959 was no box of chocolates. First was the ongoing Steel Strike, becoming the longest in history. President Eisenhower ordered everyone back to the bargaining table to keep trying for a resolution. And then, literally overnight,...

1956 Elections – Arguing The Fine Points Of Peace And Prosperity – Past Daily Reference Room 0

1956 Elections – Arguing The Fine Points Of Peace And Prosperity – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: American Forum – 1956 Election – Jan. 29, 1956 As the 1956 Presidential election season got underway, the slogan used by the incumbent Republicans most argued was “Peace and Prosperity”. In this debate, part of the American Forum radio series from January...

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Ernest Bloch: Concerto Grosso For Piano And Strings – 1931 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio player: Bloch- Concerto Grosso – 1931 A few years ago, when I first put this piece up on Newstalgia, a lot of readers expressed happiness over its inclusion, but weren’t too thrilled about the sound of the recording. Truth was, at the time...