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March 27, 1957 – The McClellan Hearings – RFK Vs. The Teamsters

Can’t keep it going without you: Become a Patron! News for this March 27th in 1957 had much to do with the ongoing Labor Racketeering Hearings going on in Washington. One of the up-and-coming stars of the hearings was a young Chief Counsel for the McLellan Committee on Improper Activities...

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March 24, 1998 – Oscar Morning After – Mysterious Black Powder – Clinton In Uganda.

Doesn’t take much, but it takes a lot: Become a Patron! March 24, 1998 – Hollywood was savoring the previous night’s Academy Awards, which saw Titanic grab eleven Oscars, not to too many people’s surprise. The Acting awards went elsewhere though. Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt won best actor awards...

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March 19, 1948 – A Cold War Tinderbox – Roman Spring – The Marshall Plan

If we’re helping keep your mind off things, maybe chipping in a buck of five would be a good idea, no?: Become a Patron! Characterized as a tinderbox by the State Department, Turkey, Italy, Greece and the Balkan region were hot in the grips of rioting on this March 19th...

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March 17, 1947 – Tight Lips And Empty Pockets – East-West Diplomacy – A Call To End Occupation

Supporting a little history never hurt anybody: Become a Patron! News for this St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) in 1947 had just about everything to do with the state of the World after War. The grumblings of East-West tensions and speculations over a rumored private meeting between Secretary of State...

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March 13, 1961 – East Berlin, OPEC, Cuba And Other Frying Pans.

If we’re helping relieve the boredom, chip in: Become a Patron! The Cold War climate was getting stirred up, this March 13th in 1961. News that West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt left a meeting with President Kennedy saying there would be no trouble coming from the Soviets in the immediate...

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March 9, 1940 – Russo-Finnish War: Peace Overtures – 1940 Presidential Election – The Hatch Act

We have bills – we have repairs – we have fingers crossed: Become a Patron! March 9, 1940 – With peace talks taking place between Finland and the Soviet Union, some hope for a peaceful settlement in the Winter War was proceeding, gingerly at best. On this day, the peace...

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America’s Little Dope Problem – The 1940’s: Goofballs – Past Daily Reference Room.

No matter how much or how little, it helps: Become a Patron! First off: Radio documentaries really didn’t take off until the early 1950s when portable tape recorders came into their own. Anything that wasn’t able to be recorded “as it happened” was usually relegated to “dramatic re-creation”, where actors...

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March 3, 1941 – Signing Your Country’s Life Away – The Bulgaria Treaty.

Become a Patron! News for this day in 1941 was ominous but not unexpected. Bulgaria, reeling under the oppressive weight of the Nazi Government, relented and signed a Tripartite Treaty (i.e. surrender) to Germany, thus bringing one more country under the influence/domination of Berlin. Radio Berlin was reported to have...

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February 28, 1999 – Worries About the Y2K Glitch – Monica Lewinsky Has A Biography – When The Mountain Fell In Austria: An Avalanche In Austria

A little support goes a really long way, trust me: Become a Patron! February 28, 1999 – News of a massive avalanche that buried the Austrian village of Galtür, killing some 38. The avalanche occurred on the 23rd, but on this day they were still recovering bodies as they were...