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July 24, 1972 – A Place Called Quangtri – A See-Saw In The Senate – A Mine Disaster In West Virginia

July 24, 1972 – NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 24, 1972 – The big news for this day was taking place in Vietnam and the battle of Quangtri. South Vietnamese paratroops tried to storm the Citadel of Quangtri city but ran into...

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July 22, 1999 – JFK Jr. Burial At Sea – Haggling Over A Tax Cut – A Shuttle Launch Delay

We could use a few more patrons right now: Become a Patron! July 22, 1999 – The last chapter in the grievous saga which had unfolded during the week. The burial at sea of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolynn Bessette-Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette off Martha’s Vineyard....

Dr. Peter Bourne and Jimmy Carter - White House 0

July 21, 1978 – The White House Has A Little Dope Problem – No Strike, For Now – The Bouncing Economy.

July 21, 1978 – Good news and odd news for this day. The good news was a tentative agreement had been struck between Union reps for the Postal Service and management, thus avoiding a strike, at least for now. More good news – the economy was looking up, at least...

Postal Strike - 1978 (photo: Washington Spark) 0

July 20, 1978 – Another Looming Postal Strike – Labor Troubles Nationwide – A Sea Of Picket Signs.

July 20, 1978 – Another Postal Strike was looming in the horizon. In a period of double-digit inflation, the Carter administration sought to hold wage increases to 5.5 percent per year while the postal unions were seeking a 14 percent increase in the first year of an agreement. With contract...

Israeli Raids over Beirut - 1981 0

July 17, 1981 – Orange Skies Over Beirut – Taking Sides – Kremlin Anxiety Over Poland

July 17, 1981 – Word from Beirut this day – Israeli air raids over Beirut and targets throughout Lebanon as the situation continued to spiral out of control. The latest raid on Palestinian bases targeted PLO Headquarters as well as two eight story buildings claimed by the Israelis to house...

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“Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been . . .” – Guilt By Association – 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Fingers of suspicion, guilt by association – all elements of the era known as The Red Scare. The fear of subversion, the fear that America was going to be turned into a Communist regime, just like what was happening all over Eastern Europe. That our country would be undermined by...

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July 15, 1973 – Nixon And Pneumonia – Nixon And Watergate – Nixon And Cambodia.

July 15, 1973 – News this week had to do with Presidential health. Earlier in the week, President Nixon was admitted to Bethesda Naval Hospital with a case of Pneumonia. Nixon’s doctor, Dr. Walter Tkach disclosed that the President was indeed suffering from Pneumonia and that he had been put...

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July 1, 1988 – A Scandal At The Pentagon – The Missile Count Is On – No Holds Barred At The Politburo

Just a reminder to chip in if you haven’t already: Become a Patron! July 1, 1988 -Reasonably calm, as news days go. The scandal at the Pentagon was uncovering more wrinkles. Another piece of the puzzle was exposed earlier when FBI wiretaps on consultants revealed Defense Consultant Mark Saunders receiving...

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June 29, 1977 – SCOTUS And Capitol Hill In Session – Busing, Abortion And The Death Penalty.

Help keep us up and running: Become a Patron! June 29, 1977 – A big news day on Capitol Hill as the Supreme Court was holding their last session of the term and would be handing down two landmark decisions. One on the Death Penalty and the other on the...

WPA Workers - 1939 0

June 23, 1939 – The WPA – Rep. Kent Keller: “There Is No Excuse For Starvation”

We’re here because you are – chip in by clicking on the link right here: Become a Patron! The WPA (Works Progress Administration) – The WPA Conference in Washington D.C. being held on June 26, 1939. Ahead of that conference, Congressman Kent E. Keller gave a radio address on the...