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February 25, 1984 – Marines Leaving Beirut – The Never Ending Iran-Iraq War – Making The Cut In Primary Season

Become a Patron! February 25, 1984 – Busy news day. With the lowering of the American flag and the first detachment of Marines on their way out, the U.S. commitment in Lebanon was quickly coming to an end. Almost two years after their arrival, the Reagan administration decided to call...

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February 22, 1967 – Vice-President Humphrey Discusses Vietnam – 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! As 1966 turned into 1967 the war in Vietnam, initially considered a quick-in/quick-out military action, was turning into something considerably more complicated and protracted. With assessments coming from The Pentagon that this war could drag on for at least another 10 years was a sobering concept, which...

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February 19, 1951 – The Situation In Korea: Successful Advances – Attempted Revivals

Not to seem obvious, but . . .:Become a Patron! News on this day in 1951, via Edward R. Murrow and The News, gave upbeat assessments from General Matthew Ridgeway regarding the situation in Korea and U.S. advances along the 38th Parallel. At one point, Chinese troops were engaged, their...

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February 13, 1951: War In Korea – Withdrawals, Maneuvering, Condemnation And Celebrations Of An Alliance.

Become a Patron! Despite General MacArthur‘s spin that “we are continuing a war of maneuver”, a new phrase had entered into the Korean War Slang dictionary; “Buggin’ out”. On this February day in 1951, United Nations forces and the U.S. Army were in the process of retreating on several fronts,...

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February 11, 1987 – The Hostage-For-Prisoner Swap And Death To America All Over Again.

A little support goes a long way: Become a Patron! News for this day in 1987 started with the storm of protest over a U.S. proposal for a hostage-for-prisoner swap that included 8 Americans and one Israeli in exchange for Palestinians being held by Israel. No, the Israeli’s weren’t going...

Opening of the 74th Congress - Janury 3, 1936 0

January 3, 1936 – Opening Day Of Congress – Capitol Hill In The Days Of The New Deal.

It makes all the difference in the world: Become a Patron! January 3, 1936 – Opening day of the 74th Congress. The long, sometimes laborious ritual, but significant as it marked one of the first times a broadcast, live from Capitol Hill and from Congress took place. This was one...

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November 19, 1994 – Cab Calloway: The Hi-De-Ho Man Has Left The Building – Jesse Helms Slams Bill Clinton – Dianne Feinstein Declares Victory.

Become a Patron! November 19, 1994 – Sad news for the Entertainment world, this day. Bandleader and Singer synonymous with The Jazz Age of the 1920s, Cab Calloway passed away on the evening of the 18th, of complications from a stroke he suffered some months earlier. Calloway was a master...