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Bosnia - July 1993 0

July 28, 1993 – To Launch Airstrikes Over Bosnia – Driving 150,000 Lebanese From Their Homes – Taking Up Aid For Flood Victims.

July 28, 1993 – A world laced with conflict. In Bosnia, the conflict between Serbs and Croats continued; with regular shelling and raining sniper fire in Bosnia. President Clinton was weighing the very real possibility of launching airstrikes in support of UN troops on the ground. If he gave the...

Beirut - 1982 - Magnum Photos 0

July 27, 1982 – Still Looking For A Solution To The Beirut Crisis – The Talk And Shell Game – Sanctions And Grain Sales

July 27, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup – Newsbreak – 9:00 News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Juy 27, 1982 – News from Beirut this day. U.S. envoy Philip Habib was on his way to Israel to meet with Menachem Begin in an attempt to find a solution...

Quangtri - July 1972 0

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...

JFK Jr. Burial At Sea 0

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....

Alben Barkley - 1940 Democratic Convetntion 0

July 17, 1940 – Alben Barkley Delivers A Message From FDR – 1940 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room

July 17, 1940 – Your typical sweltering July in Chicago, site of the 1940 Democratic Convention. Up until this day, a pretty cut-and-dried affair. By the convention Farley and Vice President John Nance Garner were declared candidates, and Paul McNutt was a possibility. Roosevelt still did not want to declare...

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...

Mike and Kitty Dukakis - convention 1988 0

July 16, 1988 – An Upcoming Convention: Mending Fences, Smoothing Edges – The View From Managua – A Trip To Seoul

July 16, 1988 – Two days before the 1988 Democratic Convention in Atlanta, where Michael Dukakis was expected to get the official nod in the Presidential race. Along with running-mate Lloyd Bentsen, hopes were high the Democrats would take the White House in November. But with every convention, the pre-convention...

Nixon - Pneumonia 0

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...