Day in history

Democracy in Peril 1939 0

Is Democracy In Peril? – Harold Ickes And Gen. Hugh S. Johnson Discuss – 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room.

In the early days of the War, when it was still confined to Europe, and most considered it “their problem” and not ours, the conversation, at least in the America was whether or not we were slowly losing our status as a Democracy, or were we in danger of falling...

Hello to Mao 0

January 14, 1950 – A Slight Change Of Plans – The Exit Of Chiang – The Entry Of Mao –

If it was any indication of how the rest of the decade, let alone year, would go, the week ending January 14, 1950 said a lot about the future in just seven tiny days. Not the least was the final expulsion of Nationalist Chinese forces from the mainland, sending leader...

The Big Freeze of '82 0

January 13, 1982 – The Big Freeze Of ’82 – The On-Going Situation In Poland – A Sit-Down With Hosni Mubarak.

This January 13th in 1982 was probably not all that far removed from most January 13th’s on the Eastern half of the U.S. The Big Freeze of 1982, as it came to be known, dumped record amounts of snow everywhere from the Great Lakes to The South, ruining citrus crops...

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January 12, 1978 – Starting The Political Year Off With A Jimmy Carter Press Conference –

This day in 1978 saw President Jimmy Carter give his first Press Conference of 1978. And by the looks and sounds of it, the political year would have enough drama to go around. Taking center stage was the crisis in Africa between Somalia and Ethiopia, taking place around the Ogaden...

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January 11, 1944 – FDR -The Second Bill Of Rights -A State Of The Union In Wartime –

Recovering from a bad case of the Flu, President Roosevelt delivered the 1944 State of The Union address from the Oval Office, rather than in a Joint Session of Congress. The war had been going on for 3 years and the tide was turning in the Allies favor. It was...

Nixon - 1973 0

January 8, 1973 – Nixon – The Next Four Years –

On this January 8th in 1973, we were contemplating what the next four years of a Nixon Administration was going to be like. Having won his second term, Richard Nixon was expected to continue what he set out to do in 1969. This discussion from CBS News, featured Walter Cronkite,...

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January 7, 1957 – Cold War: Wages Of Fear – Dividends Of Discontent – The World According To January.

Change the names and the circumstances and this could just as easily be almost any recent year as it was this day in 1957. The Middle East; the perennial powder-keg, the threatened flashpoint where the world would be plunged into chaos. The divider between East and West. On this day...

F-14 over Libya. 0

January 5, 1989 – The Skies Over Libya – Protests At The Security Council – The Failing Health Of An Emperor.

January 5, 1989 – News of Libyan protests and emergency sessions at the UN Security council this day. The protests were over the shooting down of two Libya MiG-23’s by two U.S. airforce F-14 tomcats over the Mediterranean in what was disputed airspace. Libya claimed it was within territorial waters,...

German Prisoners - Bastogne Area 0

January 4, 1945 – A Counter Blow On The Western Front – Patton Launches Major Offensive Around Bastogne – The 79th Congress Convenes.-

January 4, 1945 – News Of The World – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 4, 1945 – News for this day was optimistic. General Eisenhower launched a major offensive on the Western Front. General Patton’s 3rd Army launched a many-headed armored attack on German positions around...