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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...

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February 7, 1964 – The State Department Holds A Press Conference: The Subject Is Gitmo

On a day where crises were popping up seemingly everywhere, the focus on this February 7th in 1964 was the flare-up of bad relations with Cuba and threats by the Castro regime against our military base at Guantanamo. The flap began over the seizing of four Cuban fishing trawlers off...

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February 6, 1948 – Dixiecrats And The Run For The White House – Elections In Ireland – First Winter Olympics Since 1936

We really can use your support: Become a Patron! February 6, 1948 -A lot happening this day – from the State House in Mississippi to the slopes of St. Moritz and points in between. Starting with news of the formation of a breakaway political party from the Democrats in the...

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February 3, 1990 – Moscow: The Power Shift – Bulgaria: Big Changes – South Africa: The Big Deep Breath.

We could really use some support, if you haven’t already: Become a Patron! February 3, 1990 – Eyes on Moscow as a controversial call for major political change in the Soviet Union was taking shape. An anticipation of sparks flying at the Central Committee during the coming week as the...

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January 31, 1999 – The View From Kosovo – Brazil’s Economic Crisis – Iraq’s No-Fly Zone – The Great Barrier Reef In Danger.

Just a buck makes a huge difference: Become a Patron! January 31, 1999 – The continuing, almost never-ending story of Kosovo and the entire region of the former Yugoslavia was in the news again. This time a hostage situation involving Albanian Rebels holding Yugoslav Army personnel. The rebels were refusing...

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January 30, 1948 – Nehru Announces The Death Of Gandhi – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! As the world was slowly absorbing the news that India’s spiritual leader, Mahatma Gandhi was cut down by an assassins bullets, Prime Minister Nehru had the overwhelming task of delivering the news to the Indian people. This was a shortwave broadcast, beamed throughout the world by All-India...

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January 30, 1948 – “Bapuji Is No More!” – The Assassination Of Gandhi.

Become a Patron! Further evidence that some events which take place in history are not necessarily considered devastating at the time they occurred. This one, for example – the assassination of India’s spiritual leader Mohandas Gandhi on this day, January 30, 1948, was considered in U.S. media as just another...

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January 1951 – Brave New Future – Saving Life And Destroying It.

Your support is needed, I’m serious:Become a Patron! January 1951. Still the month to look back at the accomplishments of the previous year. This radio discussion series called “You And . . .” focused on different aspects of our society in 1951; where we were going, what were we doing...