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October 27, 1963 – Shapes Of Things: The View From Bonn – The Streets Of Saigon – A Scene In Dallas.

October 27th signaled the end of an ominous week in 1963. Vietnam was frequently taking center stage, more so this week than most others so far. The government of Ngo Dinh Diem was cracking down on protests, which had taken a sudden and horrific turn in the form of self-immolation...

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October 26, 1941 – The German Drive To Moscow – Eye On The Middle-East – Labor Troubles At Home.

News for this October 26th in 1941 was about the War in Europe and ominous reports coming from the Eastern Front. The German Army was slowly advancing into Southern Russia, with an objective believed to be the Caucasus, and beyond that, the Middle East. Many observers were speculating that, by...

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October 26, 1972 – Henry Kissinger: “We Believe. . .That Peace Is At Hand”

Part 1: Part 2: October 26, 1972. A surprise announcement that an end to the War in Vietnam was a real possibility. Amid rumors and reports of diplomatic movements, National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger finally held a news conference and announced that yes, peace was indeed at hand. The wave...

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October 23, 1978 – Peace Watch In The Middle East – Suicide Watch For Sid Vicious.

October 23, 1978 – Depending on your age, you were either very interested in the ongoing and almost-there Middle-East Peace negotiations, or the news that Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious had attempted suicide and was rushed to a hospital in New York. The Middle-East news was potentially huge. Egypt was...

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October 23, 1980 – Double Digit Inflation And Dismal News For The White House – The Iran-Iraq War: Meanwhile, Back In Khorramshahr. . .

A day full of politics, both Domestic and Foreign, this October 23, 1980. Starting with the Presidential election and the race, the rhetoric and the banter back and forth between President Carter and hopefuls Reagan and Anderson. The economic news wasn’t rosy – with the Labor Department reporting that consumer...

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October 22, 1962 – October Mayhem. The Cuban Missile Crisis.

News for this day in 1962 was decidedly ominous, and if you had grown up on a diet of Cold War paranoia, it was the worst case scenario come to life. Ever since the revolution in Cuba in 1959, and the overthrow of the Battista government for the one set...

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October 21, 1939 – An Attack On Freighters – Frontiers Of The Human Spirit – The Day-To-Day In Berlin.

October 21, 1939 – Today In Europe – CBS – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 21, 1939 – News from the various fronts and Capitols during this first month of War. The latest news from France and Britain was word of a $240 million advance in credits to Turkey...

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October 21, 1936 – FDR Talks About Taxes And Social Security – Campaign ’36

With all the talk about Taxes and Social Security and all the fear being bandied about in recent years, here are a few words on that subject, delivered by President Roosevelt during a campaign stop in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 21, 1936, 79 years ago. President Roosevelt: “I want to...

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October 20, 1944 – ‘I Shall Return’ – Allies Invade The Philippines.

On this day in 1944, a promise made by General MacArthur as he was leaving the besieged islands of The Philippines that he would return, became fact. On October 20, 1944 an allied invasion force reported to be an entire army stormed ashore, effectively cutting the island in two. Reports...

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October 19, 1978 – The Situation In Namibia – The Situation In South Lebanon – An Israeli-Egyptian Peace Taking Longer Than Expected.

October 19, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 19, 1978 – A day where conflicts and peace moves seemed to pop up everywhere. From Namibia came word that South African President P.W. Botha all but reverse South Africa’s position on the conflict going...