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Life In Sudden California – January 28, 1994

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 28, 1994 Even though one of the deadliest earthquakes to hit Southern California occurred on January 17th of 1994, the earth was still shaking some 11 days later, with some 70 considerable aftershocks taking place on the morning of...

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Postcards From Tehran – January 25, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Jan. 25, 1979 With no end in sight and protests continuing and becoming more violent, the situation in Iran on this day in 1979 was anything but resolved. The Pro and Anti-Shah factions were battling it out in the streets...

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Before The Honeymoon Was Over – January 24, 1961

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 24, 1961 Four days after his Inaugural and six days before his first State of The Union, President Kennedy was already presented with a full plate of crises, this January 24th in 1961. Moscow‘s gesture at returning captured U.S....

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Desert Storm – One Week On – January 23, 1991

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 23, 1991 January 23rd in 1991 marked one week since Operation Desert Storm began. The move was on to oust the Iraqi Army from Kuwait, with ground action expected to start anytime soon. Amid reports of Scud attacks on...

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Floodwaters Rising – January 23, 1937

  Click on the link here for Audio Player: Jan. 23, 1937 – Ohio River Floods   This day in 1937 was horrific if you lived anywhere near the Ohio River. Rains continued without stop and flood waters continued to rise. The devastation was widespread and the numbers of homeless were...

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Roe v. Wade – January 22, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Roe v. Wade report – Jan. 22, 1973 Forty years ago today, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that made a Woman’s right whether or not to choose to have an Abortion a legal right. Prior to this time it was illegal...

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January 21, 1964 – The Great Blizzard Of ’64 – Burning Midnight Oil On Capitol Hill – Looking At The Run To The White House

Sadly, not all January 21st’s in history can be celebratory affairs. Not every January 21st can have eloquent speeches, profound poetry or gifted song. No. Some 21st days of January can be just dull and painful and endless treadmills in history. Take, for example, January 21st, 1964. The White House...

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“High Level Rascality” – January 17, 1980

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 17, 1979 With the situation in Iran getting more and more chaotic, troops loyal to The Shah opened fire on groups of demonstrators  around the country celebrating The Shah’s departure from Iran the previous day, killing and wounding many...

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January 16, 1942 – Next Stop: Singapore

News for this day in 1942 was hopeful and grim, in equal portion.  The Battle for Singapore was on and fighting was taking place all over the Far East. American and Filipino troops were busy defending the Bataan area and the arrival of an Australian Expditionary force in Malaya was...

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January 15, 1979 – The View From Tehran

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 15, 1979 News for this January 15th in 1979 had much to do with the potentially dangerous situation in Iran. On the one hand, it was the first gathering of the newly installed Parliament, under the aegis of The Shah....