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Black Monday 1987 0

October 19, 1987 -Black Monday – The Stock Market Crash Of 1987

October 19, 1987 – CBS Radio News – Reports – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 19, 1987 – Going down in the history books as Black Monday, it was the day Wall Street took a tumble. Some 500 points dropped before closing time. The final tally was slow in...

Charles Keating 0

October 18, 1990 – A Keating Named Charles – 38 Hours Til Panic – A Draft Resolution At The UN

October 18, 1990 – CBS World news Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 18, 1990 – A day of scandals and war-fever. However, staring off the day with some good news – The Labor Department announced that consumer prices had rises 8.10% in September, for an annual 6.6%...

German Troops Surrender in Italy 0

October 17, 1943 – The World At War – Changing Tides – Long Roads Back

October 17, 1943 – CBS Radio: The World Today – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 17, 1943 – News on this day was almost completely taken over by news of the War and reports from the Fighting fronts. Allied forces were pushing ahead in Italy, scoring numerous victories in...

French Embassy in Baghdad 0

October 12, 1990 – An Assassination In Cairo – The Embassy Hostages In Baghdad

October 12, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 12, 1990 – With the pressure mounting, the diplomacy wavering and the world straining, the situation in the Middle East was nervous, to say the least. An assassination in Cairo of Parliament Speaker Rifaat al-Mahgoub,...

Prime Minister Harold Wilson 0

October 11, 1974 – Older, Blacker And More Female Than Most – A Cliffhanger Election With An Eyelash Majority

October 11, 1974 – CBS Radio: The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 11, 1974 – A political sort of day, throughout the world. In Washington, jury selection in the Watergate coverup trial was finally complete and ready for the show to begin after the weekend. The...

Nassar 0

October 5, 1970 – The World Reacts: Nixon And Tito – Mourning Nassar

October 5, 1970 – World Press Review – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 5, 1970 – A busy day for the world in general. This roundtable discussion by representatives of several news outlets around the world got together nightly for a wrapup of the days news, as seen on...

Pope John-Paul II 0

October 4, 1979 – Pope John-Paul II Continues His Whirlwind Tour Of The U.S. – The Tiny Matter Of Soviet Troops Back In Cuba.

October 4, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 4, 1979 – With economic news looking pessimistic to most Americans, Pope John-Paul II was in the middle of a massive and whirlwind tour of the U.S. On this day it...

Sen. Philip LaFollette 0

October 3, 1939 – Philip LaFollette And A Plea For Neutrality

Philip LaFollette – Address in Support of Neutrality – October 3, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1939 the notion of America going to war over issues taking place in Europe was abhorrent to many Americans. In 1939, it was only 22 years since America entered World War...

President Reagan 0

October 2, 1981 – President Reagan And The Window Of Vulnerability

October 2, 1981 -President Reagan Announcement of the United States Strategic Weapons Program – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 2, 1981. We were knee-deep in the Cold War and the old fears of Communist domination were coming back to visit. On this day, President Reagan addressed an assembled group...

Spiro Agnew 0

September 28, 1973 – Open Warfare Between Agnew And The Justice Department – Farewell To A Film Icon

September 28, 1973 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 28, 1973 – Vice-President Spiro Agnew had declared open warfare on The Justice Department this day. Agnew’s lawyers moved in Baltimore to stop presentation of evidence about Agnew to a Grand Jury. Agnew’s lawyers said that...