Day in history

John Lennon - vigil 0

December 8, 1980 – Dream Is Over – The Death Of John Lennon

Stunned incomprehensible silence. That was a reaction many people had when they first heard the news that John Lennon was dead, gunned down as he stepped out of a car, on his way home from a recording session. And as the news reports came in – and as word repeated...

Paris Riots - 1947 0

December 4, 1947 – For Paris: Another Day, Another Round Of Billy Clubs – For The Middle East: Another Unholy Day In The Holy Land.

  Another day of drama and upheaval, this December 4th in 1947. Still reeling from the UN partition plan of Palestine, riots were continuing in Jerusalem and all throughout the region. Riots were erupting again in Paris, with Communists taking to the streets. And Paris was again the sight of...

Berlin - 1943 1

December 3, 1943 – Orchestrated Hell – Raid Over Berlin

  In what has been considered one of the milestones in broadcast journalism, Edward R. Murrow reported his eyewitness account of a bombing raid over Berlin, this day in 1943. Taking part in what had become a nightly bombing run over Germany, Murrow was aboard a Lancaster Bomber, one of...

Malta Summit 0

December 2, 1989 – The Seasick Summit – Bush And Gorbachev At Malta –

A little helps a lot: Become a Patron! I’m sure it seemed like a good idea at the time, and it probably looked very impressive on paper – but for all the ultimate success of the Bush-Gorbachev Summit off the island of Malta, this December 2nd in 1989, the weather...

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Trouble At The Knowledge Factory – Berkeley Free Speech Movement – December 2, 1964

Become a Patron! Although it started two months earlier, this day in 1964 marked a turning point in the Protest movement in the U.S. In 1964 students at UC Berkeley began a series of protests over the banning of political activities on Campus and insisted the University acknowledged the students’...

Violence in Jerusalem 0

December 1, 1947 – “The Situation Is Extremely Explosive In Jerusalem” – The French Government Takes Action Against Communist Strikers – Waiting For The Gendarmerie.

December 1, 1947 – NBC News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Support us if you can: Become a Patron! December 1, 1947 – The Middle East was the focus of attention this day. The situation in Jerusalem had gone from tense to explosive overnight and was...

Russian Troops - Voronezh 0

December 1, 1942 – Word From Voronezh – Optimism On The Eastern Front.

Now, more than ever: Become a Patron! News for this first day of December in 1942 was looking cautiously optimistic. News from the Eastern Front and word from the strategic town of Voronezh that Russian troops were getting ready to launch a major offensive from that besieged town. Voronezh had...

U.S. troops - Runup to Desert Storm - November 1990 0

November 30, 1990 – The Security Council Votes On War – Concerns Over A Nuclear Threat – Tough Going Anticipated For The Keating Five.

November 30, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – KNX-AM, Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 30, 1990 – Another step closer to war with Iraq just got the go ahead at the UN Security Council. Invoking Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, offered Iraq one...

Santo Domingo Protests 0

November 30, 1961 – World Quietly Haywire – A Santo Domingo State Of Mind

News of the world, for this last day of November in 1961, had just about everything to do with the Cold War. The situation in Santo Domingo and the unrest, many felt was fueled by Fidel Castro and the Cuban government, was calming down with hopes that a violent overthrow...

HUAC Hearings 0

November 25, 1947 – HUAC: Cold War And Witch Hunts – America Under Investigation.

As the Cold War grew in intensity, and as the world reacted, news for this November 25th in 1947 was pessimistic and ominous. The Big Four Foreign Ministers Conference wasn’t yielding the results as planned, with Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov balking at overtures from the West over the Austrian and...