Disasters

Fayetteville - Tornado Aftermath - March 23, 1952

March 22, 1952 – When The Winds Blew – The Tennessee Tornado Outbreak – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! The Tennessee Tornado Outbreak of 1952. Going down in history as the 4th most destructive series of Tornados to hit the U.S. in a single day. The tornado outbreak of March 21–22, 1952, also known as the March 1952 Southern United States tornado outbreak, generated eleven violent...

March 19, 1948 – A Cold War Tinderbox – Roman Spring – The Marshall Plan

If we’re helping keep your mind off things, maybe chipping in a buck of five would be a good idea, no?: Become a Patron! Characterized as a tinderbox by the State Department, Turkey, Italy, Greece and the Balkan region were hot in the grips of rioting on this March 19th...

Communist Party Of France

March 17, 1947 – Tight Lips And Empty Pockets – East-West Diplomacy – A Call To End Occupation

Supporting a little history never hurt anybody: Become a Patron! News for this St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) in 1947 had just about everything to do with the state of the World after War. The grumblings of East-West tensions and speculations over a rumored private meeting between Secretary of State...

Boston Red Sox - World Series 2007

October 29, 2007 – Boston Red Sox: 2007 Repeat – Questions Follow A House Fire – L.A. Keeps Burning

Become a Patron! October 29, 2007 – The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the second year in a row. With a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies, it was the second time in four seasons that it was a four game sweep. The Red Sox dominated the...

Eisenhower with Press Sec. Hagarty - 1959

October 1, 1959 – Strikes – The Aftermath Of Gracie – Humiliation For The Dodgers – No Blatz n’ Pabst.

And patrons: Become a Patron! October 1, 1959 was no box of chocolates. Strikes were the big news. First was the ongoing Steel Strike, becoming the longest in history. President Eisenhower ordered everyone back to the bargaining table to keep trying for a resolution. And then, literally overnight, The Longshoremen...

September 23, 1967 – Vietnam: Saving It By Destroying It – Sniper Fire In Aurora – Fighting Over Mao.

Subscribers can get this download for free: Become a Patron! Waking up to the news this morning in 1967 had much to do with the endless war of attrition in Vietnam. The ongoing battle, mounting casualties and airstrikes near the Marine outpost at Con Thien. The theory being to destroy...

Katrina -

A Nightmare Named Katrina – August 29, 2005

Hurricane Katrina Coverage – Part 1 Hurricane Katrina Coverage – Part 2 August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina made land and New Orleans has never been the same. Initially, reports put the eye of the Hurricane away from New Orleans as was previously thought and that maybe New Orleans had dodged...

Hurricane Danny

August 15, 1985 – Danny Arrives – Canada Recalls An Ambassador – General Foods Recalls Liederkranz.

Become a Patron! August 15, 1985 – Hurricane Danny made landfall. With 90 mile an hour winds, Danny slammed midway between Lake Charles and Lafayette Louisiana. 30,000 people had been evacuated from offshore drilling rigs and towns as far south as Galveston Texas. The strong winds and heavy rains knocked...

Japan Airlines Flight 123 - last known photo.

August 12, 1985 – Grief Shrouds Mount Osutaka – Union Carbide Promised – Hostages At A Paris Mosque.

Become a Patron! August 12, 1985 – Not a good news day. Word from Tokyo of the crash of Japan Airlines Boeing 747 Flight 123, into what was later identified as Mount Osutaka, some 100 miles northwest of Tokyo. The flight, a domestic commuter run between Tokyo and Osaka developed...

Chernobyl Trial - July 1987

July 28, 1987 – Trial At Chernobyl – Meese At Iran-Contra – Mines In The Persian Gulf.

  Become a Patron! July 28, 1987 – The nuclear power plant disaster at Chernobyl was still in the news. This time the trial, where half a dozen Soviet nuclear officials were on trial, and prepared to pay heavily for the 1986 disaster which was blamed for 31 deaths and...