Disasters

Al Gore - Campaign 2000

November 2, 2000 – Bush-Gore: Down To The Wire

November 2, 2000 – it was coming down to the wire; the Bush-Gore election campaigns of 2000. Last minute sweeps throughout the country, hoarse pleas for votes – it was going to be a tight race and both camps were confident of victory, come Tuesday. But there was still a...

Iran-Iraq War

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...

Hurricane Gilbert hits Jamaica

September 15, 1988 – Making Plans For Gilbert – Rumors Of Post-Iran-Contra Depression – Score Another One For The NRA.

September 15, 1988 – CBS Radio News – The World Tonight -Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 15, 1988 – Hurricane Gilbert was keeping all attention on the Gulf of Mexico and Southeast U.S. as winds whipped it into a Category 5, making it potentially the deadliest Hurricane since Camille...

Floods of '93

July 31, 1993 – Clinton Sells A Budget Deal – The Great Flood Of ’93 – A Cautious Ceasefire In Lebanon

July 31, 1993 – Called The Great Flood of ’93, flood waters were busy rising at an alarming rate, forcing many to leave there homes on a moments notice, cutting a wide swatch of destruction in its wake. The latest nightmare from the flood washed up on the doorsteps of...

Bosnia - July 1993

July 28, 1993 – To Launch Airstrikes Over Bosnia – Driving 150,000 Lebanese From Their Homes – Taking Up Aid For Flood Victims.

July 28, 1993 – A world laced with conflict. In Bosnia, the conflict between Serbs and Croats continued; with regular shelling and raining sniper fire in Bosnia. President Clinton was weighing the very real possibility of launching airstrikes in support of UN troops on the ground. If he gave the...

Valujet 592 Black Box

May 14, 1996 – The Mystery Of Valujet Flight 592 – Harassment Charges In The Workplace – A Looming Trade War With China

May 14, 1996 – a day of endless waiting with little reward. The mystery of Valujet Flight 592, which plunged into the Everglades, turned up more questions than answers. The almost accidental recovery of the Black Box was the one positive sign. So far, virtually nothing remained of the jet;...

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

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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...