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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...

East Berlin - attempted defection -

March 13, 1961 – East Berlin, OPEC, Cuba And Other Frying Pans.

If we’re helping relieve the boredom, chip in: Become a Patron! The Cold War climate was getting stirred up, this March 13th in 1961. News that West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt left a meeting with President Kennedy saying there would be no trouble coming from the Soviets in the immediate...

Andrea Meade Lawrence - 1948 Winter Olympics

February 6, 1948 – Dixiecrats And The Run For The White House – Elections In Ireland – First Winter Olympics Since 1936

We really can use your support: Become a Patron! February 6, 1948 -A lot happening this day – from the State House in Mississippi to the slopes of St. Moritz and points in between. Starting with news of the formation of a breakaway political party from the Democrats in the...

Recession 2008

November 20, 2008 – Recession 2008 – Bumpy Rides, Ulcers And Nightmares.

Become a Patron! November 20, 2008 – A new President and an old nightmare – The Great Recession of 2008, as it came to be known. On this day the country was reeling from a 400 point drop in the Stock Market the day before and the downward spiral was...

Mayor Abraham Beame Of New York - 1975

Mayor Abraham Beame On New York’s Fiscal Crisis – 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! On October 16, 1975, New York City was deep in crisis. At 4 p.m. the next day, four hundred and fifty-three million dollars of the city’s debts would come due, but there were only thirty-four million dollars on hand. If New York couldn’t pay those debts, the...

Women and Wretched Excess

October 2, 1976 – Pressing Flesh, Earl Butz And Women’s Little Drug And Alcohol Problem

Patrons get freebies – like this news broadcast: Become a Patron! For the week ending on October 2nd in 1976, it was a busy flurry of news. Starting with the adjournment of the 94th Congress and assessments, blame and praise handed out to anyone willing to analyze. President Ford was...

FDR - Fireside Chat 1934

September 30, 1934 – FDR Has A Few Words About Government

Patrons and Subscribers: Become a Patron! President Roosevelt Fireside Chat – Recovery, Banks and Government – September 30, 1934 News for this day had much to do with the continuing efforts at recovery, stability and getting America back to work – trying to undo the tangle of economic collapse and...

Oxycontin Abuse

July 25, 2001 – America Has A New Word: Oxycontin – OPEC Slows Production –

Become a Patron! July 25, 2001 – While the U.S.this day was focusing on the sleight-of-hand from OPEC, it was in the process of learning a new and potentially devastating word: Oxycontin. OPEC, in an attempt to prop-up falling oil prices, revealed it would cut production by a million barrels...

Skylab reentry - July 1979

July 10, 1979 – The End Of Skylab – Questions Over DC-10s – Carter’s Domestic Summit Conference

July 10, 1979 – Skylab was getting ready for reentry. Not exactly sure where or when, but it was predicted to happen soon. The latest word from Space Officials, as of news time, was that Asia and most of Europe went out of the picture as trackers furthered the possibilities...

July 8, 2002 – President Bush Holds A News Conference

July 8, 2002 – President Bush holds a news conference. Smack in the middle of our involvement in Iraq, the war on terror, legislation to prevent corporate abuse, the Enron scandal and the growing concern this might be the tip of the iceberg – a full plate of issues and...