Foreign Policy

Sandro Pertini - Italian Elections 0

July 8, 1978 – Italy Elects Pertini, First Socialist Head Of State – Sporadic Rifle Fire Dogs Beirut – Sadat Still Optimistic About Peace

It keeps us up and running: Become a Patron! July 8, 1978 – Big news from Italy on this day. After 15 ballots and three weeks of bitter political in-fighting, Italy elected, by overwhelming majority, 81 year old Sandro Pertini as head of State. It would be Italy’s 7th President...

Communist Party Convention in France as view from Moscow 0

July 7, 1947 – Moscow Looks At France’s Big Turn To The Right – Wage Demands And Strikes – Postwar Uneasiness.

July 7, 1947. One of the side aspects to the Cold War; the propaganda war and the regular newscasts portraying life in the Soviet world, as opposed to life everywhere else. On this particular newscast, the emphasis is on the then-current state of affairs in France and the “big turn...

Fighting in Beirut - Magnumm Photos - 1978 0

July 6, 1978 – The Streets Of Beirut – Civil War In Lebanon – Middle East Peace Negotiations

It works, it really does: Become a Patron! On this July 6th in 1978, fighting once again erupted in Beirut, getting worse than it had been days before. Syrian troops of the Arab peacekeeping force battledwith right wing Christian phalangist militia units, using rockets, artillery, tanks and machine guns. The...

President Johnson (and Dean Rusk) - 1967 0

June 19, 1967 – President Johnson Addresses The Crisis In The Middle-East.

In an address before the Department of State Foreign Policy Conference for Educators on June 19, 1967, President Johnson declared that recent events had proved the wisdom of five principles of peace in the Middle East. The first and greatest principle, he stated, was that “every nation in the area...

Moscow under Khruschev 0

June 26, 1955 – Changes At The Kremlin – Nixon And The NAACP – Ike Goes Fishing.

Could you? Become a Patron! June 26, 1955 – A weekend, this June 26th in 1955. Not a busy news day, but one with a finger somewhere on the future. Beginning with reports of a rumored restructuring at The Kremlin. A proposal being put forth to rotate leadership, rather than...

Vichy - 1945 0

June 23, 1945 – Postwar Europe – A Return To Vichy – Adjusting To Peace.

Become a Patron! June 23, 1945 – As VE continued to wear off and the business of getting back to some semblance of normalcy slowly began, the adjustments to a new life and healing the scars from the old one were proving to be a challenge which would only become...

Salk Polio Vaccine - 1955 0

June 22, 1955 – The UN Celebrates 10 Years – Jonas Salk Reassures Congress His Vaccine Is Safe.

It helps – a LOT – click on the link here and chip in: Become a Patron! June 22, 1955 – News for this day had much to do with the goings on in San Francisco, site of the original meeting of the United Nations in 1945. Ten years later...

London - Summer 1945 0

June 16, 1945 – Europe After V-E Day – Life Returns To London – Eyes On The Pacific.

Become a Patron! June 16, 1945 – The view from Europe – how the ravages of war were slowly fading from cities and towns and how the slow readjustment to peacetime was starting to take place, after over five years of bombings and invasions which left a continent in mostly...

Dan Quayle -The Potato kerfuffle 0

June16, 1992- A POW/MIA Bombshell From The Kremlin – A Red-Carpet Welcome For Yeltsin – The Potato Gaffe From Quayle

Becoming a Patron is really easy and it helps a lot: Become a Patron! June 16, 1992 – A day of bafflement and raised eyebrows. Starting with the bombshell revelation from Russian President Boris Yeltsin that there was a very strong possibility that American POW’s from the Vietnam War were...

President Eisenhower - 1954

June 3, 1954 – The Politics Of Civil Rights – Segregation, Capitol Hill And Communists – The Eisenhower Years

Every little bit helps: Become a Patron! June 3, 1954 – A day with a lot of domestic political issues in the air. Starting with news from Capitol Hill and the matter of Civil Rights and segregation in housing. On this day, a bill calling for Liberalization of loan guarantees...