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Postcards From Tehran – January 25, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Jan. 25, 1979 With no end in sight and protests continuing and becoming more violent, the situation in Iran on this day in 1979 was anything but resolved. The Pro and Anti-Shah factions were battling it out in the streets...

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Before The Honeymoon Was Over – January 24, 1961

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 24, 1961 Four days after his Inaugural and six days before his first State of The Union, President Kennedy was already presented with a full plate of crises, this January 24th in 1961. Moscow‘s gesture at returning captured U.S....

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January 21, 1964 – The Great Blizzard Of ’64 – Burning Midnight Oil On Capitol Hill – Looking At The Run To The White House

Sadly, not all January 21st’s in history can be celebratory affairs. Not every January 21st can have eloquent speeches, profound poetry or gifted song. No. Some 21st days of January can be just dull and painful and endless treadmills in history. Take, for example, January 21st, 1964. The White House...

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Looking At The Rose Through World Colored Glasses – January 18, 1956

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Keys To The Capitol – Jan. 18, 1956 For the week ending this day in 1956, all attention seemed to be on an interview, conducted by Life Magazine, with Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. The gist of the interview was Dulles’...

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“High Level Rascality” – January 17, 1980

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 17, 1979 With the situation in Iran getting more and more chaotic, troops loyal to The Shah opened fire on groups of demonstrators  around the country celebrating The Shah’s departure from Iran the previous day, killing and wounding many...

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January 15, 1979 – The View From Tehran

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 15, 1979 News for this January 15th in 1979 had much to do with the potentially dangerous situation in Iran. On the one hand, it was the first gathering of the newly installed Parliament, under the aegis of The Shah....

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Prepping For An Inaugural, Avoiding A Confrontation – January 14, 1957

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 14, 1957 News for this day was largely relegated to speculation on the new Eisenhower term, since the Inaugural was a little over a week away, this January 14th in 1957. But it was also concerned with developments in...

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State Of The Union In Wartime – FDR – January 11, 1944 -The Second Bill Of Rights

Click on the link here for Audio Player: FDR – State of The Union Jan. 11, 1944 Recovering from a bad case of the Flu, President Roosevelt delivered the 1944 State of The Union address from the Oval Office, rather than in a Joint Session of Congress. The war had been...

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January 9, 1964 – Big Trouble In Little Panama – Martyr’s Day Riots In The Panama Canal Zone

Become a Patron! On this day in 1964, tensions were running very high between the people of Panama and the United States. The issue was over the Canal and sovereignty of the Canal Zone and the riots that ensued. After Panama gained independence from Colombia in 1903, with the assistance...