Franklin D. Roosevelt

View From The Acropolis – Greek Civil War – December 5, 1944 0

View From The Acropolis – Greek Civil War – December 5, 1944

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – News Of The World – December 5, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As War raged throughout the rest of the world on this December 5th in 1944, Civil War was raging in Greece on this particular...

A Fleet Dies At Toulon – November 28, 1942 0

A Fleet Dies At Toulon – November 28, 1942

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – News Of The World – November 28, 1942 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Dramatic news this day in 1942. Word came from Paris via London that the entire French Naval fleet was destroyed in one exploding catastrophe...

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The Agitation Factor – November 12, 1941

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – News of The World – NBC Blue Network – Nov. 12, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1941 was enveloped in agitation and rejected diplomacy. Beginning with news the Finns had rejected (politely)...

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‘I Shall Return’ – October 20, 1944

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News Of The World – October 20, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this day 70 years ago, a promise made by General MacArthur as he was leaving the besieged islands of The Philippines that he would return, became fact....

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Knocking On Moscow’s Door – October 13, 1941

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News Of The World – October 13, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this October 13th in 1941 looked grim, ominous and more and more like America would land in the middle of it almost any day. Reports...

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FDR – At The University Of Pennsylvania 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Roosevelt- Address at University of Pennsylvania – Sept. 20, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound collection Celebrating the University’s Bicentennial, President Roosevelt addressed the students of the University of Pennsylvania, the first time a sitting President did so since 1909. To...

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A Personal Appeal To Help Us Preserve History

Click on the link here for our DONATION PAGE – Indiegogo/Past Daily/Gordon Skene Sound Collection Fundraiser As you probably all know by now, we’ve been having a Fundraiser. In connection with Fractured Atlas and Indiegogo, Past Daily is in the middle of raising funds to continue our preservation and restoration...

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Past The Point Of No Return – September 3, 1939

As events unfolded and as it became more and more apparent there was no turning back, the news on this particular September 3rd, 75 years ago was of pained resignation that war was indeed underway. On this day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave a fireside chat on the European war....

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Labor Day 1941 – Sept. 1, 1941

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Roosevelt – Labor Day Message – September 1, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As a reminder that, even though today is a holiday, it’s because of the efforts of labor and the struggles of those workers to achieve fair...