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Heating Up The South Pacific – May 21, 1942 0

Heating Up The South Pacific – May 21, 1942

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News Of The World – May 21, 1942 – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this May 21st in 1942 had much to do with the anticipated events taking place in the Southwest Pacific. Since there had...

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Day 600: World Amok – April 25, 1941

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News Of The World – April 25, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1941 had much to do with the War in Europe, going into its 600th day, this April 25th in 1941. With raids...

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Henry Wallace Has A Few Words At The Jefferson Day Dinner – April 22, 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Address by Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace – April 22, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Before he was tapped by President Roosevelt to be his running-mate in the 1940 election, Henry A. Wallace was Secretary of The Agriculture. In...

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Chafing At Bits – Straining Credulity – March 27, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Don Hollenbeck And The News – News Of The World – March 27, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this March 27th in 1945 had mostly to do with rumors. Rumor a German surrender was in...

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National Farm Day – 1941 – FDR, Henry Wallace, Claude Wickard – March 8, 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Pres. Roosevelt, vice-President Wallace, Sec. of Agriculture Claude Wickard – Farm Day 1941 – March 8, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection March 8, 1941 marked the 2nd annual National Farm Day. To commemorate the event, President Roosevelt,vice-President Henry Wallace and...

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Signing Your Country’s Life Away – March 3, 1941

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Blue Network – News Of The World – March 3, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1941 was ominous but not unexpected. Bulgaria, reeling under the oppressive weight of the Nazi Government, relented and signed...

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Eleanor Roosevelt Discusses Human Rights – 1950 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC – Today With Mrs. Roosevelt – Human Rights – May 14, 1950 In the early days of the United Nations, one of the tireless advocates for the cause of Human Rights was Eleanor Roosevelt. From the beginning she was responsible...

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A Merry Go-Round Of Death – February 27, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – News Of The World – February 27, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this February day in 1945 was full of optimism and momentum. The Western front was now pushing East toward the Rhine River with...

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A Word From FDR On Washington’s Birthday – February 22, 1943 – Past Daily Reference Room

If you haven’t yet . . .:Become a Patron! There was a time, not all that long ago, when the birthday’s of President’s Lincoln and Washington were celebrated on their actual birth dates. But times have changed and both are now lumped into one Presidents Day. In 1943 we were...

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Bombings And Shellings And Forays – February 20, 1942

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News of the World – February 20, 1942 – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this February 20th, 72 years ago was ominous and hopeful, simultaneously. The ominous news was the impending invasion of Darwin, in northern...