Harry S. Truman

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February 15, 1951 – 48,000 And Counting – The Situation In Korea

Unfortunately, history doesn’t preserve itself: Become a Patron! February 15, 1951 – Reports from Korea were pessimistic, even with spin attached. As of this day the list of casualties grew by 600, passing the 48,000 mark for both dead and wounded in the Korean War, which was now in its...

February 1, 1946 - Picket lines outside Steel Mill

February 1, 1946 – Peace, Strikes And Cross-Country Flights

February 1, 1946 – starting a new month with the same old problems: Strikes, strife and accusations – as well as a glimpse of air-travel in the not-too-distant future. Starting with news from Washington that President Truman was vowing to end the Steel Strike before it got too far out...

Hello to Mao

January 14, 1950 – A Slight Change Of Plans – The Exit Of Chiang – The Entry Of Mao –

If it was any indication of how the rest of the decade, let alone year, would go, the week ending January 14, 1950 said a lot about the future in just seven tiny days. Not the least was the final expulsion of Nationalist Chinese forces from the mainland, sending leader...

Korea - November-December 1950

December 15, 1950 – War In Korea – The Eerie Familiarity – An Ominous Glance At World War 3 –

December 15, 1950 – Edward R. Murrow – Hear It Now – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 15, 1950 – It was all about Korea, this December day in 1950. What was initially described as a “police action” was rapidly spiraling out of control and there...

Strikes - 1947

December 9, 1947 – Strikes, Discontent, Unrest And The Litigious Nature Of Rain –

Not very much means a whole lot: Become a Patron! December 9th in 1947 – Post-War discontent, Cold War jitters and the slow, painful process of getting a war torn Europe back on its feet. Canadian Prime Minister MacKenzie King addressed the Canadian House of Commons, saying the European situation...

Paris Riots - 1947

December 4, 1947 – For Paris: Another Day, Another Round Of Billy Clubs – For The Middle East: Another Unholy Day In The Holy Land.

  Another day of drama and upheaval, this December 4th in 1947. Still reeling from the UN partition plan of Palestine, riots were continuing in Jerusalem and all throughout the region. Riots were erupting again in Paris, with Communists taking to the streets. And Paris was again the sight of...

War in Korea - 1951

October 15, 1951 – War In Korea – “We Don’t Have Magic Weapons To Win Wars Quickly”

October 15, 1951 – A busy news day. A war in Korea and from Capitol Hill, a call for discussions and a workable solution with the Russians. The looming specter of the Atomic bomb always at the forefront. Meanwhile, President Truman also urged passage of a Universal Military Training law,...

Dewey Campaign - 1948

September 14, 1948 – Anticipating A Dewey Landslide – San Francisco Strikes – Deadly Train Crash In Korea.

September 14, 1948 – NBC Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 14, 1948 – The 1948 Presidential Campaign was in full swing. Polls were showing a decided Dewey-Warren upset, with Gubernatorial primaries showing overwhelming GOP support, and a dramatic uptick in Republicans turning out. Most thought it...

Unions 1947

June 19, 1947 – Unions And Strike Votes – Rent Control Legislation – Capitol Hill And Harry Truman.

If you haven’t already, consider: Become a Patron! June 19, 1947 – A relatively calm day. Or calm before the storm, depending on how you looked at it. The matter at hand had to do with Unions and America’s labor force – the issue of strikes and the quality of...