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Zulfikar Ali Bhutto - return from exile

July 29, 1977 – The Oil Flows In Alaska – Ali Bhutto Returns – Kent State Redux Of A Sort.

July 29, 1977 – A day with ominous implications, but not at the time. After postponement due to protests, the much touted Trans-Alaskan Pipeline, some 800 miles long, commenced to working with oil flowing from the Eastern slope, which began five weeks earlier, into Valdez the once-tiny fishing port, now...

Bosnia - July 1993

July 28, 1993 – To Launch Airstrikes Over Bosnia – Driving 150,000 Lebanese From Their Homes – Taking Up Aid For Flood Victims.

July 28, 1993 – A world laced with conflict. In Bosnia, the conflict between Serbs and Croats continued; with regular shelling and raining sniper fire in Bosnia. President Clinton was weighing the very real possibility of launching airstrikes in support of UN troops on the ground. If he gave the...

Beirut - 1982 - Magnum Photos

July 27, 1982 – Still Looking For A Solution To The Beirut Crisis – The Talk And Shell Game – Sanctions And Grain Sales

July 27, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup – Newsbreak – 9:00 News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Juy 27, 1982 – News from Beirut this day. U.S. envoy Philip Habib was on his way to Israel to meet with Menachem Begin in an attempt to find a solution...

Music For Film - A Taste Of Honey

Composers On Film In Britain – 1963 – Past Daily Talking Music

Composing Music For Film – BBC World Service – 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – To one degree or another, music has always been an integral part of the film going experience. During the silent era, entire scores were composed and played by pit orchestras (for larger cinemas) or...

Quangtri - July 1972

July 24, 1972 – A Place Called Quangtri – A See-Saw In The Senate – A Mine Disaster In West Virginia

July 24, 1972 – NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 24, 1972 – The big news for this day was taking place in Vietnam and the battle of Quangtri. South Vietnamese paratroops tried to storm the Citadel of Quangtri city but ran into...

Amy Winehouse Death

July 23, 2011 – Amy Winehouse, Dead At 27

July 23, 2011 – BBC World Service – Newshour – Report on Death of Amy Winehouse – BBC July 23, 2011 – As reported by The Guardian: Singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her house in north London She was 27. The award-winning artist, famous for hits including...

Alma Trio - Totenberg-Baller-Rejto

Adolph Baller And Gabor Rejto In Recital – Music Of Beethoven, Martinu, Brahms And Debussy – 1976 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Adolph Baller, piano – Gabor Rejto, cello- In Recital – San Francisco Chamber Society – October 25, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Historic Chamber recitals this week. Cellist Gabor Rejto and pianist Adolph Baller in a program of music by Beethoven, Martinu and Debussy, recorded during the San...

JFK Jr. Burial At Sea

July 22, 1999 – JFK Jr. Burial At Sea – Haggling Over A Tax Cut – A Shuttle Launch Delay

We could use a few more patrons right now: Become a Patron! July 22, 1999 – The last chapter in the grievous saga which had unfolded during the week. The burial at sea of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolynn Bessette-Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette off Martha’s Vineyard....

Alben Barkley - 1940 Democratic Convetntion

July 17, 1940 – Alben Barkley Delivers A Message From FDR – 1940 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room

July 17, 1940 – Your typical sweltering July in Chicago, site of the 1940 Democratic Convention. Up until this day, a pretty cut-and-dried affair. By the convention Farley and Vice President John Nance Garner were declared candidates, and Paul McNutt was a possibility. Roosevelt still did not want to declare...

Dr. Peter Bourne and Jimmy Carter - White House

July 21, 1978 – The White House Has A Little Dope Problem – No Strike, For Now – The Bouncing Economy.

July 21, 1978 – Good news and odd news for this day. The good news was a tentative agreement had been struck between Union reps for the Postal Service and management, thus avoiding a strike, at least for now. More good news – the economy was looking up, at least...