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Sid Vicious

October 23, 1978 – Peace Watch In The Middle East – Suicide Watch For Sid Vicious.

October 23, 1978 – Depending on your age, you were either very interested in the ongoing and almost-there Middle-East Peace negotiations, or the news that Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious had attempted suicide and was rushed to a hospital in New York. The Middle-East news was potentially huge. Egypt was...

October 20, 1944 – ‘I Shall Return’ – Allies Invade The Philippines.

On this day in 1944, a promise made by General MacArthur as he was leaving the besieged islands of The Philippines that he would return, became fact. On October 20, 1944 an allied invasion force reported to be an entire army stormed ashore, effectively cutting the island in two. Reports...

Somewhere in England - September 1940

September 8-9, 1940 – Europe Engulfed – The Air War Over Britain – The Air War Over Germany – Raids Over Malta

September 8-9, 1940 – News reports from the BBC Home Service, Shortwave relay to America – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 8-9, 1940 – News for this set of days had much to do with the Air War over Britain and events unfolding throughout Central and Eastern Europe as...

Indira Gandhi - The Emergency - 1975

August 10, 1975 – One Year After Nixon – Thirty Years Since Hiroshima And Nagasaki – India: The Emergency.

August 10, 1975 – a day of anniversaries and upheaval. In Washington, it was the one-year anniversary since President Nixon resigned from Office amid the Watergate scandal and the installation of Gerald Ford to the office; the country was still recovering. It was thirty years since the American bombings of...

Alena Baeva - in concert from Tokyo

Alena Baeva With Paavo Järvi And The NHK Symphony Play Music Of Strauss, Ysaÿe And Rott – 2019 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Alena Baeva, violin – NHK Symphony, Paava Järvi, cond. – Concert of February 9, 2019 – NHK-FM, Tokyo – Heading over to Tokyo this week for something a bit more contemporary. A concert by the legendary NHK Symphony, conducted by Paavo Järvi and featuring the Russian violinist Alena Baeva in...

Okinawa -1957 (Getty Images)

May 29, 1957 – Washington Anticipates Japanese Premier Nobusuke Kishi – And The Word Is Okinawa.

A buck or two would help: Become a Patron! May 29, 1957 – News for this day in 1957 came by way of Commentator Cedric Foster who reported on the upcoming State visit by Japanese Premier Nobusuke Kishi to Washington. The visit was expected to take place in the middle...

Communist Party Of France

March 17, 1947 – Tight Lips And Empty Pockets – East-West Diplomacy – A Call To End Occupation

Supporting a little history never hurt anybody: Become a Patron! News for this St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) in 1947 had just about everything to do with the state of the World after War. The grumblings of East-West tensions and speculations over a rumored private meeting between Secretary of State...