Japan

Suspects

February 2, 1989 – The Trail Points East – Search For Suspects In PanAm Bombing.

News for this second day of February in 1989 had much to do with suspicions in the terrorist bombing of PanAm flight 103, which had blown up six weeks earlier over Lockerbie, Scotland. Although British and American investigators had yet to name suspects, it was looking more and more like...

Singapore - January 1942

January 29, 1942 – The Situation In South Asia – Word From Radio Tokyo.

January 29, 1942 – News in English From Radio Tokyo – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 29, 1942 – News for this day, closely monitored by various news outlets, was coming from Tokyo by way of Shortwave broadcasts beamed at the U.S. and Australia. Although the vast majority of...

Crew of Graf Spee

December 18, 1939 – Losing A Battleship But Gaining Christmas Trees – Sinking The Graf Spee.

News for this day in 1939 had to do with the sudden scuttling and sinking of the German Battleship Graf Spee, after an intense sea battle off the Uruguayan coast. The battleship, discovered and chased by British Naval forces, sustained considerable damage and was granted safe harbor by Uruguay, who...

The view from Tokyo

December 1945 – Life In A Postwar Tokyo – Past Daily Reference Room.

December 1945 – Report from Don Bell, Mutual correspondent in Tokyo – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Once the War was declared over on both fronts, the painful process of rebuilding would take place. But as much as history has recorded the grand, sweeping efforts of changing political landscapes, as...

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...