John F. Kennedy

Election Night 1964

November 3, 1964 – America Votes – Election Night In America

56 years ago today, the 1964 Presidential elections took place, and the political landscape took a definite and permanent turn. Republican nominee Barry Goldwater represented a decidedly hard turn to the right, anticipated during the 1962 mid-term elections. Goldwater represented the backlash to the Civil Rights movement and to the...

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 22, 1962 – October Mayhem. The Cuban Missile Crisis.

News for this day in 1962 was decidedly ominous, and if you had grown up on a diet of Cold War paranoia, it was the worst case scenario come to life. Ever since the revolution in Cuba in 1959, and the overthrow of the Battista government for the one set...

East Berlin - attempted defection -

March 13, 1961 – East Berlin, OPEC, Cuba And Other Frying Pans.

If we’re helping relieve the boredom, chip in: Become a Patron! The Cold War climate was getting stirred up, this March 13th in 1961. News that West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt left a meeting with President Kennedy saying there would be no trouble coming from the Soviets in the immediate...

Ike and JFK - December 6, 1960

December 6, 1960 – JFK Comes Calling – The President Meets The President-Elect – Denials From The Congo – Jobless Figure Highest In 20 Years.

Become a Patron! December 6, 1960 – Busy day in Washington as President-Elect Kennedy came to the White House for a visit with outgoing President Eisenhower. Cordialities and non-stop photo ops as JFK readied to take the reins of the Presidency. Senator Kennedy had a 9:00 am appointment and was...

October 23, 1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: War Footing

Become a Patron! As the Cuban Missile Crisis reached the second day, ominous signs were apparent everywhere. Orders were issued, a blockade was to be enforced, protests were lodged, reserves were called up. The threat of war inched closer. And everyone sat and listened and waited and felt generally helpless...

Senator John F. Kennedy - Address in Fayetteville Indiana 1960

Sen. John F. Kennedy – Campaign 1960 – The Crucial Importance Of The Presidency – Past Daily Reference Room: Days Of Civility

Sen. John F. Kennedy – Campaign Address at Lafayette, Indiana – April 7, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sen. John F. Kennedy addressing a Campaign rally at Lafayette, Indiana on April 7, 1960. Election 1960; fifty-nine years ago – another time, another century. The issues remain the same...

Africa - Independence on the move

G. Mennen Williams Goes To Africa – Meet The Press – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

  G. Mennen Williams – Meet The Press – Discussion on Africa – March 28, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection When Assistant Secretary Of State for African Affairs G. Mennen Williams returned from a month-long tour of sixteen African nations, he returned with a suitcase full of mixed messages....