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January 13, 1982 – The Big Freeze Of ’82 – The On-Going Situation In Poland – A Sit-Down With Hosni Mubarak.

This January 13th in 1982 was probably not all that far removed from most January 13th’s on the Eastern half of the U.S. The Big Freeze of 1982, as it came to be known, dumped record amounts of snow everywhere from the Great Lakes to The South, ruining citrus crops...

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January 5, 1989 – The Skies Over Libya – Protests At The Security Council – The Failing Health Of An Emperor.

January 5, 1989 – News of Libyan protests and emergency sessions at the UN Security council this day. The protests were over the shooting down of two Libya MiG-23’s by two U.S. airforce F-14 tomcats over the Mediterranean in what was disputed airspace. Libya claimed it was within territorial waters,...

German Prisoners - Bastogne Area 0

January 4, 1945 – A Counter Blow On The Western Front – Patton Launches Major Offensive Around Bastogne – The 79th Congress Convenes.-

January 4, 1945 – News Of The World – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 4, 1945 – News for this day was optimistic. General Eisenhower launched a major offensive on the Western Front. General Patton’s 3rd Army launched a many-headed armored attack on German positions around...

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January 2, 1994 – Pundits Working Overtime – The Smiley Faces Of 1993

Try as they might to gloss over the jaundiced underpinnings, the pundits of mainstream media were busily painting smiley-faces on the end of 1993 and the start of 1994, this January 2nd. Weather was the big news, as always, for the end of one year and the beginning of another....

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January 1, 1961 – Days Of Future Murk – A New Year Look Ahead – Past Daily Reference Room

Most News programs spend the first day of a new year looking back on the events of the previous one. In 1961 however, January 1st was spent looking ahead. It was a year in transition for the White House. President Kennedy was poised to take over, come January 22nd and...

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‘ . . .And God Bless All Of You – All Of You On The Good Earth’ – Apollo 8 – December 24, 1968

Become a Patron! Coming to the end of a year of chaos and upheaval in 1968, a glimmer of hope came from a space capsule orbiting the moon on December 24, 1968. From outside the window of their ship, a view of the Earth peering over the horizon of the...

PanAm 103 0

December 23, 1988 – ‘I Think Something Was Wrong With That Flight’ – PanAm 103 –

A confusing and disturbing day in history, this December 23rd in 1988. With details about PanAm Flight 103, which exploded mid-air over Lockerbie Scotland emerging, more questions than answers were being raised. Claims the U.S. government was warned as early as 16 days before by a terrorist group of a...

Streets of Surabaya - 1945 0

December 21, 1945 – The Former Dutch East Indies Erupts In Anti-Colonial Violence.

December 21, 1945 – Don Bell report from Manila -Mutual Broadcasting – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 21, 1945. The Independence movement in the Dutch East Indies was quickly gaining momentum and resistance to it was gaining intensity. The Indonesian National Revolution, or Indonesian War of Independence, was an...

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December 21, 1939 – Christmas In Wartime – Festive In Short Supply – The Last Of Merry For The Duration.

Despite news earlier in the week of the sinking of the German Battleship Admiral Graf Spee, Germany was celebrating Christmas, this week in 1939, with a shipment of some 1 million Christmas trees into Berlin. War news, it seemed, wasn’t going to deter anybody from celebrating. The trees were plentiful...