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August 12, 1984 – The Ticket Of Mondale-Ferraro – Reagan: “Never Say Never” – A Bumper Crop Of Ragweed

August 12, 1984. A historic August for politics. At the Democratic Convention, Presidential candidate Walter Monday chose former New York Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate. Ferraro was the first female vice-presidential nominee representing a major American political party. She served in the United States House of Representatives from...

Indira Gandhi - The Emergency - 1975 0

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...

Ulster during The Troubles - 1982 0

August In Ulster – An Update On The Troubles In 1982 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Troubles – ask most Americans what that phrase means and they will be hard pressed to answer. To most, living far across the Atlantic, on another continent, the situation in Northern Ireland was a series of reports of bombings and killings and protests and military crackdowns but not really...

USS Maddox - Gulf Of Tonkin 0

August 5, 1964 – A Destroyer Named Maddox- Day After Tonkin – The Fog Of War – The Crossing Of Signals –

August 5, 1964 – A day with more questions than answers – On August 2, 1964, the destroyer USS Maddox, while performing a signals intelligence patrol as part of DESOTO operations, was approached by three North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats of the 135th Torpedo Squadron. Maddox fired three warning shots,...

Alija Izetbecovic - Bosnian President 0

August 3, 1993 – The Peace Talks In Geneva – The Floods In Missouri – The Economic Package In The Oval Office.

August 3, 1993 – The Great Flood of 1993 was raging on without letup. The latest in emergencies was in the direction of historic St. Genevieve, Missouri where flood waters were rapidly heading for a crest of 49 feet. Residents were asked, then warned, then ordered to evacuate. Overnight the...

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July 31, 1993 – Clinton Sells A Budget Deal – The Great Flood Of ’93 – A Cautious Ceasefire In Lebanon

July 31, 1993 – Called The Great Flood of ’93, flood waters were busy rising at an alarming rate, forcing many to leave there homes on a moments notice, cutting a wide swatch of destruction in its wake. The latest nightmare from the flood washed up on the doorsteps of...

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...

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....