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Ambassador Richard Stone

July 9, 1983 – U.S. Envoy Richard Stone In Costa Rica – Peace Feelers – 1984 Presidential Hopefuls And The Gender Gap – Andropov And Samantha Smith.

It helps, it really does: Become a Patron! July 9, 1983 – Foreign Policy and Shuttle Diplomacy were the agendas, this day in 1983. U.S. Envoy Richard Stone, in Costa Rica on a peace-seeking mission, kept people guessing as to whether or not the trip would include El Salvador. The...

Sandro Pertini - Italian Elections

July 8, 1978 – Italy Elects Pertini, First Socialist Head Of State – Sporadic Rifle Fire Dogs Beirut – Sadat Still Optimistic About Peace

It keeps us up and running: Become a Patron! July 8, 1978 – Big news from Italy on this day. After 15 ballots and three weeks of bitter political in-fighting, Italy elected, by overwhelming majority, 81 year old Sandro Pertini as head of State. It would be Italy’s 7th President...

Communist Party Convention in France as view from Moscow

July 7, 1947 – Moscow Looks At France’s Big Turn To The Right – Wage Demands And Strikes – Postwar Uneasiness.

July 7, 1947. One of the side aspects to the Cold War; the propaganda war and the regular newscasts portraying life in the Soviet world, as opposed to life everywhere else. On this particular newscast, the emphasis is on the then-current state of affairs in France and the “big turn...

Fighting in Beirut - Magnumm Photos - 1978

July 6, 1978 – The Streets Of Beirut – Civil War In Lebanon – Middle East Peace Negotiations

It works, it really does: Become a Patron! On this July 6th in 1978, fighting once again erupted in Beirut, getting worse than it had been days before. Syrian troops of the Arab peacekeeping force battledwith right wing Christian phalangist militia units, using rockets, artillery, tanks and machine guns. The...

July 2, 1941

July 3, 1941 – View From The Eastern Front – German Armies Pushing, Russian Armies Resisting.

July 3, 1941 – News continued to pour in from the Eastern front on this July 3rd. News that German armies were steadily making gains, pushing back and in some cases encircling Russian armies on the road to Moscow. Germans had captured some 100,000 Russian troops in one battle alone,...

London Under Attack - July 1940

July 2, 1940 – Balkans Under Revision – France Under New Order – Bets On An Invasion Of Britain.

Become a Patron! July 2, 1940 – 305 days since war began in Europe. On this day, news from The Balkans that Romania had decided on a change of Foreign Policy. The day before, Prime Minister Tatarescu cancelled all existing pacts which Rumania held jointly with England and France. According...

President Johnson (and Dean Rusk) - 1967

June 19, 1967 – President Johnson Addresses The Crisis In The Middle-East.

In an address before the Department of State Foreign Policy Conference for Educators on June 19, 1967, President Johnson declared that recent events had proved the wisdom of five principles of peace in the Middle East. The first and greatest principle, he stated, was that “every nation in the area...

SCOTUS - 1977 (Getty Images)

June 29, 1977 – SCOTUS And Capitol Hill In Session – Busing, Abortion And The Death Penalty.

Help keep us up and running: Become a Patron! June 29, 1977 – A big news day on Capitol Hill as the Supreme Court was holding their last session of the term and would be handing down two landmark decisions. One on the Death Penalty and the other on the...

Moscow under Khruschev

June 26, 1955 – Changes At The Kremlin – Nixon And The NAACP – Ike Goes Fishing.

Could you? Become a Patron! June 26, 1955 – A weekend, this June 26th in 1955. Not a busy news day, but one with a finger somewhere on the future. Beginning with reports of a rumored restructuring at The Kremlin. A proposal being put forth to rotate leadership, rather than...

Allied Troops - moving East - 1944

June 25, 1944 – Taking Cherbourg – Taking Vitebsk – Feeding Rome – A Foothold On Saipan.

Can we get a hundred Patrons this month? Become a Patron! June 25, 1944 – busy day on all battlefronts. Starting with rumors that Cherbourg had fallen to the Allies. German radio reported the loss, while General Eisenhower’s staff were keeping mum until it was a 100% done deal. Up...