Presidents

President Harry S. Truman - address to Armed Forces

April 17, 1945 -President Truman Address To The Armed Forces

President Truman – Address to The Armed Forces – April 17, 1945 – All Networks – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It helps – it really does: Become a Patron! April 17, 1945 – President Truman addresses the Armed Forces for the first time since the passing of President Roosevelt....

March 19, 1948 – A Cold War Tinderbox – Roman Spring – The Marshall Plan

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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...

Rep. Bernie Sanders

March 4, 1997 – Shakeups In North Korea – The Hostage Drama In Peru – A Word Or Two With Congressman Bernie Sanders.

Could ya? Become a Patron! March 4, 1997 – Interesting news day with a lot going on. On the eve of preliminary peace talks between North and South Korea, news of shakeups in North Korea, with observers wondering if the sudden deaths of many officials in Pyongyang were the work...

Korea - February 1951

February 13, 1951: War In Korea – Withdrawals, Maneuvering, Condemnation And Celebrations Of An Alliance.

Become a Patron! Despite General MacArthur‘s spin that “we are continuing a war of maneuver”, a new phrase had entered into the Korean War Slang dictionary; “Buggin’ out”. On this February day in 1951, United Nations forces and the U.S. Army were in the process of retreating on several fronts,...

Robert Polhill - Hostage

February 11, 1987 – The Hostage-For-Prisoner Swap And Death To America All Over Again.

A little support goes a long way: Become a Patron! News for this day in 1987 started with the storm of protest over a U.S. proposal for a hostage-for-prisoner swap that included 8 Americans and one Israeli in exchange for Palestinians being held by Israel. No, the Israeli’s weren’t going...

February 7, 1964 – The State Department Holds A Press Conference: The Subject Is Gitmo

On a day where crises were popping up seemingly everywhere, the focus on this February 7th in 1964 was the flare-up of bad relations with Cuba and threats by the Castro regime against our military base at Guantanamo. The flap began over the seizing of four Cuban fishing trawlers off...

The Youth Vote - 1972

Election ’72 – The Elusive Youth Vote. Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Not that long ago, in retrospect, the age to vote in America was 21. In 1971, after considerable debate, the Twenty-Sixth Amendment was passed, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18. It only seemed fair and ethical, since 18 year olds were being drafted into the...

January 6, 1941- State Of The Union – FDR And Four Freedoms

Become a Patron! Seventy-nine years ago today, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered the annual State Of The Union Address which has become known as The Four Freedoms Address. FDR: “In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms....

November 27, 1938 – “With All This Peace, Let’s Gear Up For War” – France And Striking Unions

‘Tis the season for subscribing . . .Become a Patron! With the world breathing a cautious, albeit temporary sigh of relief, now that the Munich Crisis was over, news for this November 27th in 1938 had much to do with the goings on in Europe, post-Treaty. In France the big...