Reagan Years

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...

Santiago - June 1983

June 15, 1983 – Unrest In Santiago – Reagan On Education – Charles And Diana Land In Canada

Pennies, nickels, dimes – it all adds up: Become a Patron! June 15, 1983 – Santiago Chile woke up this morning choking, soaked to the skin and with burned eyes. It was the latest in a series of clashes between protestors and the government of Augusto Pinochet, who seized power...

U.S. Marines Leave Beirut

February 25, 1984 – Marines Leaving Beirut – The Never Ending Iran-Iraq War – Making The Cut In Primary Season

Become a Patron! February 25, 1984 – Busy news day. With the lowering of the American flag and the first detachment of Marines on their way out, the U.S. commitment in Lebanon was quickly coming to an end. Almost two years after their arrival, the Reagan administration decided to call...

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...

Mikhail Gorbachev - 1988

December 4, 1988 – Gorbachev: “A Christmas Gift To The American People” – Elizabeth Dole To The UN – Argentine Troops March Towards Confrontation.

Become a Patron! December 4, 1988 – Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, promising surprises and a “gift to the American People” was preparing to leave Moscow for a visit to Washington and upcoming talks with President Reagan and President-Elect Bush at what was being billed as a “SuperPower Lunch”. The Soviet...

President-elect Reagan

November 6, 1980 – Election ’80: The New Morning After – Business And Brezhnev As Usual.

Become a Patron! November 6, 1980 – With the election now past and the day to day business still at hand, the 1980 Presidential election was watched just as closely abroad as it was at home. Particularly in the Soviet Union, where Premier Leonid Brezhnev lost little time sending congratulations...

October 25, 1983 – “We’re From The Government, We’re Here To Help . . . .”- Invasion Of Grenada – Aftermath of Beirut Bombing

Become a Patron! This day, 30 years ago we were busily invading the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada in what has been described as “A lovely little war”. Considered a threat to stability in the region, the small island was at the center of a controversy involving Cuba, a lot...

Beirut - October 24, 1983

October 24, 1983 – An Aftermath In Beirut

Get it for free when you become a Patron: Become a Patron! October 24, 1983 – Beirut Bombing aftermath – President Reagan Press Conference – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 24, 1983 – The aftermath of the bombing of Marine Barracks and a French Army Command...

Embassy Hostages In Iran - 1980

October 22, 1980 – The Embassy Hostage Drama And The October Surprise.

Become a Patron! News for this October 22nd in 1980, in addition to feverish campaigning on the parts of the Carter and Reagan camps, was word that a possible breakthrough in negotiations for the 50 Americans held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran was taking place. But like much...

Princess Grace Lying in State

September 16, 1982 – A Funeral In Beirut – Death Of A Hollywood Royal – Reagan Mending The Race Fence.

Subscribers can download this for free:Become a Patron! September 16, 1982 – A day of mourning in two different places for two entirely different reasons. In Beirut, the mourning was for the assassination of Bachir Gemayel, the President of Lebanon. Gemayal was democratically-elected president on 23 August 1982 by the...