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February 23, 1950 – Britain Goes To The Polls – Election Night In London – Coal Strike In America.

Busy day in World affairs and a busy day in domestic ones. While the eyes of the world were focused on Britain this February 23rd in 1950, waiting for election results, the eyes of American were focused on the Coal Strike where ten states were called on to invoke emergency...

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February 18, 1987 – Dissidents, Shakeups And Smokers

No end to drama, this February 18th in 1987. Street fighting in Beirut, brokered truces falling apart, fighting over a strategically placed office building in Beirut, which just happened to be right across the street from the building housing the CBS News Beirut Bureau.  Several times, in the course of...

The Grilling of Dr. Henry Foster

February 10, 1995 – About Grilling – The Foster Confirmation Hearings – The Simpson Trial – Airline Bomb Threats

No end to grilling going on, this February 10th in 1995. On Capitol Hill it was the grilling of Surgeon General Nominee Dr. Henry Foster and the sound of overzealous clucking emanating from Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich over allegations Dr. Foster performed numerous abortions during his professional career...

Youth - 1970

1970 – Youth Culture, Society And Protest: Myths And Realities – Past Daily Reference Room

June 12, 1970 – Stephen Hess – Commonwealth Club Of California Lecture – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the tide of opposition to the ongoing Vietnam War grew larger, and in 1970 more lethal, the issue of Youth Culture; Americas Youth, Youth in protest, youth and drugs, youth and...

February 5, 1961 – The Economy: In Good Shape At The Moment – In Bad Shape Comparatively –

February 5, 1961 – Forever The Economy – even in 1961. It was about jobs, lack of jobs, where we were compared to the rest of the world. Were we lagging behind. Were we still Number One. Where were we heading. President Kennedy, in his State of The Union speech...

February 4, 1980 – ABSCAM: New Word In The Dictionary.

On this February 4th in 1980, a new Acronym entered our Dictionary –ABSCAM, which stood for Abdul Enterprises Scam or Arab Scam implicated at least 8 Senators and Congressmen over accepting bribes in exchange for favors. Denials and hand-wringing went into swift action, but questions arose when it was learned...

Tehran protests

January 25, 1979 – Postcards From Tehran

With no end in sight and protests continuing and becoming more violent, the situation in Iran on this day in 1979 was anything but resolved. The Pro and Anti-Shah factions were battling it out in the streets of Tehran and it was only escalating with each passing day.  As of...

January 18, 1956 – Looking At The Rose Through World Colored Glasses – John Foster Dulles.

For the week ending this day in 1956, all attention seemed to be on an interview, conducted by Life Magazine, with Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. The gist of the interview was Dulles’ alarming tone with regard to the Indo-China (Vietnam) situation. Dulles proclaimed, in no uncertain terms, that...

Hello to Mao

January 14, 1950 – A Slight Change Of Plans – The Exit Of Chiang – The Entry Of Mao –

If it was any indication of how the rest of the decade, let alone year, would go, the week ending January 14, 1950 said a lot about the future in just seven tiny days. Not the least was the final expulsion of Nationalist Chinese forces from the mainland, sending leader...

January 12, 1978 – Starting The Political Year Off With A Jimmy Carter Press Conference –

This day in 1978 saw President Jimmy Carter give his first Press Conference of 1978. And by the looks and sounds of it, the political year would have enough drama to go around. Taking center stage was the crisis in Africa between Somalia and Ethiopia, taking place around the Ogaden...