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Robert F. Kennedy

March 27, 1957 – The McClellan Hearings – RFK Vs. The Teamsters

Can’t keep it going without you: Become a Patron! News for this March 27th in 1957 had much to do with the ongoing Labor Racketeering Hearings going on in Washington. One of the up-and-coming stars of the hearings was a young Chief Counsel for the McLellan Committee on Improper Activities...

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

If we’re helping keep your mind off things, maybe chipping in a buck of five would be a good idea, no?: Become a Patron! Characterized as a tinderbox by the State Department, Turkey, Italy, Greece and the Balkan region were hot in the grips of rioting on this March 19th...

October 16, 1964 – An Absence Of Nikita – Shakeup In The Kremlin

Become a Patron! The stunning news, on this October 16, 1964, was the revelation that Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev had been removed from office in what many believed to be a bloodless coup on the parts of hardliners. Afraid that Khruschev was getting a little too soft toward the West,...

Eisenhower with Press Sec. Hagarty - 1959

October 1, 1959 – Strikes – The Aftermath Of Gracie – Humiliation For The Dodgers – No Blatz n’ Pabst.

And patrons: Become a Patron! October 1, 1959 was no box of chocolates. Strikes were the big news. First was the ongoing Steel Strike, becoming the longest in history. President Eisenhower ordered everyone back to the bargaining table to keep trying for a resolution. And then, literally overnight, The Longshoremen...

September 23, 1967 – Vietnam: Saving It By Destroying It – Sniper Fire In Aurora – Fighting Over Mao.

Subscribers can get this download for free: Become a Patron! Waking up to the news this morning in 1967 had much to do with the endless war of attrition in Vietnam. The ongoing battle, mounting casualties and airstrikes near the Marine outpost at Con Thien. The theory being to destroy...

Vietnam - the turning point

July 19, 1965 – “Not Since Korea” – Vietnam Takes A Turn – Funeral For Adlai Stevenson

Or click on the Link: News for July 19, 1965 Become a Patron! In what was described by commanders in the field as the worst fighting since The Korean War, the war in Vietnam took a new and deadly turn, this day in July, 1965. Despite attempts by The Pentagon...

Jones and Piccard - Balloonists

March 20, 1999 – Jones And Piccard Break Balloon Flight Record – Flight Attendants Strike Averted – Peacekeepers Leave Kosovo.

March 20, 1993 – CBS Radio News On the Hour + President Clinton Weekly Radio address – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 20, 1993 – A day of celebrating – Balloonists Brian Jones and Bertrand Piccard broke the worlds record by flying a hot-air balloon around the world in...

President Trumen (with Sen. Hubert Humphrey) - 1949

November 12, 1949 – Election Night: 1949 – A strike Is Settled – Grandfather Of The Year – Armistice Day: 1949

November 12, 1949 – Voices and Events- NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 12, 1949 – Sixty-nine years ago – an election was held, the coal strike was settled and in 1949 it was still Armistice Day. Election night 1949 – the off-year election held many races...

George Meany - Labor Day 1978

George Meany – Labor Day 1978 – Past Daily Reference Room

George Meany – AFofL-CIO President – Labor Day Message – 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A little background on George Meany if you aren’t already familiar: William George Meany (August 16, 1894 – January 10, 1980) was an American labor union leader for 57 years. He was the...

Burning oil tanker - Persian Gulf

September 3, 1987 – The Persian Gulf Tanker War – Reprisals and Tit-For-Tats

September 3, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 3, 1987 – The Iran-Iraq War was heating up again – with Iraqis mounting reprisals against Iranian attacks on shipping. This day it was a Panamanian-registered tanker, hit and sunk by Iraqi missiles, killing two...