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Blizzard of '82 0

January 21, 1982 – A Deadly Kentucky Coalmine Explosion – The Blizzard Of ’82 – Welcome To The Me Generation.

January 21, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A coalmine explosion in Kentucky and a blizzard sweeping across the midwest. Just a little of what was going on this January in 1982. Seven men, including four members of the family, were killed in a...

The Big Freeze of '82 0

January 13, 1982 – The Big Freeze Of ’82 – The On-Going Situation In Poland – A Sit-Down With Hosni Mubarak.

This January 13th in 1982 was probably not all that far removed from most January 13th’s on the Eastern half of the U.S. The Big Freeze of 1982, as it came to be known, dumped record amounts of snow everywhere from the Great Lakes to The South, ruining citrus crops...

Crisis: 1958 VP Nixon In South America

December 29, 1958 – Years Of Crisis – 1958 – Recapping A Year In The Life.

Since we’re rapidly (and thankfully) approaching the end of 2020, the somewhat pained looks back at the year start now. But rather than mull over 2020 here (since everyone else will do a better job anyway), today we’re going to start with the goings-on that shaped 1958. Oddly, a  year...

Warsaw - December 1981

December 18, 1981 – Revenge Of The Warsaw Pressure Cooker – The Saga Of Solidarity.

The saga of Solidarity and the mass strikes in Poland continued and escalated, this December 18, 1981. Despite efforts at a crackdown and imposition of martial law, people hit the streets in the thousands to protest heavy-handed tactics of the police and military. Police responded by using rubber clubs and...

December 15, 1981 – The Official Press Says Poland Is Calm –

A world of unease, this December 15th in 1981. Starting with news of a purported calm descending over Poland in wake of the latest and growing set of strikes sweeping the country. The State News agency also took steps to cut off all communications between Warsaw and the rest of...

Strikes - 1947

December 9, 1947 – Strikes, Discontent, Unrest And The Litigious Nature Of Rain –

Not very much means a whole lot: Become a Patron! December 9th in 1947 – Post-War discontent, Cold War jitters and the slow, painful process of getting a war torn Europe back on its feet. Canadian Prime Minister MacKenzie King addressed the Canadian House of Commons, saying the European situation...

Leaving Cuban ports

November 20, 1962 – Cuban Redux – Russia And China Squabble – Upbeat Congress.

The lingering legacy of the Cuban Missile Crisis was still very apparent, this November 20th in 1962. On this day, news broke that Cuban Premier Fidel Castro backed down on a pledge to keep Russian Jet bombers on Cuban soil, averting another potential crisis and allowing the IL-28 Bombers to...

Bosnia Peace Talks - 1995

November 20, 1995 – Bosnia Peace Talks Conclude – Boeing Strike Is Over – Deals Cut On Capitol Hill – Free As A Bird Lands In Stores.

November 20, 1995 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 20, 1995 – Peace talks over the situation in Bosnia concluded with a big question mark and many issues left unsettled. After 20 days of negotiations in Dayton Ohio, a tentative peace plan was scheduled...

NAFTA - Clinton

November 18, 1993 – The Morning After NAFTA – Curbing Blunt Language On Capitol Hill.

As the newscast so aptly put it – a month earlier, everyone on Capitol Hill assumed NAFTA was dead. But on this November 18th in 1993 the White House was celebrated over what many considered to be a landslide victory for President Clinton. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...

German advance to Moscow

October 26, 1941 – The German Drive To Moscow – Eye On The Middle-East – Labor Troubles At Home.

News for this October 26th in 1941 was about the War in Europe and ominous reports coming from the Eastern Front. The German Army was slowly advancing into Southern Russia, with an objective believed to be the Caucasus, and beyond that, the Middle East. Many observers were speculating that, by...