Week In History

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November 22, 1963 – The Day Things Changed – The JFK Assassination.

On November 22, 1963, Dallas Texas became the center of a strange universe. President Kennedy was assassinated on his way to the Dallas Trade Mart to deliver an address at a Civic and Business leaders luncheon. The rest, as they say, is history. It started off as a typical day...

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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...

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November 19, 1977 – Anwar Sadat In Israel –

Few realized it at the time, but the historic moment unfolding on this November 19th in 1977 was also a signal for the end of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. In a bold move, some thought foolhardy in retrospect, after years of negotiations concluding with the Camp David Accords, a peace...

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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)...

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November 16, 2000 – Counting By Hand In Florida

November 16, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 16, 2000 – Election 2000 was still raging on. The vote was too close to call. It all boiled down to Florida. And as of this day, the Florida Supreme Court gave the go-ahead to...

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November 13, 1968 – Days Of Confusion, Nights Of Backlash – The World Of 1968

1968 was probably the year it came closest to completely falling apart. The sudden violent turn of events that went from assassinations of Martin Luther King to Robert Kennedy. An entire nation (France) going on strike. A political convention mired in turmoil (the Democratic Convention in Chicago). The very vocal...

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November 11, 1939 – With Dreaded Irony – A Veteran’s Day In Wartime.

No doubt the irony was more than a little pronounced, but this radio report didn’t mention anything about that. This report, from American correspondent Arthur Manne from the front “somewhere in France” described the goings-on, some four months into the new war. With British troops stationed in France, and reports...

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November 10, 1989 – Berlin: ‘We’re Living In Fascinating Times’ – A Wall Comes Down.

On November 10th 1989, the world looked on with amazement at what started off as a set of half-measure reforms quickly blossomed into a movement and a wave of protest and then spiraled into dramatic, irrevocable change. The lines dividing East and West Germany were rapidly eroding. Despite cautions from...

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November 9, 1938 – Neville Chamberlain And The Munich Crisis – Staving Off The Inevitable

Lest we all forget events in history leading up to other events in history, the Munich Crisis of 1938 served as the Preview Of Coming Attractions in what would eventually become World War 2. In what became a word associated with weakness in Foreign Policy, Appeasement had averted, at least...

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November 5, 1979 – The View From Tehran: Taking An Embassy Or Two. A Hostage Drama Unfolds.

News for this November 5th in 1979 was about the worsening situation between Washington and Tehran – all over demands of the Ayatollah Khomeini government to return the Shah to Tehran from New York, where he was undergoing Cancer treatment. The State Department refused to extradite the Shah and crowds...