Tagged: 1940’s

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

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February 12, 1941 – The Endless Procession Of Night Raids – No Longer “If” An Invasion, But “When”.

Two bucks a month, that’s all we ask: Become a Patron! This Lincoln’s Day in 1941 was loaded with news of the War. We were inching closer to declaring ourselves in it, but that eventuality would be several months off. For this February day it was about speculation over what...

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January 30, 1948 – “Bapuji Is No More!” – The Assassination Of Gandhi.

Become a Patron! Further evidence that some events which take place in history are not necessarily considered devastating at the time they occurred. This one, for example – the assassination of India’s spiritual leader Mohandas Gandhi on this day, January 30, 1948, was considered in U.S. media as just another...

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October 9, 1941 – The Eastern Front, The Trouble With Turkey And No Exemptions For The Oxford Group.

Patrons get perks: Become a Patron! News for this October 9th in 1941 was centered mostly around the Eastern front with fierce fighting between Russian and German armies. Both sides were claiming advances with the German army aiming its sights on Moscow, but there were many miles and many obstacles...

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September 26, 1945 – MacArthur Meets Hirohito

Subscribers can download for free: Become a Patron! Two significant events for this September 26th in 1945. The first being General MacArthur’s meeting with Emperor Hirohito, MacArthur’s first since being appointed head of the Allied Occupation of Japan. A meeting that was strictly formal and, judging by the official U.S....

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July 24, 1949 – Pondering NATO – Embracing Les Craps – Mistaken Identities

– Certainly not a dull week in history, this July in 1949. Starting off with fears and accusations coming from Britain over post-War Germany and a repudiation of claims from Sir Winston Churchill that he demanded total destruction and complete surrender of Germany at the end of World War 2....

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December 13, 1941 – Need To Know – Need To Alarm

December 13, 1941 – News Reports of the day – NBC – Red And Blue Networks – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 13, 1941 – almost a week since the U.S. got involved in the War, it was now a World War. And suddenly, America was preoccupied with reports,...

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Leopold Stokowski And The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Play Music Of Suppé – 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Leopold Stokowski and The L.A. Philharmonic – Franz von Suppé – Die Schöne Galathée Overture – August 11, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A short, but historic one this weekend. A familiar face around the Hollywood Bowl in the 1940s, the legendary Leopold Stokowski leads the Hollywood Bowl...

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Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra – Live At Club Morocco, Hollywood – 1945 – Past Daily Downbeat

Boyd Raeburn and His Orchestra, live at Club Morocco on Vine Street, between Sunset and Hollywood Boulevards in Hollywood from around October of 1945. Boyd Raeburn was one of those band leaders, like Stan Kenton, Claude Thornhill and Dizzy Gillespie, who were far ahead of their time, forward-thinking and innovative....

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FDR Addresses The 1940 Democratic Convention – Convention Snapshot

On July 18, 1940 President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed members of the 1940 Democratic convention and accepted their nomination of him for President for an unprecedented third term. His nomination went quickly, having won on the first ballot, handily beating out two other candidates, Postmaster James Farley and for vice-President...