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Tagged: 1940’s

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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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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...

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July 18, 1940 – 3rd Terms And Ultimatums

July 18, 1940 – News of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 18, 1940 – much going on, this day 76 years ago. News that President Roosevelt was going for a 3rd term and anticipation of his acceptance speech at the Democratic Convention in Chicago later on...

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AKA: Dixiecrats – 1948 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room

Dixiecrats: A relatively new word in the political lexicon in 1948. The Southern wing of the Democratic Party, or States Rights Democrats, represented a staunch resistance to Civil Rights, Integration in the Armed Forces and the end of Segregation. This Southern wing, who repeatedly broke ranks with the rest of...

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July 8, 1948 – Crisis In Palestine

July 8, 1948 – News Of The World – Palestine Crisis and more – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this day in 1948 had much to do with the crisis in Palestine, which had now blown up into full-scale war. UN mediators were scrambling for negotiations to try...