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John F. Kennedy Accepts The Nomination – 1960 – Past Daily Convention Snapshot

Sen. John F. Kennedy accepts the nomination for President – July 1960. As a continuing reminder of the power of great speeches, particularly in the political arena, the JFK acceptance speech goes down in history as one of the memorable moments in our country’s history. Below is a printed excerpt...

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Veteran’s Day – Armistice Day – Pres. Warren Harding On Return Of War Dead – 1921

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Warren G. Harding Address on arrival of 5,500 War dead in Hoboken, New Jersey – 1921 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As a reminder that November 11th was originally designated Armistice Day, because that was the day the fighting stopped...

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JFK Discusses The Space Program – September 12, 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio player: JFK Remarks on Space Program – Sept. 12, 1962 With a pledge to put a man on the Moon by the end of the decade, President Kennedy took a keen interest in the space program and developments at NASA. On September 12,...

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FDR – 1920 Vice-Presidential Acceptance Speech – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: FDR – Accepting VP – 1920 Before the Great Depression, before the New Deal, Franklin D. Roosevelt had been nominated for vice-President in 1920, sharing the ticket with Governor James Cox. Here is an excerpt of FDR’s acceptance speech from August 9,...

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Eisenhower – Republican Convention – 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Eisenhower Acceptance Speech – 1952 As the 2012 Republican Convention gets under way, here is a sampler from another Republican Convention – sixty years ago. General Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers the acceptance speech for his party’s nomination on July 20, 1952. Eisenhower...

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FDR Addresses The 1940 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for audio player: FDR Democratic Convention – 1940 After much consideration and speculation, President Roosevelt decided to run for a third term in 1940. Addressing the convention via radio from the White House, Roosevelt outlined his goals for a third term and spoke of a...

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“An Hour Ago An Armistice Was Reached” – July 26, 1953

Click on the Link: Korean War Armistice – July 26, 1953 After three years of fighting and two years of attempts at a peace settlement, an Armistice had finally been reached ending the War in Korea. Announced by President Eisenhower, the Armistice was finally settled at 10:00 am on July...

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Shoring Up Cracks – Ike On Latin America – July 11, 1960

Click on the link: Pres. Eisenhower – Latin America Policy address – July 11, 1960 When vice-President Nixon returned from a disastrous tour of Latin America in 1958, concern was high that we were losing our sphere of influence in that region of the world. When Cuba underwent it’s pro-Moscow...

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Robert Kennedy Promotes Summer Jobs – July 1964.

On July 7, 1964, Attorney General Robert Kennedy addressed some 5,000 College students gathered in Washington for a Summer Jobs Seminar. He promoted the idea that, getting involved with the government and experiencing its inner workings in a hands-on environment was a great opportunity to serve, and that it could...