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October 9, 1989 – Manuel Noriega And The Little Coup That Couldn’t

News for this October 9th in 1989 had to do with the growing protest movement in East Germany and the rioting going on in East Berlin. The riots erupted when East German police broke up a demonstration urging reforms from the hardline regime of Erich Honecker. Western Press were barred...

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

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October 7, 1967 – Body Bags In Vietnam – Death Of Hippy: Funeral In The Haight

Be a Patron and download for free: Become a Patron! Another day with the world slightly askew, this October 7th in 1967. Reports that, despite claims the rebels in Biafra were a thing of the past, explosions were heard in the Nigerian Capitol of Lagos and speculation all the fighting...

Preparing for War - 1938

September 27, 1938 – “Because Of A Quarrel In A Faraway Country, Between People Of Whom We Know Nothing” – Neville Chamberlain

Patrons get perks – join up and find out: Become a Patron! News for this September 27th in 1938 was grim. The crisis in Munich was rapidly coming to a boil and it seemed at the time inevitable that war would break out. British Prime Minister Chamberlain, exhausted from the...

Because Of A Quarrel In A Faraway Country, Between People Of Whom We Know Nothing – September 27, 1938

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Prime Minister Chamberlain Address on Munich Crisis – September 27, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this September 27th in 1938 was grim. The crisis in Munich was rapidly coming to a boil and it seemed at the time...

Hanging On An Empty Promise – September 24, 1938

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News reports on Munich Crisis – September 24, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1938 was about the crisis over German demands for land belonging to Czechoslovakia. The Munich crisis over the Sudetenland, as...

Ali Bhutto Has A Word About Pakistan – September 19, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player: National Press Club – Ali Bhutto: Pakistan In A Changing World – Sept. 19, 1973 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this day in 1973, former President (1971-1973) and now Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto came to Washington, primarily to...

September Is The Crisis Month – September 13, 1938

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News of the Crisis in Czechoslovakia NBC Blue Network – September 13, 1938 September it seems, is a crisis month in history.  On this September 13th in 1938, crisis was looming in Europe over a piece of disputed land belonging to Czechoslovakia,...

Hell Rendered: Designated Bosnia – September 5, 1995

  Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR News – September 5, 1995 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this September 5th the world is holding it’s collective breath. On September 5th in 1995 the world was looking at the situation in the region formerly known as...

If It’s July 18, 1965 – It Must Be Vietnam

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for July 18, 1965 – WOR-AM, New York – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News reports on the war in Vietnam were coming with such regularity in 1965 as to almost make the news humdrum and monotonous. So the news for this...