Tagged: Cold War

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State Of The Union – 1965 – Lyndon Johnson – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player:  LBJ – State of The Union – 1965 This is the second State of The Union Address  by President Lyndon Johnson, delivered on January 4, 1965. His address for 1964 laid the groundwork for the sweeping changes he was proposing by declaring...

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Contemplating A Swap . . .Or Not. February 11, 1987

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 11, 1987 News for this day in 1987 started with the storm of protest over a U.S. proposal for a hostage-for-prisoner swap that included 8 Americans and one Israeli in exchange for Palestinians being held by Israel. No, the...

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The Subject Was Gitmo – February 7, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Dean Rusk Press Conf. – Feb. 7, 1964 On a day where crises were popping up seemingly everywhere, the focus on this February 7th in 1964 was the flare-up of bad relations with Cuba and threats by the Castro regime against our...

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On Top Of Everything, Disasters – February 6, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Feb. 6, 1951 The news for this February 6th in 1951 began with the worst Passenger train disaster since 1918. The Pennsylvania Railroad 5:10 Commuter Express train The Broker hit a temporary spur and careened over an embankment, killing some...

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ABSCAM – New Word In The Dictionary – February 4, 1980

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 4, 1980 On this February 4th in 1980, a new Acronym entered our Dictionary –ABSCAM, which stood for Abdul Enterprises Scam or Arab Scam implicated at least 8 Senators and Congressmen over accepting bribes in exchange for favors. Denials...

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“No One Is Going To Drive Us Into The Sea” – January 29, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 29, 1951 News of this January 29th in 1951 began on an ominous note by way of 8th Army Headquarters in Korea when General MacArthur delivered a message to the world indicating the U.S. presence in Korea wasn’t going...

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Postcards From Tehran – January 25, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Jan. 25, 1979 With no end in sight and protests continuing and becoming more violent, the situation in Iran on this day in 1979 was anything but resolved. The Pro and Anti-Shah factions were battling it out in the streets...

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Before The Honeymoon Was Over – January 24, 1961

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 24, 1961 Four days after his Inaugural and six days before his first State of The Union, President Kennedy was already presented with a full plate of crises, this January 24th in 1961. Moscow‘s gesture at returning captured U.S....

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Looking At The Rose Through World Colored Glasses – January 18, 1956

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Keys To The Capitol – Jan. 18, 1956 For the week ending this day in 1956, all attention seemed to be on an interview, conducted by Life Magazine, with Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. The gist of the interview was Dulles’...

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Prepping For An Inaugural, Avoiding A Confrontation – January 14, 1957

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 14, 1957 News for this day was largely relegated to speculation on the new Eisenhower term, since the Inaugural was a little over a week away, this January 14th in 1957. But it was also concerned with developments in...