Tagged: Cold War

1968: Year Of Revolution – Past Daily Reference Room: Through A Glass Darkly Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1968 – Year Of Revolution Starting today, and going all the way until New Years Day next week, I will be posting year-end reviews throughout history. A reminder that, in some ways, many things have changed, and in others, it’s exactly the same....

Lech Not Arrested, Sharon Blasts U.S., The Pope Sends Envoys – December 19, 1981

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for December 19, 1981 Despite crackdowns and declared Martial Law, the situation in Poland was, if anything intensifying on this December 19th in 1981. Despite “Official” radio reports to the contrary, strikes were spreading throughout Poland and Solidarity leader Lech Walesa was...

Solidarity In The Balance – December 14, 1981

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for December 14, 1981   News for this day in 1981 had to do with the growing protest movement in Poland known as Solidarity. Begun as a Dock Workers strike in the Port city of Gdansk, the movement gained steam and momentum,...

December 13, 1947 – The Foreign Ministers Conference: Living In A Post-War Predicament

Become a Patron! News for this day was dominated by the goings on in Europe. Primarily over the Foreign Ministers Conference in London, which wasn’t going as well as expected. But also, news of civil unrest throughout all of Europe brought on by strikes, shortages and corruption. It was reported...

A Word About Foreign Policy From Sumner Welles – December 11th 1948

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sumner Welles – UN Address – Dec. 11, 1948 With the Cold War unfolding, Independence movements springing up everywhere and disputes breaking out all around the Post-War World, it was a crucial period in U.S. history that a cohesive Foreign Policy was...

JFK Addresses The AFL-CIO Convention – December 7, 1961

Click on the link here for Audio Player: JFK Address to AFL-CIO Convention – Dec. 7, 1961 President Kennedy addressed the annual convention of the AFL-CIO in Miami Florida on December 7, 1961. The subject was employment, the current state of the economy, trade and the imbalance. The threat of...

“Get It Over By Christmas” – The Week Ending November 28, 1950

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Week of November 28, 1950 No picnic, this week in November of 1950. Starting off with an out-of-control bus on a mountain road in Colorado to a much hoped-for “Final Push” in Korea, it was just a haywire week in...

The Marshall Plan: Preview Of Coming Attractions – Slouching Towards Thanksgiving – Novembr 26, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for November 26, 1947 News for this day in November of 1947 had to do with a preview of The Marshall Plan and what was expected to be reaction by both the public and Capitol Hill. There was a lot riding...

The Search Continues, The War Goes On, Nixon Overrides A Veto – November 23, 1970

Click n the link here for Audio Player: News for November 23, 1970 A day a lot happened. This November 23rd in 1970 heard reports of an unsuccessful attempt to free American prisoners in a North Vietnamese detention camp. The raid itself was successful, but the purported prison camp had...

Other Ceasefires, Other Times – The India-China War – November 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: India-China War – November 1962 The one event that managed to dislodge reports regarding the Cuban Missile Crisis in November of 1962 was the outbreak of hostilities between India and China. Long a hotbed of disputes, the crisis reached boiling point late...