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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...

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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...

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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...

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“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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Forever Middle-East – Sen. Wayne Morse Talks About The Suez Canal And American Foreign Policy – 1957 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Youth Wants To Know – Sen. Wayne Morse – 1957 Never one to shy away from controversy or taking a stand, Sen. Wayne Morse (D-Oregon) was interviewed on the NBC Radio Program Youth Wants To Know, regarding the Middle-East, which was undergoing...

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Uprising In Hungary – November 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Soviet Invasion of Hungary – Nov. 4, 1956 Almost overshadowed by the Presidential election, the situation in Hungary quickly spiraled out of control by November 4th 1956. News reports were coming in thick and fast regarding Russian tanks heading for Budapest with...

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Taking A Crack At Inflation – October 30, 1978

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for October 30, 1978 News on this day was mostly of the Economic variety. Jimmy Carter‘s Anti-Inflation program was not being met with enthusiasm, so it was up to Treasury Secretary Blumenthal to make the pitch for the plan. Meanwhile, the...