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October 24, 1960 – Campaign ’60: Down To The Wire.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Oct. 24, 1960 – Eyewitness To History – 1960 Election With the third Debate over the previous night, October 24th was the home stretch for the 1960 Presidential Campaign. As a recap of the race to the White House, CBS News ran...

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Cuban Missile Crisis – October, 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Cuban Missile Crisis re-cap Oct. 22, 1962 Today marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Cuban Missile crisis. Undoubtedly one of the scarier periods in history because the threat of all-out nuclear war loomed very close over everyone’s heads, and...

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October 15, 1986 – Star Wars, Reykjavik And Stop Gap.

Click on the link here for Audio player:News for October 15, 1986 News for this day in October of 1986 had to do with assessing the Summit between Reagan and Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland and the beginning of renewed talks in Geneva. The sticking point continued to be the Star...

October 11, 1979 – Castro Comes – Wall Street Goes, And Capitol Hill Haggles Over Abortion Forever. 0

October 11, 1979 – Castro Comes – Wall Street Goes, And Capitol Hill Haggles Over Abortion Forever.

Click on the link here for Audio Player:News for October 11, 1979 October, it would seem, is not historically without its surprises. On this day in 1979 New York City was turned upside down over a United Nations visit from Cuba‘s Fidel Castro, his first since 1959. Air Traffic was...

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October 4, 1990 – Coup Number 7.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Oct. 4, 1990 For the seventh time since she took office four years earlier, Philippines President Corazon Aquino was faced with yet another military coup. The newly reunited Germany held its first Parliamentary session since the days before Hitler in...

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October 2, 1976 – Pressing Flesh, Backtracking And Earl Butz.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for week ending October 2, 1976 For the week ending on October 2nd in 1976, it was a busy flurry of news. Starting with the adjounrnment of the 94th Congress and assessments, blame and praise handed out to anyone willing to...

1956 Elections – Arguing The Fine Points Of Peace And Prosperity – Past Daily Reference Room 0

1956 Elections – Arguing The Fine Points Of Peace And Prosperity – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: American Forum – 1956 Election – Jan. 29, 1956 As the 1956 Presidential election season got underway, the slogan used by the incumbent Republicans most argued was “Peace and Prosperity”. In this debate, part of the American Forum radio series from January...