Tagged: Cold War

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...

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...

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...

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...

October 18, 1946 – Secretary Of State James F. Byrnes Reports On The Paris Conference.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sec. of State James Byrnes – Report on Paris Peace Conference – Oct. 18, 1946 As a harbinger of things to come, Secretary of State James F. Byrnes returned from the Big-3 Paris Peace Conference with a pessimistic outlook. It was becoming...

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...

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.

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...

October 5, 1979 – The Pope Pays A Visit.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Oct. 5, 1979 News for this October 5th in 1979 had to do with good jobs numbers in September and the unemployment rate slipping below 6%. Then, as now, it took most everyone by surprise, but the numbers were reassuring...

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...