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Tagged: Day in history

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Signing The Civil Rights Bill – July 2, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player – LBJ Signs Civil Rights Act – July 2, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Become a Patron! Fifty-five years ago today, President Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As part of the legacy of John F. Kennedy,...

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Not Least Of All, The Weather – July 1, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News for July 1, 1947 (Gordon Skene Sound Collection) During a day where the political and socio-economic growing pains were dragging on throughout Europe, talk about the strange weather gripping the U.S., from extreme drought to extreme heat, had everyone peering...

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Gettysburg Revisited – July 1, 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Battle of Gettysburg 75th Memorial – July 1, 1938 Next week will mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the battle that signaled a turn in the Civil War. Obviously, no recordings or on-the-spot news reports from that period...

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Truman Talks Point 4 – June 28, 1950

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Truman address to Newspaper Guild – Point 4 Program – June 28, 1950 On this day in 1950, President Truman introduced an idea that, had it not been mired in the outbreak of the Korean War only a few days...

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FDR Has A Word Or Two About Education – June 30, 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Roosevelt Address at National Education Association Rally – June 30, 1938 Lest we all forget (and there are times I think we have), Education has played an overwhelmingly crucial role in the successful life of any country. As part of...

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Hot Seats, Love Fests And A Tank Putsch – June 27, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News for the Week of June 27, 1973 While the bombs were falling in the hearing room on Capitol Hill, over the latest harrowing disclosures by former Nixon aide John Dean, bombs and distractions of another kind were vying for attention...

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SCOTUS Giveth – SCOTUS Taketh Away – The 1993 March On Washington – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Gay March On Washington – April 25, 1993 With emotions running with roller-coaster-like velocity the past 24 hours, The Supreme Court ruled today that DOMA was no longer an issue. That was the good news. Because hot on the heels of...

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JFK In Frankfurt – June 25, 1963

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Pres. Kennedy Address to the Assembly Hall at Paulskirche, Frankfurt – June 25, 1963 Despite the news of this day today, news for this day in 1963 was upbeat and optimistic in the midst of a Cold War. President Kennedy, during his...

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The Fog Of Uncertainty – Vietnam – June 21, 1966

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Eric Sevareid Commentary on Vietnam – June 21, 1966 On this day in 1966, mainstream media was still putting an upbeat face on the Vietnam War. Reports of  flagging morale by the Viet-Cong and defectors to the South were outnumbering defectors...

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Calling It Quits – June 20, 1940

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for June 20, 1940 News for this June 20th in 1940 was not the most optimistic, especially if you were around Paris at the time. Word from the government, relocated to Bordeaux, reiterated that the war was over and France had...