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Tagged: Day in history

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Another Day – Another Hijacking Hostage Drama – June 17, 1985

Click on the link here for Audio Player: When hijacking passenger airliners began, somewhere in the early 60s, as the first crazed gunman wandered into a cockpit and screamed “Cuba, Cuba, Cuba!” while waving a pistol, little did we realize this would be the wave of the future...

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Top-40 Radio – The Diamond Mine With Dave Diamond – KBLA – June 16, 1967 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Hour 1: Click on the link here for Audio Player – Hour 3:    On this night, June 16th 1967, forty-six years ago, Los Angeles was mourning the loss of  one of its powerhouse Top-40 Radio stations, going...

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JFK And The Peace Corps – June 14, 1962

Click on the link here for Audio Player: This day 51 years ago, the New Frontier was alive and well and girding up its optimistic loins for a crack at settling the world’s problems. The Peace Corps had only been around since March of 1961, but it was...

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Broken Systems, Outrageous Gas Prices And Prolonged Weeping In Damascus – June 12, 2000

Click on the link here for Audio Player: A day of ironies, this June 12th 13 years ago. On this day in 2000 gas was inching towards the unheard-of $2.00 a gallon, the Judicial system regarding the Death Penalty was broken and Syria was outwardly mourning-but-inwardly breathing a...

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Alabama Face-Off – June 11, 1963

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Fifty years ago today, the Civil Rights struggle had gathered steam, but it was still a struggle with bitter and violent opposition every step of the way. On this day in 1963, the infamous showdown between Deputy Attorney General Nicholas...

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Summer Of Love, But Not In Damascus – June 10, 1967

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for this 10th of June in 1967 had a lot to do with the Middle East. Notably, the Israeli advance on Syria and the approach to Damascus. Cause for much concern in diplomatic circles. The Soviet Union decided it...

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Drama, More Drama And The Cod War – News For Week Ending June 7, 1976

Click on the link here for Audio Player: For the week ending on June 7th in 1976 the world was witness to seemingly more than its fair of drama and strife. But in reality, it was just another seven days on Planet Earth, and we were stuck in...

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Storming Fortress Europe – June 6, 1944

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Certainly the date of June 6th isn’t the sole property of 1944. A lot has happened since then. But  as time passes and the numbers of people involved or bearing witness to that day in history begin to fade, it’s...

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“I Was Just Hoping Bobby Would Have Made It . . .I Just Can’t Believe It”. Robert Kennedy Assassinated June 5-6, 1968

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Note: This was originally posted on June 5, 2013 – still relevant today. Forty-eight years ago today, America was hanging on hourly reports from Good Samaritan Hospital over the condition of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, gunned down on his way...

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The Wages Of Foreign Policy – The Price Of A Man On The Moon – June 4, 1961

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Further evidence that history on any particular day isn’t about one earth-shifting event, but a series of seemingly inconsequential ones that creep up from time to time and take center stage without anybody looking. On this June 4th in 1961...