Tagged: Day in history

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...

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

It would be nice. . .Become a Patron! 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 it was...

Segovia And Volcker Leave The Scene, But for Entirely Different Reasons – June 3, 1987

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for this day in June, 1987 was word of the passing of the legendary Andrès Segovia, whose masterful poetry of the guitar influenced entire generations of guitarists and lovers of  music throughout the world, was stilled at the age...

The Right To Knowledge – Eisenhower Addresses Columbia University – May 31, 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click  on the link here for Audio Player: Maybe the Cold War had something to do with it. The Space Race and the dawn of New Technology, but in 1954 one of the things consistently stressed by President Eisenhower throughout much of his Presidency was the crucial role...

No Miracle. No Wonder. Just Drama – May 31, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: A day fairly overflowing with drama, but for different reasons and in different parts of Planet Earth for this last day of May in 1947. Starting with news that the democratically elected Premier of Hungary, Ferenc Nagy (Pronounced: Fairenz Nahhjjh)...

LBJ Press Conference May 30, 1968

An LBJ Press Conference – May 30, 1968

Not to be a pain or anything, but . . .Become a Patron! A Presidential Press Conference for this May 30th in 1968. President Johnson, mindful of his declaration in not seeking another term for the 1968 elections, was still confronted with the seemingly endless war in Vietnam. Joining him...

The Man Who Accompanied Jackie To Paris – May 30, 1961

Click on the link here for Audio Player: On this May 30 in 1961, in what began during JFK‘s campaign as a promise to visit Paris and shore up sagging relations withFrench President DeGaulle, quickly became sidetracked when a proposed summit in Vienna with Nikita Khruschev was scheduled...

It’s May 28, 1989 – Do You Know Where Your Latest Scandal Is?

Click on the link here for Audio Player:  Seemingly no end to scandal where Capitol Hill is concerned. For this May 28th in 1989 the specter of Ethics reared its inquiring head and its victims were the House Speaker and the House Whip. As always, money was the factor...

Memorial Day 1953

Click on the link here for Audio Player: It was sixty years ago this Memorial Day that President Eisenhower officially proclaimed Memorial Day to be a National Day of Remembrance. A day of remembrance for those who fell at the end of the Civil War, the day has...