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Tagged: Day in history

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Bob Dylan On The Radio – 1962 – Nights At The Roundtable: Birthday Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: After devoting too many posts this year on tributes for musicians who have passed away so far this year, it’s an absolute pleasure to post something of a celebration tonight. Hard to imagine, but Bob Dylan turned 72 on May...

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A Surprise Named Joe – May 23, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Surprising news from Ottawa, this May 23rd in 1979. An upset victory  by the Tories over the incumbent Liberals and the defeat of PIerre Elliott Trudeau by a 39 year-old dark horse named Joe Clark. It signified a sudden shift...

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FDR Has A Few Words On Fiscal Policy – May 22, 1939

Click on the link here for Audio Player: As a reminder of the ongoing and seemingly endless battle over the Budget, here is an address given by President Roosevelt to the American Retailers Federation in Washington D.C. on May 22, 1939. It appears the issues of fiscal policy...

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Heating Up The Falklands – May 21, 1982

Click on the link here for Audio Player:   The ongoing crisis over The Falkland Islands ratcheted up a few more notches, this May 21st in 1982. With British Special Forces landing, and more expected before nightfall, Argentina admitted troops had landed and that Argentine forces were fighting...

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May 20, 1962 – JFK Would Like A Word With You About Medicare – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: For everyone who thinks the current situation over Medicare is something new, you’re wrong. The issue of Medicare has been raging since the days of the FDR administration. The arguments for it are the same – the arguments against it...

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One Of Those Things That Just Might Be Pulled Off – May 20, 1942

Click on the link here for Audio Player: May 20, 1942; potentially a pivotal day in the history of World War 2. The Russian Army, led by Marshal Semen Timoshenko scored a decisive victory in the battle of Kharkov, which could prove to be a tipping point of...

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May 16, 1958 : Vice-president Nixon In South America – Having An Entire Continent Despise You.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News on this day in 1958 had to do with the aftermath of the disastrous visit by vice-President Nixon to South America. In each of the stops on this State visit, the Nixon party was greeted with bottles, rocks and...

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A Plea For Peace – But An Invasion Continues – May 15, 1940

Click on the link here for Audio Player: With the War in Europe a little less than 8 months old, the German Army were making steady advances westward. The latest country to fall under German occupation was The Netherlands, and on this May 15th in 1940, Queen Wilhelmina...

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Day Of Recovery, Broken Ceasefires And A Spotted Owl – May 14, 1992

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for this May 14th in 1992 had a lot to do with recovery. On the one extreme, Shuttle Endeavor recovered a malfunctioning communications satellite. On the other extreme, recovery was slowly taking place from the devastating Los Angeles riots...

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South Vietnam – Cambodia – That Was The Week That Was – May 10, 1975

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Further evidence May, historically, has been anything but a dull month. Take for example this past week in 1975. News for the week ending May 11, 1975 was about upheaval, reprisal and fear for the future. With the collapse of...