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A Day Both Odd And Personalized – May 9, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: If you owned a car, this May 9th in 1979, you were no doubt preoccupied with what number your license plate ended in. Because gas rationing was being enforced and was strictly limited to odd numbered or Personalized license plates...

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A Year After Toasts And Hugs; Suspicion – May 8, 1946

Click on the link here for Audio Player: And a year to the day after the “official” end to the War in Europe, the creeping Cold War was making its presence known on this May 8th in 1946. As Europe continued to dig itself out of the wreckage...

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May 7, 1954 – And Then There Was Dien Bien Phu – End Of One Chapter, Beginning Of Another.

Become a Patron! Since most mainstream media will be focusing on the end of the War in Europe in 1945, May 7th also marks another anniversary; one that had far-reaching consequences during the years and decades directly following it. The fall of the French Army garrison at Dien Bien Phu....

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Unofficially Official – May 7, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Although today is officially regarded as V-E day, on this day in 1945 it was surrounded by confusion. Yes, the official signing of the unconditional surrender took place at 2:00 am on May 7th, a Press blackout had been imposed....

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May 6, 1981 – Bobby Sands: When The Hunger Strike Goes Very Wrong.

Become a Patron! Not so much a cause for alarm, an ominous glimpse of things to come or a cautionary tale, but rather a historic example of how things go wrong and protests escalate as the result. This May 6th in 1981 had much to do with the death of...

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Killing Season 1970 – Kent State – May 4, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Hard to imagine 43 years ago the conversation regarding the Vietnam War took an abrupt turn – but the abrupt turn was in a violent way. Prior to this, the Anti-War movement had been largely peaceful, and growing in numbers....

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The Short Fuse Called Palestine – May 3, 1946

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for this particular May 3rd in 1946 was about the Middle East, primarily the area of Palestine. And the news wasn’t good. With tensions between Arabs and Jews mounting, with violence breaking out seemingly everywhere in the region, and...

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Ron And Nancy Head East, The Atomic Cloud Heads West, And There Ain’t No Such Thing As Sanctuary – May 2, 1986

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Not nearly as dire as the headline might indicate. Still, May 2nd 1986 saw President Reagan arrive in Tokyo for talks with Prime Minister Nakasone, amid a police presence of some 30,000 and not a whole lot of fanfare over...

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Whitewater And Former Black Panthers – May 1, 1998

Clink on the link here for Audio Player: A day loaded with contrasts, this May 1st in 1998. The Whitewater Scandal and the relentless pursuit by Kenneth Starr of the Clinton White House. Former Assistant Attorney General Webster Hubbell was charged with income tax evasion in connection with...

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New York World’s Fair Opens – April 30, 1939

Click on the link here for Audio Player: On this day in 1939, all eyes were on New York at the unveiling of the Worlds Fair of 1939. The World of Tomorrow; an idyllic world of peace and technological wizardry. The world where all things were possible. Except...