Tagged: Day in history

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A Question Of Ethics – A Hotbed Of Trade – April 30, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Never any shortage of scandal where Capitol Hill is concerned, and this April 30th in 1979 was no different. The Senate Ethics Committee was getting ready to hold hearings on violations by Georgia Senator Herman Talmadge and abuses of power,...

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No Justice – No Peace. L.A. Burns – April 29, 1992

Click on the link here for Audio Player: One of the most costly and destructive riots in history. The beating trial of Rodney King by four Los Angeles Police Offers, who were handed not-guilty verdicts on this day in 1992. Within minutes of the verdict‘s reading, disturbances erupted...

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Meltdown At Chernobyl – April 29, 1986

Click on the link here for Audio Player: April 29, 1986 was a day the true nature of how disastrous it was wouldn’t be known for weeks and months later. On this April 29th, amid vehement denials to the contrary, one of the worst Nuclear Power Plant disasters...

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April 26, 1964 – LBJ: “Making A Step Toward A Peaceful World” – New York World’s Fair Opens.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: [https://s3.amazonaws.com/oildale/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/22154649/news-for-april-26-1964.mp3] LBJ and cause for cautious optimism, this April 26th in 1964. President Johnson announced a reduction in Nuclear arms, and Soviet Premier Khruschev announced the same. For the first time, the arms race had slowed to a crawl. LBJ hailed it...

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Laying The Groundwork – UN Conference Opens – April 25, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The opening day of the United Nations Conference in San Francisco, this April 25th in 1945. Within days of the death of FDR and within days before the eventual collapse of  Nazi Germany, the United Nations was formed out of...

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April 23, 1942 – Commando Raids – Gas Rationing Hysteria And No New Phones

Become a Patron! News for this April 23rd in 1942 was truly about a World consumed by war. From Russia came word that one of the B-25 bombers involved in the raid over Tokyo had been force-landed near Siberia and was being held by the Soviets (Russia hadn’t declared war...

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April 22, 1970 – On Top Of Everything Else; Earth Day

Become a Patron! On top of everything else going on this day in 1970, it was also Earth Day – the very first one. Amid a flurry of publicity and events, Earth Day was intended to be the beginning of what would be the Ecological Movement throughout the world –...

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“The Energy Crisis Has Not Yet Overwhelmed Us, But It Will If We Do Not Act Quickly” – Jimmy Carter – April 18, 1977

Click on the link here for Audio Player:  Further evidence April has had its fair share of drama in history. On this April 18th in 1977 it was a dire warning from President Jimmy Carter over the Energy Crisis that was looming. On this day he spoke directly to...

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Mandela: “Why Are All The South African Rugby Teams White?” – April 17, 1998

Click on the link here for Audio Player: (Still dealing with the player situation – bear with us) Taking a world view for this April 17th in 1998, via The BBC World Service Newsdesk program. News of Russian President Boris Yeltsin making a second try at getting Parliament approval for...

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April Of Ironies – The Strange Correlation Between Boston And Waco – 1993-2013 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: (Still working on the Audio Player fiasco – bear with us.) Sometimes looking at history, and it’s place in contemporary events, reveal odd, almost disturbing correlations. Case in point: The bombings in Boston yesterday and the horrific scenes, and the ongoing investigations...