Tagged: Day in history

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Filibusters, Hot-Potatoes And A Word From Uncle Joe – March 6, 1948

Click  on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 6, 1948 Truly an International news day for this March 6th in 1948. Starting with Domestic issues in the form of a readied filibuster on the parts of Dixiecrats over proposed Civil Rights legislation coming from President Truman. Seems...

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Another Day Underwater – March 5, 1997

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 5, 1997 Characterized as the worst flooding since the infamous Ohio River Valley floods of 1937, the Ohio River Valley Floods of 1997 were causing no end of havoc to countless towns and villages, submerged in water for yet...

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“Brilliant Mind – Nasty Person” – March 4, 1950

Click  on the link here for Audio Player: News for Week of March 4, 1950 News for the week ending on March 4, 1950 had a lot to do with the Cold War and the ever-present threatening cloud of catastrophe which seemed to spread over most of the world.  One of...

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A Morale Boost – March 1, 1942

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 1, 1942 In a day where news of an estimated 100,000 Japanese troops landed on Java, word of continuing attacks on Port Moresby and one inch closer to a threatened invasion of Australia, the nighttime raid on France by British...

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Extended Forecast: Vietnam – Dark With Persistent Mayhem – February 28, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Meet The Pres – Russell Long – Feb. 28, 1965 As questions began to raise regarding our role in Southeast Asia, it was still early on in the game to see just where this excursion was heading. There was still majority support...

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A GOP Hissy-Fit – February 26, 1996

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 26, 1996 It was Primary season, this February in 1996. And the news for this February 26th was the campaign of Senator Bob Dole was in big trouble, financially. And with the upcoming Arizona Primary slated for the following...

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Not In The Frying Pan, For A Change – The Sino-Vietnam War – February 25, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The World This Week – Feb. 25, 1979 With grossly inflated casualty and capture claims coming from both sides, the war between China and Vietnam was heating up, this week in February, 1979. And with clucks of “this could be the start...

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“George Was A Snappy Dancer” – February 22, 1969

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 22, 1969 News on this Washington’s Birthday in 1969 had much to do with the anticipated European visit of newly inaugurated  President Nixon. It also had something to do with a just-published biography of George Washington by author-historian Mary...

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A Word Or Two From Malcolm X – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Malcolm X – James Baldwin – Open Mind On this day, 48 years ago – February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated. One of the most vocal figures in the Black Muslim Movement, Malcolm X galvanized the Black community by initiating a...

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Attempted Overthrow – Succeeded No-Confidence – February 20, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player: ABC Overseas Assignment – Feb. 20, 1965 One of those days full of intrigues from Southeast Asia. In this case, an attempted coup on the part of troops loyal to former Premier Diem (who was assassinated and overthrown with a little CIA...