Tagged: Day in history

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George Jackson Aftermath – Bolivian Overthrow – Soup Recall – August 22, 1971

Click on the link here for audio player: News for August 22, 1971 Since August 22nd came on a Sunday in 1971, the news for this day was taken up mostly with looking at the week past and contemplating what was ahead for the coming week. Starting off with news...

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Coup In Moscow – August 21, 1991

Click on the link here for Audio player: Coup in Russia – August 21, 1991 News for this August 21st in 1991 had to do with the shocking turn of events in Russia. In the early hours of the morning, a coup staged by Kremlin hardliners ousted Mikhail Gorbachev and...

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Soviet Tanks In Prague – August 20, 1968

Click on the link here for audio player: Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia – 1968 Even though news during this August in 1968 was primarily about the upcoming Democratic Convention in Chicago, the just finished Republican Convention in Miami and the ongoing protests to the Vietnam War, news for this August...

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Nixon Cooking – Cambodia Done – Mae West Ageing – August 17, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Week ending August 17, 1973 News for this week, that also ended on August 17th in 1973, had much to do with the ever-growing Watergate story. Once again, Nixon came before the nation to offer an explanation over Watergate, over...

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FDR-Churchill Secret Summit-French Resistance Grows – August 15, 1941

Click on the link here for audio player: News for August 15, 1941 It was finally disclosed on this day in 1941 that British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had concluded a three day summit meeting with President Roosevelt “somewhere at sea” around the previous Sunday to discuss the War in...

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The Liberal Republicans In 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: NBC Emphasis – Aug. 10, 1968 Yes, there really was a Liberal wing of the Republican Party. But as of 1968 it was scarcely noticeable. Headed up by dark horse/longshot Presidential candidate Nelson Rockefeller (who himself was once a New Deal Democrat),...

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The Situation In Kuwait – August 10, 1990

Click on the link here for audio player: News for August 10, 1990 The sound of sabers rattling and reports of atrocities, chaos and quickly organized summits dominated the news for this August 10th in 1990. With the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait only a few days old, Egypt opened an...

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Protest In 1968: The Young Rebels – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: The Young Rebels – 1968 In case you forgot or weren’t around at the time, 1968 was a tumultuous year in our history. It was the year just about everything fell apart. From the war in Vietnam, to assassinations of much-loved leaders,...