Tagged: Day in history

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Rumors And Conflicting Reports – August 8, 1941

Clink on the link here for Audio player: News for August 8, 1941 News for August 8, 1941 focused on the War in East with reports of German advances 130 miles into The Ukraine. Depending on who gave the accounts, the casualties were staggering. Germany claimed 200,000 Russian losses with...

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Ceasefires, Defections And Commie Girl Scouts – August 7, 1954

Click on the link here for audio player: News for Aug. 7, 1954 August 7, 1954 – the big news (at least for the U.S.) was the weather. Signs that things were turning around in the Midwest for the worst drought in a long time. Much needed rain was predicted....

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Not Like Any Other Day – August 6, 1945

Even though the most horrific event of the 20th Century had taken place many hours earlier, no word of it having taken place was mentioned. August 6th, 1945 was seemingly just another day in World War 2 as far as this newscast was concerned. With that in mind, the news...

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An Interview With Marilyn Monroe – 1955 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

August 5th will mark the 58th anniversary since the passing of Marilyn Monroe. August 5, 1962, actress/icon/sex symbol/misunderstood/exploited artist checked out via overdose. Conspiracies persist, but the fact of the matter is – Marilyn Monroe was dead and that was sadness enough for a lot of people. Monroe’s sudden death...

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The Cost Of War – The Defense Budget For Vietnam In 1965 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for the audio player: Sen. John Stennis – Meet The Press – Aug. 1, 1965 With our involvement in Vietnam amping up by the day in 1965, concerns over just how much this excursion into the abyss was going to cost began to surface. When...

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Rumors Of Sharansky – August 1, 1978

Click on this link for the audio player: News for August 1, 1978 News for August 1, 1978 had much to do with rumors surrounding a pending major East-West Prisoner exchange. At the center of the rumors was Soviet dissident Anatoly Sharanksy and hints he would be swapped for 2...

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Moscow 1980 – Politics And Sports – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link for Audio: 1980 Moscow Olympics Highlights – Radio Moscow North America Service – July 27, 1980 In what has always been deemed a slippery slope to which the innocent bystanders become victims, mixing Sports and Politics has invariably been met with far less than satisfactory results....

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Dog Days Of War – Dog Days Of Summer – July 31, 1940

Click on the audio player here: News for July 31, 1940 As the Nation’s Capitol sweltered for its thirteenth consecutive day, this July 31st in 1940, the news was appropriately sparse and the events were comparatively few. Starting with news from London that overnight raids by German bombers on Southeast...

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Day 6: Articles Of Impeachment – July 30, 1974

Clink on the link right here: Judiciary Committee Day 6, July 30, 1974 This July 30th in 1974 was day 6 of the House Judiciary Committee Hearings on Articles of Impeachment over the Watergate scandal that had gripped the Nixon White House for the better part of a year. Regarded...

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38th Parallel: USA – 1953 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Since it was the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended the Korean War in 1953 earlier this week, I thought I would add a postscript in the form of a radio documentary produced by CBS News on that occasion. Narrated by Wil Rogers Jr. and broadcast around...