Tagged: Day in history

A Word From Che Guevara – 1964 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Click on the Link: Che Guevara – 1964 A lot has been written about and written by Cuban revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Photos of him have been turned into posters, T-shirts, paintings. He has come to symbolize the mythic-tragic Revolutionary figure of the 1960’s. But there are very few recordings...

Living On The Edge – July 27, 1965 – The War In Vietnam – The War On Poverty

Click on the Link: News for July 27, 1965 Living on the edge in 1965. A lot was hanging in the balance for this 27th day in July, 1965. President Johnson was meeting with Democratic Congressional leaders this particular morning for a consensus on the situation in Vietnam. At issue...

“An Hour Ago An Armistice Was Reached” – July 26, 1953

Click on the Link: Korean War Armistice – July 26, 1953 After three years of fighting and two years of attempts at a peace settlement, an Armistice had finally been reached ending the War in Korea. Announced by President Eisenhower, the Armistice was finally settled at 10:00 am on July...

Tribunals And Tribulations – July 26, 1946

Click on the Link: News for July 26, 1946 This July 26th in 1946 was more or less typical for news from the Post-World War 2 period. A lot of tension, strife and readjustment. Glimpses of the Brave New World and harbingers of recurring nightmares. Starting off with news of...

Deep Freeze – July 25, 1978

Click on the Link:News for July 25, 1978 Not an earth shattering day in history, this July 25, 1978, but a painfully familiar one in the 70’s. Worsening diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union. The State Department announced it was putting a hold on all high level visits to Moscow...

Pondering NATO – Embracing Les Craps – Week of July 24, 1949

Click on the Link: News for week ending July 24, 1949 Certainly not a dull week in history, this July in 1949. Starting off with fears and accusations coming from Britain over post-War Germany and a repudiation of claims from Sir Winston Churchill that he demanded total destruction and complete...

July 23, 1947 – Postwar Europe – A Delicate Madness –

Click on the Link: News for July 23, 1947 News for this July 23rd in 1947 had to do with the delicate balance being struck throughout postwar Europe, and fears the unity was falling apart. The Big Three Conference was underway with discussions regarding the proposed Marshall Plan and the...

A Handshake In Space – The Week Ending July 20, 1975

Click on the Link: The World This Week – July 20, 1975 As life on Earth swirled around in its usual madness, life in Outer Space was swirling around in harmony, this week ending on July 20, 1975. The historic linkup and handshake in space by crew members of the...

End Of An Era – July 18, 1965

The news for this week, ending on July 18, 1965 was rather sudden and sad. Former Governor, Presidential Candidate and United Nations Representative Adlai Stevenson collapsed and died of a massive heart attack on a London street, after speaking at a UN Conference there. The shock quickly spread throughout the...

Kansas City Under Water – July 17, 1951

The main news on this July 17th in 1951 was about the devastating floods that swept over Kansas City, submerging some 2 million acres and causing an untold amount of damage and loss of life. On the day of this newscast, President Truman had finished a tour of the disaster...