Tagged: Day in history

Breaking Out In Handcuffs – July 13, 1974

Click the link: News for July 13, 1974 This day in 1974 came at the end of a week that saw the Watergate scandal come to a rolling boil. In the latest wave of setbacks for the Nixon White house, former Nixon aide John Ehrlichman was found guilty for his...

Shoring Up Cracks – Ike On Latin America – July 11, 1960

Click on the link: Pres. Eisenhower – Latin America Policy address – July 11, 1960 When vice-President Nixon returned from a disastrous tour of Latin America in 1958, concern was high that we were losing our sphere of influence in that region of the world. When Cuba underwent it’s pro-Moscow...

Living In A Cold War World – July 10, 1948

Further evidence the world has always wanted distraction when faced with an overload of uncertainty. This newscast from July 10, 1948 takes a look at what was going on in Britain with relation to the rest of the world. And judging from the reports, Britons were much more interested in...

Learning A New Word: Entebee – July 6, 1976

A very busy news day, this July 6, 1976. Starting with news of the daring Israeli raid on Entebbe Airport in Uganda overnight, where Palestinian terrorists were holding 100 Israelis, bound for Paris, in a hostage exchange demand. All hostages arrived at Tel-Aviv safe and Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was...

July 3, 1945 – Walking Through The Ghost City

While the war in the Pacific continued, news of the Allies marking an official entry into Berlin provided a reminder that all would be over soon. News on this July 3rd in 1945 was highlighted by an extended report of American, British, French and Russian troops marching into the former...

LBJ Signs The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 – July 2, 1964

And lest we all forget – this day, forty-eight years ago, was a significant turn in American history when President Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Hard fought and bitterly opposed by Southern Democrats, it was the one piece of legislation JFK had hoped would be...

July 2, 1964 – A Day In the Life Of The City.

The notion that human beings don’t change all that much over the years is evident in this local newscast, from WNBC-AM&FM in New York City for the evening of July 2, 1964. Murder investigations, robberies, traffic snarls, street repair, Summer heat – that was July 2, 1964. Not all that...