Tagged: Dictator

October 9, 1989 – Manuel Noriega And The Little Coup That Couldn’t

News for this October 9th in 1989 had to do with the growing protest movement in East Germany and the rioting going on in East Berlin. The riots erupted when East German police broke up a demonstration urging reforms from the hardline regime of Erich Honecker. Western Press were barred...

Living On The Edge: 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

By 1956 it would be pretty safe to say America was headed well into nervous breakdown territory. Everything was on the rise – divorce, alcohol abuse, prescription medications, fear, paranoia and irrevocable change. And it wasn’t being coped with, other than via escape. And those issues were many. We had...

U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge with General Khan

February 20, 1965 – Vietnam: Attempted Overthrow – Days Of Intrigue.

We gotta ask: Become a Patron! 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 help), against troops loyal to Military strongman and Vietnamese...

Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain - 1938

September 24, 1938 – Chamberlain Arrives In London From Munich Conference

Subscribers: Become a Patron! The Crisis of 1938 – the dispute between Germany and Czechoslovakia over land claims by the Germans marked a significant change in what was going on in the world and how it was being received. First, it represented the introduction of Shuttle Diplomacy. As was mentioned...

Pakistan: A Warning To The West – Ayub Khan In 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Pakistan: A Warning To The West – Interview with Gen. Ayub Khan, President of Pakistan – ABC Radio – November 23, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Even as early as 1958, Pakistan was a hotbed of upheaval and change. Going...

Watching With Strained Tension – October 18, 1941

Click on link here for Audio Player: NBC Blue Network – News Of The World – October 18, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day where War loomed ever-closer for U.S. involvement, this October 18th in 1941, a day where Europe was knee-deep in it. Inching closer to a...

A Word From John Paul II From The United Nations About A World Gone Askew – October 5, 1995

Click  on the link here for Audio Player – Pope John Paul II Addresses United Nations General Assembly – October 5, 1995 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Billed as the last address he would give at a gathering of the United Nations General Assembly, Pope John Paul II...

Hanging On An Empty Promise – September 24, 1938

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News reports on Munich Crisis – September 24, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1938 was about the crisis over German demands for land belonging to Czechoslovakia. The Munich crisis over the Sudetenland, as...

A Photo-Op In Haiti – September 20, 1994

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News For September 20, 1994 – NPR Morning Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection For September 20, 1994 the news was about U.S. troops landing in Haiti and the removal of one government, headed up by Military strongman Raoul Cédras and...

A Lot Of Bad Chickens Came Home To Roost Today – September 18, 1939

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News for September 18, 1939 – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Today was not a good day to be in Poland, or Europe for that matter. September 18, 1939 was about the swift demise of Poland and the...