Tagged: Fidel Castro

February 7, 1964 – The State Department Holds A Press Conference: The Subject Is Gitmo

On a day where crises were popping up seemingly everywhere, the focus on this February 7th in 1964 was the flare-up of bad relations with Cuba and threats by the Castro regime against our military base at Guantanamo. The flap began over the seizing of four Cuban fishing trawlers off...

Stock Market: 1979 - what a 48 point drop was cause for panic.

October 11, 1979 – Castro Comes – Wall Street Goes, And Capitol Hill Haggles Over Abortion Forever.

Become a Patron! October, it would seem, is not historically without its surprises. On this day in 1979 New York City was turned upside down over a United Nations visit from Cuba‘s Fidel Castro, his first since 1959. Air Traffic was disrupted, street traffic was disrupted, and all told the...

Los Alamos Fire

May 11, 2000 – Los Alamos Fire: “Somebody Made A Mistake – We Have To Find Out Who” – The Million Mom March Gains Momentum

May 11, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup: Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 11, 2000 – A day things spiraled out of control. The fire consuming Los Alamos New Mexico initially began as a “controlled burn”. But owing to an unexpected wind shift, it quickly exploded...

The Cold War and The Atomic Bomb

Cold War – The Atomic Bomb And The UN – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Atomic Energy And The UN – NBC Radio – Chicago University Round Table – October 24, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Atomic Energy; for good or for extermination – that was the big question hovering over the world in 1948. The Soviet Union was making ominous gestures and...

Africa - Independence on the move

G. Mennen Williams Goes To Africa – Meet The Press – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

  G. Mennen Williams – Meet The Press – Discussion on Africa – March 28, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection When Assistant Secretary Of State for African Affairs G. Mennen Williams returned from a month-long tour of sixteen African nations, he returned with a suitcase full of mixed messages....

Dr. Edward Teller

A Few Words With Dr. Edward Teller – Father Of The H-Bomb – 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dr. Edward Teller – Meet The Press – September 1, 1963 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Dr. Edward Teller – Father of the H-Bomb, being interview during this episode of the NBC series Meet The Press on his resistance to the Nuclear de-armament Treaty, then in...

Moluccan Funeral - June 1977

June 14, 1977 – A Budget, A Funeral, An Election In Spain

June 14, 1977 – CBS Radio Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 14, 1977 – a relatively calm day in 1977. News began with talk about Jimmy Carters Budget proposal for Fiscal Year 1979 as well as his assessment of the unemployment situation. The President was slated...

North Korea Nuclear site

December 14, 1991 – Deal Breakers – North Korea/South Korea Non-Aggression Pact

December 14, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 14, 1991 – After spending a considerable amount of time negotiating a non-aggression pact between North Korea and South Korea, and signing the pact only the day before; word came out that, in fact North...