Tagged: Florida

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra – Hungarian Relief Fund Concert 1956 – Happy 105th – December 12, 1956 – Pop Chronicles

    Frank Sinatra turns 105 today. The singer who became so identified with the Big Band era of the 1940s, and who branched out to become one of the Entertainment world’s great icons of the 20th century, was born on this December 12th in 1915. There is very little...

Exploring the Stratosphere

December 11, 1935 – Exploring And Celebrating The Stratosphere –

When U.S. Army Air Corps Captains Albert W. Stevens and Orville A. Anderson landed their Explorer II High-altitude balloon on the ground near White Lake South Dakota, they were the first Scientific Observers to reach a distance of some 72,395 feet above the earth, the highest anyone had gone before....

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...

Honduras - March 1988

March 19, 1988 – Holiday In Honduras: “We’re From The Government – We’re Here To Help”.

March 19, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 19, 1988 – Another day of drama in the world. Tensions along the Honduran/Nicaraguan border as U.S. officials received a request from Honduran officials for an increase in helicopters for backup duty as Honduras moved...

Florida Sec. of State Katherine Harris - election 2000

December 8, 2000 – Election 2000 – Sharp Divides, Deep Divisions, Stunning Developments

December 8, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup – Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 8, 2000 – Election 2000 and America’s cliffhanger. Now it was all down to Florida – and the battle of wills was underway. The Gore team sought a recount. The Bush team...