Tagged: Greece

March 3, 1941 – Signing Your Country’s Life Away – The Bulgaria Treaty.

Become a Patron! News for this day in 1941 was ominous but not unexpected. Bulgaria, reeling under the oppressive weight of the Nazi Government, relented and signed a Tripartite Treaty (i.e. surrender) to Germany, thus bringing one more country under the influence/domination of Berlin. Radio Berlin was reported to have...

Vietnam - the turning point

July 19, 1965 – “Not Since Korea” – Vietnam Takes A Turn – Funeral For Adlai Stevenson

Or click on the Link: News for July 19, 1965 Become a Patron! In what was described by commanders in the field as the worst fighting since The Korean War, the war in Vietnam took a new and deadly turn, this day in July, 1965. Despite attempts by The Pentagon...

Common Market - 1962

Before It Was The EU It Was The Common Market – 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

Common Market – Interviews and reports – BBC World Service – 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Before we had the European Union, we had The Common Market. Formed in 1957 and initially consisting of six European countries; France, West Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, The Netherlands and Belgium. The purpose...

Election Eve – Election Angst – November 6, 1978 In Manhattan

Election Eve – Election Angst – November 6, 1978 In Manhattan

– WCBS-AM – News – November 6, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 6th was a Monday in 1978 – and aside from chasing the fog of hangover on a Monday morning, it was also the eve of Midterm elections, this November 6, 1978 and it was the...

The Editors – Live At Trojan Horse, The Hague 2015 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

– The Editors – Live At Trojan Horse, The Hague, Netherlands – October 2, 2015 – VPRO/3VOORFM – Switching gears this week for things more contemporary. Tonight it’s The Editors, the hugely successful and critically acclaimed Indie band from the UK, who have had a busy year and are in...

A Sky Filled With Objects – UFO Sightings – July 3, 1947

– Sunoco Three-Star Extra with Lowell Thomas – July 3, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Hate to bug you, but: Become a Patron! This day in 1947 had a lot to do with looking skyward. Reports from all over the country indicated sightings of brightly colored objects in various...

California Austerity – June 8, 1978

California Austerity – June 8, 1978

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS News – June 8, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. This day in 1978 was an interesting one if you lived in California. The Jarvis-Gann Initiative, or Prop 13 was passed by a landslide vote in...

Väinö Tanner And The Russo-Finnish War Of 1940 – March 15, 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

Väinö Tanner And The Russo-Finnish War Of 1940 – March 15, 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Finnish Foreign Minister Väinö Tanner – March 15, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Unless you were studying the history of World War 2 and the events leading up to it, you may have missed this war...

Preview Of A Long, Hot Summer – June 3, 1967

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC News Around The World – June 3, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Summer of 1967, though it was touted as The Summer Of Love, was anything but for this June 3rd. Rioting had broken out in the Roxbury suburb...