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December 21, 1939 – Christmas In Wartime – Festive In Short Supply – The Last Of Merry For The Duration.

Despite news earlier in the week of the sinking of the German Battleship Admiral Graf Spee, Germany was celebrating Christmas, this week in 1939, with a shipment of some 1 million Christmas trees into Berlin. War news, it seemed, wasn’t going to deter anybody from celebrating. The trees were plentiful...

Christmas Sing With Bing – 1958 – A Bing Crosby Christmas – Past Daily Pop Chronicles: Holiday Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player  – CBS Radio – A Christmas Sing With Bing – December 24, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Contrary to rumors that he hated it, Bing Crosby has become synonymous with Christmas and Christmas music. Starting in 1954 and going up to...

Christmas Ponder Past – 1956 – Past Daily Holiday Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Conversation: Christmas 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Christmas Eve 1956. Certainly a different time – different sets of values, different communication skills, different world all together. But then, as now, the times were nervous and uncertain. The...

Memorial Day 1953

Click on the link here for Audio Player: It was sixty years ago this Memorial Day that President Eisenhower officially proclaimed Memorial Day to be a National Day of Remembrance. A day of remembrance for those who fell at the end of the Civil War, the day has...

Commenting On The Thousand Yard Stare – 1955-1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Year End Observations – 1955-1958 The only thing more fascinating than hearing how a year in history wound up, is hearing that year in history interpreted by a pundit – those elements we overlooked, those seemingly benign events that became earth-shattering, or the...

1968: Year Of Revolution – Past Daily Reference Room: Through A Glass Darkly Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1968 – Year Of Revolution Starting today, and going all the way until New Years Day next week, I will be posting year-end reviews throughout history. A reminder that, in some ways, many things have changed, and in others, it’s exactly the same....

Merry Christmas From Past Daily!

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 14 O Christmas Tree It’s been an amazing year so far. Past Daily has only been up and running for 6 months and your support and visits have been overwhelming. And a special thanks to all of you who have written in. Your...