Tagged: Independence Movements

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JFK And The Peace Corps – June 14, 1962

Click on the link here for Audio Player: This day 51 years ago, the New Frontier was alive and well and girding up its optimistic loins for a crack at settling the world’s problems. The Peace Corps had only been around since March of 1961, but it was...

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The Wages Of Foreign Policy – The Price Of A Man On The Moon – June 4, 1961

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Further evidence that history on any particular day isn’t about one earth-shifting event, but a series of seemingly inconsequential ones that creep up from time to time and take center stage without anybody looking. On this June 4th in 1961...

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No Miracle. No Wonder. Just Drama – May 31, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: A day fairly overflowing with drama, but for different reasons and in different parts of Planet Earth for this last day of May in 1947. Starting with news that the democratically elected Premier of Hungary, Ferenc Nagy (Pronounced: Fairenz Nahhjjh)...

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It’s May 28, 1989 – Do You Know Where Your Latest Scandal Is?

Click on the link here for Audio Player:  Seemingly no end to scandal where Capitol Hill is concerned. For this May 28th in 1989 the specter of Ethics reared its inquiring head and its victims were the House Speaker and the House Whip. As always, money was the factor...

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Pakistan At The Polls – 1950 – Today With Mrs. Roosevelt – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: With the first open and democratically held elections in Pakistan in several decades coming up this Saturday (May 11), I ran across this very early interview, less than three years after  independence was declared for Pakistan and the neighboring India....

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A Year After Toasts And Hugs; Suspicion – May 8, 1946

Click on the link here for Audio Player: And a year to the day after the “official” end to the War in Europe, the creeping Cold War was making its presence known on this May 8th in 1946. As Europe continued to dig itself out of the wreckage...

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And Then There Was Dien Bien Phu – May 7, 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Since most mainstream media will be focusing on the end of the War in Europe in 1945, May 7th also marks another anniversary; one that had far-reaching consequences during the years and decades directly following it. The fall of the...

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The Short Fuse Called Palestine – May 3, 1946

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for this particular May 3rd in 1946 was about the Middle East, primarily the area of Palestine. And the news wasn’t good. With tensions between Arabs and Jews mounting, with violence breaking out seemingly everywhere in the region, and...

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Whitewater And Former Black Panthers – May 1, 1998

Clink on the link here for Audio Player: A day loaded with contrasts, this May 1st in 1998. The Whitewater Scandal and the relentless pursuit by Kenneth Starr of the Clinton White House. Former Assistant Attorney General Webster Hubbell was charged with income tax evasion in connection with...

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Weather Forecast For Vilnius: Blustery With Occasional Posturing – April 1, 1990

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for April 1, 1990 With the runaway train of break-away republics from the soon-to-be-former Soviet Union on this April 1st in 1990, the former Soviet Republic of Lithuania was the next in line to sever ties. Amid warnings of potential dire...