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Sticker Shock – Nixon Addresses Congress – Sept. 9, 1971

Sticker Shock – Nixon Addresses Congress – Sept. 9, 1971

– President Nixon Addresses Congress – Sept. 9, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Days after delivering the bombshell announcement of adopting a new economic policy, and doing away with the Bretton Woods system of fixing foreign currency on the value of the U.S. dollar, President Nixon went before...

The Slow Road Home – August 1, 1945

The Slow Road Home – August 1, 1945

– London Column – August 1, 1945 – BBC World Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Here we are – first day of August. In 1945, August marked the end of World War 2. In 1965, it marked one of the worst riots in America – it has been,...

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...

The Death Of Masaryk – March 10, 1948

The Death Of Masaryk – March 10, 1948

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – News Of The World – March 10, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. News for this March 10th in 1948 had much to do with a flood of reports from Prague saying that non-Communist...