Tagged: Japan

Gen. MacArthur - Emperor Hirohito - 1945

September 26, 1945 – MacArthur Meets Hirohito

Subscribers can download for free: Become a Patron! Two significant events for this September 26th in 1945. The first being General MacArthur’s meeting with Emperor Hirohito, MacArthur’s first since being appointed head of the Allied Occupation of Japan. A meeting that was strictly formal and, judging by the official U.S....

Manuel Cano

Four By Manuel Cano – 1962 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table

Manuel Cano – Flamenco Classique – RCA-Victor France – ep 76.412 – 1962 The legendary Manuel Cano to end the weekend. A 45 ep he made for RCA Victor Records France in 1962. Manuel Cano is well known among students of Flamenco Guitar, and certainly is an institution in his...

New York World's Fair 1939

October 30, 1939 – Closing The New York World’s Fair (For The Winter)

October 30, 1939 – Closing Ceremonies, New York World’s Fair – Mutual Broadcasting – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It was October 30, seventy-eight years ago that the 1939 New York World’s Fair came to a close for the winter. Scheduled to re-open in May of 1940. The World of...

Richard Queen Release

July 12, 1980 – A Hostage Freed, A Convention Looms, A Hijacking Thwarted

July 12, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 12, 1980 – Another busy news day, starting with the arrival home of former U.S. Embassy hostage Richard Queen, who was held along with 52 others from the Embassy takeover in Tehran. Queen was released...

Surrender of Okinawa

June 21, 1945 – Fall Of Okinawa

June 21, 1945 – Announcement of Surrender of OKinawa – June 21, 1945 – NBC – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 21, 1945 – Word had flashed across newswires that the island of Okinawa, after some 82 days of endless siege, with some 250,000 casualties, Okinawa fell to the...

Reinforcements arrive in Singapore - May 1941

May 15, 1941 – Reinforcements Arrive In Singapore

May 15, 1941 – News report direct from Singapore – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 15, 1941. As the world became engulfed in war and as new fronts opened up, troops from Britain and the Commonwealth arrived in Singapore to bolster defenses in Southeast Asia after the threat of...

Judge Lance Ito and the jury

April 13, 1995 – “A Jury So Divided, They Couldn’t Agree On What Movie To Watch”.

April 13, 1995 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 13, 1995 – Another day in the infamous OJ Simpson “Trial of the Century“. This time it was the jury acting up. Dismissed Juror Jeanette Harris told reporters that the sequestered OJ Simpson Jury is...

Post-War Europe

December 21, 1947 – A Plan Named Marshall

December 21,1947 – Story Behind The Headlines – Marshall Plan news – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Secretary of State George Marshall put together a plan for the economic rehabilitation and the reconstruction of post-war Europe. Two years after the end of World War 2, Europe was still struggling under...

President Eisenhower

President Eisenhower – Report On The 83rd Congress – August 6, 1953 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Eisenhower and his report to the nation – the report card on the 83rd Congress, delivered August 6, 1953. As was the custom, President Eisenhower delivered a report card to the nation, a status report on how Congress was doing as it was adjourned for the Summer and heading...