Tagged: news reports

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May 6, 1981 – Bobby Sands: When The Hunger Strike Goes Very Wrong.

Become a Patron! Not so much a cause for alarm, an ominous glimpse of things to come or a cautionary tale, but rather a historic example of how things go wrong and protests escalate as the result. This May 6th in 1981 had much to do with the death of...

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April 21, 1975 – Imminent Implosion In South Vietnam – Thieu Resigns – Saigon Surrounded

Become a Patron! With the collapse of South Vietnam only a matter of time this April in 1975, word came on the 21st of the resignation of South Vietnamese President Nguyen van Thieu, citing anger and bitterness toward the U.S., claiming that it had broken its promise of support in...

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April 23, 1942 – Commando Raids – Gas Rationing Hysteria And No New Phones

Become a Patron! News for this April 23rd in 1942 was truly about a World consumed by war. From Russia came word that one of the B-25 bombers involved in the raid over Tokyo had been force-landed near Siberia and was being held by the Soviets (Russia hadn’t declared war...

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April 22, 1970 – On Top Of Everything Else; Earth Day

Become a Patron! On top of everything else going on this day in 1970, it was also Earth Day – the very first one. Amid a flurry of publicity and events, Earth Day was intended to be the beginning of what would be the Ecological Movement throughout the world –...

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April 15, 1950 -Baseball, Cold War, Red Scares And Television – Life On Planet Earth

If we’re helping keep your sanity, kick in a few to help us keep ours: Become a Patron! Your typical week, as far as the Fabulous 50s are concerned. This week, ending on April 15th in 1950, was no different. The Cold War was ratcheting up a few notches with...

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April 9, 1940 – Not A Good Day To Be Norway Or Denmark – The War In Europe Escalating.

It helps, it really-really does: Become a Patron! News for this day in April, 1940 was wall-to-wall bulletins regarding the German invasion of Norway and Denmark. Starting in the early morning hours, news reports came filtering in via shortwave of “something going on at the Danish and Norwegian borders”. At...

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April 8, 1967 – Message From The UN: ” I Predict A Long And Protracted War”

Become a Patron! Prophetic and disturbing words from UN Secretary General U Thant, who gave that assessment on the escalating war in Vietnam, this April 8th in 1967, joining a growing swell of voices opposing our further involvement in what was deemed a costly and pointless war. Over the weeks...

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March 12, 1948 – The Bier In Prague: Questions Over Masaryk – The Carping On Capitol Hill

It helps – it really does: Become a Patron! News for this March 12th in 1948 had much to do with the recent events in Czechoslovakia and the sudden death of its President Jan Masaryk. Bad enough it was overtaken by Nazi Germany, starting with the Sudeten crisis of 1938,...

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March 11, 1966 – Confrontation On Capitol Hill – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearings On Southeast Asia.

  It helps, it really does: Become a Patron! As the War in Vietnam dragged on, support even among members of the Senate and House was flagging. When Secretary of State Dean Rusk went to Capitol Hill to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee he was confronted, almost from...

Korea: Another week of Police Action 0

January 29, 1951 – War In Korea: “No One Is Going To Drive Us Into The Sea” – The Draft And The Red Menace..

Your subscriptions keep us going: Become a Patron! News of this January 29th in 1951 began on an ominous note by way of 8th Army Headquarters in Korea when General MacArthur delivered a message to the world indicating the U.S. presence in Korea wasn’t going to go anywhere anytime soon....