Tagged: Northern Ireland

Using Real Bullets – Killing Real People – January 30, 1972

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News (audio version) – January 30, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1972 began with reports from Northern Ireland of deadly force used against demonstrators by British Army Paratroopers, killing 13 civilians and wounding...

The World And Welcome To It – December 27, 1997

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC World Service – Newshour – December 27, 1997 In retrospect, 1997 was a year pretty much like every other year. But at the time, 1997 seemed just a bit more skewed than most. On this December 27th in 1997, the...

Grasping At The Eel Of Peace – September 9, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The World This Week + CBS Hourly News – September 9, 1979 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another week of alarm, anticipation and memorials. This one from 1979. The week that ended on September 9th in 1979 had...

Northern Ireland - 1969 - Getty Images

August 15, 1969 – And While The Scent Of Incense And Patchouli Wafted In One Part Of The World – The Scent Of Teargas And Burning Tires Wafted In The Other –

  Become a Patron! While the much-fabled Woodstock Festival was getting underway for its first day, the world was spinning wildly away as usual on this August 15th in 1969. From Northern Ireland, Catholic and Protestant rioting was raging on. British troops were being reinforced and rioting was spreading rapidly....

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...

Bobby Sands

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...

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...

George Jackson Aftermath – Bolivian Overthrow – Soup Recall – August 22, 1971

Click on the link here for audio player: News for August 22, 1971 Since August 22nd came on a Sunday in 1971, the news for this day was taken up mostly with looking at the week past and contemplating what was ahead for the coming week. Starting off with news...