Tagged: Nuclear weapon

Candidate Reagan -- Campaign '80 0

October 7, 1980 – Three Weeks Left Til Election Day – Campaign ’80

October 7, 1980 – NPR – All Things Considered – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With some 3 weeks to go before Campaign ’80 drew to a close, the Presidential candidates were out stumping for votes on this day, in what many were saying was one of the most contentious...

March 23, 2001 0

March 23, 2001 – Farewell Mir

  March 23, 2001 – BBC News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 23, 2001 – The end of the Mir Space Station. Launched by the then-Soviet Union in 1986, Mir was the first modular Space Station, assembled between 1986 and 1996 – and until March of 2001 it...

March 21, 1948 0

March 21, 1948 – Italy Gets Ready To Vote

March 21, 1948 – Italian Elections – Clifton Utley Commentaries – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 21, 1948 – News from Europe on this day. The elections in Italy were heating up and all eyes were on Rome to see which way the political winds were going to blow....

March 18, 1981 0

March 18, 1981 – Carol Burnett And The Enquirer

March 18, 1981 – CBS News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 18, 1981 – another contentious, litigious, misplaced priorities kind of day in history. Starting with a threatened Coal strike. Contract talks between the Coal industry and the soft-coal miners broke down, paving the way for a nationwide...

J. Robert Oppenheimer Has A Word About Science And Culture – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry 0

J. Robert Oppenheimer Has A Word About Science And Culture – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

J. Robert Oppenheimer – Lecture at Colorado University – 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – J. Robert Oppenheimer. Often referred to as The Father of The Atomic Bomb, was one of several physicists who were working on the Manhattan Project, the development of a nuclear bomb during World War...

Butting Heads In Geneva – Easing Tensions In The World – November 2, 1955 0

Butting Heads In Geneva – Easing Tensions In The World – November 2, 1955

– NBC – Listen To Washington – November 2,1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the Cold War became a permanent fixture for life in the 1950s, so were the Summit conferences taking place in Geneva. Seemingly, ever few months, some gathering of Superpowers would take place to iron...

Kennedy Addresses The UN  – Sept. 20, 1963 0

Kennedy Addresses The UN – Sept. 20, 1963

– President John F. Kennedy – Address the The General Assembly – United Nations – Sept. 20, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Fifty-Two years ago this weekend, President Kennedy gave what would be his last address before the General Assembly at the United Nations. Two months later, almost...

The Atomic Bomb – Now What? – August 12, 1945 0

The Atomic Bomb – Now What? – August 12, 1945

– Chicago University Roundtable: Atomic Force: It’s Meaning for Mankind – August 12, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the world waited for the official end of World War 2, and as the effects of the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki began to settle in, the question...

The Rain Of Ruin – August 9, 1945 0

The Rain Of Ruin – August 9, 1945

– MBS – Gabriel Heater and The News – August 9, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – And while President Truman was reporting on the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing on August 9, 1945 another bomb, more powerful than the first, exploded over Nagasaki. The promised “Rain of Ruin”...