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The World According To Conference Room 5 – October 29, 1949

Subscribers can download for free: Become a Patron! News for this October 29 in 1949 had much to do with the comings and goings from Conference Room 5 at the United Nations temporary headquarters at Lake Success, New York. Topic for discussion was Atomic Energy and what was going to...

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October 23, 1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: War Footing

Become a Patron! As the Cuban Missile Crisis reached the second day, ominous signs were apparent everywhere. Orders were issued, a blockade was to be enforced, protests were lodged, reserves were called up. The threat of war inched closer. And everyone sat and listened and waited and felt generally helpless...

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October 11, 1979 – Castro Comes – Wall Street Goes, And Capitol Hill Haggles Over Abortion Forever.

Become a Patron! October, it would seem, is not historically without its surprises. On this day in 1979 New York City was turned upside down over a United Nations visit from Cuba‘s Fidel Castro, his first since 1959. Air Traffic was disrupted, street traffic was disrupted, and all told the...

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July 19, 1965 – “Not Since Korea” – Vietnam Takes A Turn – Funeral For Adlai Stevenson

Or click on the Link: News for July 19, 1965 Become a Patron! In what was described by commanders in the field as the worst fighting since The Korean War, the war in Vietnam took a new and deadly turn, this day in July, 1965. Despite attempts by The Pentagon...

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April 18, 1956 – Sniping In Israel – Endless Deaths In Algeria – Forever Hopeful At The UN

April 18, 1956 – News Of The Day – Various newscasts – Mutual Broadcasting – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 18, 1956. If you were around on this day you would be hearing news that had a roughly familiar ring to it. Factions forwarding an agenda of Independence from...

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Seiji Ozawa And The Boston Symphony Play Music Of Frank Martin And Gustav Mahler – 1977 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Boston Symphony – Seiji Ozawa, cond. Opening of 97th Winter Season – September 27, 1977 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Boston Symphony in concert this week – another historic performance featuring Music Director Seiji Ozawa at the opening concert of the 97th Winter season. Two works are performed...

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Exit: Jakarta – Expelling Dutch Nationals – 1957 – Past Daily Reference Room

Life And The World – Indonesia – Jan. 7, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Ever since Indonesia was declared independent on August 17, 1945, there had been a tenuous relationship between the new government and the holdovers from the Dutch Colonial days. The Dutch had wanted to re-colonize...