Great Britain

April 2, 1982 - Kerfuffle In The Falklands.
News of the day, wrapup of the week ending April 2, 1982 - Argentina invades Falkland Islands. Record turnout in El Salvador elections. Iran-Iraq War in 18th month. Brezhnever admitted to hospital. Social Security in danger of running out of money. 9% unemployment, 18% Black, 42% Black youth. Irish extremist Ian Paisley barred from entering U.S. to speak at Bob Jones University, Bob Jones Jr. calls for Sec. Of State Haig's untimely demise. Reagan rejects calls for Nuclear Freeze. Read more...
March 22, 1941 - Day 567 And Counting.
March 22, 1941 - Day 567 of the War in Europe. German raids on Plymouth England for 2nd night in a row. RAF Bombers attack German submarine bases in Occupied France. British people feel RAF attacks not severe enough. Germans constructing submarine base in Far East. U.S. Navy to convoy War supplies across Atlantic. Big question is Yugoslavia will join Axis or not. Conscientious Objectors dealt harshly in Germany. Congress passes $4billion Military Appropriations Bill in four hours. Read more...
February 24, 1941 - Another Day - Another Raid.
February 24, 1941 - German overnight raids in London and throughout UK. RAF bombers respond with raids on Calais and Boulogne. German Army poised to enter Bulgaria. Turkey pledges alliance with Britain. Soviet Union accused by Dies Committee on Capitol Hill of acting as German agent. Another day in World War 2. Read more...
Millions of employees in Great Britain mounted the first General Strike in many years today, after the country's coalition government threatened to impose more cuts in retirement benefits and pay for public workers. It was a smash success. As Read more...
November 9, 1941 - The World (mostly) At War.
News of the day from November 9, 1941. News reports from battle fronts literally all over the world. Read more...

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October 28, 1941 - Inching Closer To World War.
News of the day from October 28, 1941. German Army advances within 40 miles of Moscow. Britain and Germany react to FDR's Navy Day Address. Russia and Japan in border clashes. Britain recognizes the newly independent nation of Syria. Read more...
September 27, 1938 - Digging Trenches, Trying On Gasmasks.
This day in history - September 27, 1938 and the famous "Gas Mask Speech" by Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain regarding the crisis over Czechoslovakia. Read more...
August 15, 1951 - "Scandal Mongers With Rotten Motives".
News of the day for August 15, 1951 - Senate Crime Commission Hearing dealing with Crime and New York Politics. Testimony from former O'Dwyer aid Irving Sherman blacked out at his request. Truce talks deadlock in Korea. Debate on Foreign Aid Bill postponed. Great Britain will still trade with Communist countries. Sen. Joe McCarthy wants equal time to answer Truman address citing Scandal Mongers with Rotten Motives. HUAC hearings to continue. Classical Piano legend Artur Schnabel dies at 69 from long illness and Iran rejects British proposal to split oil profits 50-50. Read more...
July 18, 1940 - Hard Times And Hardliners.
News of the day for July 18, 1940 - FDR re-nominated for 3rd term, Japan's reaction to FDR nomination, Japan appoints former U. of Oregon graduate and Hardliner Yosuke Matsuoko as Foreign Minister. Rome announces Hitler upcoming address, speculates it will include news of impending invasion of Britain. First radio broadcast from Vichy France. Read more...
March 17, 1947 - The Weather The Cold War And Rent Control.
News of the day for March 17, 1947 - Strange weather in Great Britain, Big-4 Treaty Conference in Moscow, Civil War in Uruguay, Marshal Law in Palestine, MacArthur speaks out on Allied occupation of Japan and rent control is a big issue in post war America. Read more...