News Of The Day

June 22, 1941 - Russia's Turn.
June 22, 1941 - Germany declares War on Russia and begins its invasion. Non-stop bulletins and updates. Read more...
June 21, 1955 - The UN Charter, Ten Years On.
June 21, 1955 - Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations Charter. North Korean pilots defect to South Korea. Big Four Conference in Geneva scheduled for July greeted with enthusiastic anticipation. Winston Churchill welcomes softening of Cold War issues, but is still wary. CIO leader Walter Reuther rejects Auto industry plan for uniform negotiations. Eisenhower extends reciprocal trade agreements. Read more...
June 20, 1940 - "France Is Defeated And Must Give Up The War".
June 20, 1940. France appoints delegation to receive German surrender terms. Marshall Petain urges French troops to lay down their arms. Fears in Britain that the final German objective is on. FDR takes steps to form coalition cabinet, appointing two Republican higher-ups to crucial positions. Britain lays out defense plans. Britain announces plan to evacuate children to Canada and Dominions. Read more...
June 19, 1990 - "On The Threshold Of Major Change"
June 19,1990 - Hijacked Soviet plane lands in Helsinki. Gorbachev addresses fractured Communist Party. Nelson Mandela addresses audience in Toronto. First execution in Arkansas since 1964. Marion Barry trial proceeds. Rift in Solidarity Movement in Poland. Excalibur Hotel opens in Las Vegas. Read more...
June 18, 1942 - Lines In The Sand And An Anniversary Of Sorts.
June 18, 1942 - News of Anglo-Soviet Pact. News of North African fighting. News of raids on Port Moresby in Australian front. Bulletins on Aleutians. Pending Japanese declaration of War on Russia. 2nd Anniversary of French Surrender. Read more...

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June 15, 1995 - A Day Of Varying Priorities.
June 15, 1995 - the Battle of Sarajevo begins. Pres. Clinton leaves for G-7 Summit, where topics to be discussed are the situation in Bosnia as well as brewing trade war between U.S. and Japan. Senate set to vote on bill overhauling Telecommunications laws, deregulating Cable TV. Michael Jackson gives interview on eve of release of new album, answers Child Molestation questions and Anti-Semitic lyrics. Houston Rockets win NBA title over Orlando Magic. Read more...
June 14, 1978 - Carter And Castro.
June 14, 1978. Jimmy Carter alleges Cuban involvement in Zaire uprising. Castro denies it. Negotiations with China put on fast track. Washington poses questions on Israel intentions on Gaza and West Bank, causes rift in Israeli government. UN in session over Lebanon question. Northern Lebanon uneasy over killing of former president Franjileh's son, daughter-in-law and grand-daughter by Phalangist gunmen. Japan concerned over oil spills as the result of recent earthquake. Jimmy Carter meets with Indian PM Desai. A roundup of 1978 mid-term election results. Read more...
June 13, 1942 - News From The Fronts.
June 13, 1942 - Fighting in North Africa, Rommel aiming for Tobruk. News of Anglo-Russian Pact. Thousands more U.S. troops arrive in Northern Ireland. Russian Army attacking Germans at Sebastopol and Kharkov. Japanese troops land on Kiska in Aleutian Islands. V-Mail is inaugurated and a big Rubber drive starts at Midnight. Read more...
June 12, 1982 - Protests, Ceasefires And Final Assaults.
June 12, 1982 - Largest anti-nuclear Rally held in Central Park. British forces stage "final assault" on Port Stanley. Pope John Paul II visits Argentina. Israeli ceasefire in Lebanon announced. Simon Wiesenthal home bombed. Holmes-Cooney fight. Read more...
June 11, 1940 - Crossing The Seine.
June 11, 1940. German Armies cross Seine at several points, heading to Paris. French resistance failing. Germans bomb French ports. FDR signs Neutrality pact barring U.S. shipping in Mediterranean. Italian planes bomb Malta. RAF counter-attacks on Italian bases in Africa. Wife of N.Y. Times Editor James Reston explains reasons for fleeing War Zone. French Government moves to Tours. Refugees fleeing Paris. Read more...