Assassinations

50 Years Ago Today, The World Stopped
Fifty years ago this afternoon, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. We all remember where we were that day when we heard the news. Read more...
The wife of the former Justice of the Peace being held on charges of making terrorist threats has confessed and been charged with one count of capital murder. Read more...
In this episode of Talk to Al Jazeera, Noam Chomsky sits down with Rosiland Jordan to talk about the two main tracks of his life: research and political activism. Chomsky emphasizes "The more privilege you have, the more opportunity you have. Read more...
May 2, 1979 BT (Before Thatcher).
May 2, 1979BT (Before Thatcher) - final day of campaigning ahead of British Elections. Incumbent Prime Minister James Callahan projected to win. Ayatulla Mohatari assassinated in Tehran, group calling themselves Forghan claim responsibility. Seven bombs go off in Paris. Kurt Waldheim visits North Korea. Jimmy Carter begins talks with Japanese PM Masayoshi Ohira over trade imbalance. Arthur Fiedler celebrates 50th anniversary as Music Director of Boston Pops. John Wayne back in Hospital. Read more...
April 23, 1979 - Selling SALT And Windfall Profits.
April 23, 1979. Selling SALT and Windfall Profits. Jimmy Carter back in Washington after Easter vacation. Congress back after Easter Recess. SCOTUS hears arguments regarding Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Assassination in Tehran. Cambodia fighting reported as heavy. Idi Amin lands in Iraq, seeking asylum. Please help keep Newstalgia from extinction. Donate what you can! Read more...

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April 11, 1983 - Another Peace Plan Bites The Dust.
April 11, 1983 - The Middle East Peace Settlement falls apart. King Hussein drops out, citing PLO unwillingness to come to terms. PLO Moderate leader Issam Sartawi assassinated. MX Missile program. Star Wars Defense initiative gets promoted by Caspar Weinberger. Nuclear Freeze Initiative introduced. Kenneth Adelman confirmation battle. Shuttle Challenger heads back to Cape Canaveral after successful landing. London streets blocked and traffic snarled while WW2 era bomb is defused. Read more...
April 6, 1976 - Teamsters, Terrorists And Primaries.
April 6, 1976 - News on settlement of the Teamsters Strike. Gerald Ford campaigns in Wisconsin ahead of the Tuesday Primaries. Morris Udall quietly campaigns. UAW says not less government, but better run government is most important during this election season. Right Wing Death Squads murder 15 young people as part of Military Junta crackdown in Argentina. More bombs in Northern Ireland and Northern Portugal. Women march by the thousands in Rome protesting Vatican ban on contraception. France Nuclear tests in South Pacific. Read more...
Find events in at least 56 cities to say no to war, sanctions and assassinations... Read more...
Newstalgia Thousand Yard Stare - 1968 In Review.
Newstalgia Thousand Yard Stare - 1968 in review. All the sounds, the people and the situations that made 1968 what it was via BBC Radio 1. December 31, 1968. Read more...
Two Days In September 1948 - Cold War, Assassinations, Campaigns.
News for September 16-17, 1948. Berlin Airlift, Cold War tensions, Soviet Union, Romania ousts U.S. employees on grounds of espionage. Berlin reports. Communist Hearings resume in Washington. 1948 Presidential campaigns begins. Count Folke Bernadotte, UN mediator in Middle East is assassinated - Stern Gang implicated. End of Civil War outbreak in India. Dr. Norbert Wiener introduces Cybernetics and The 20th Century Limited begins its maiden run. Read more...