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Norman Schwarzkopf's Rule System: "Rule 13 says, okay, I've got it. When placed in command, I take charge. But what do I do? The answer is Rule 14: Do what's right. Because we all know, all of us know, basically, when placed in those 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...
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 4, 1954 - A Hint Of Things To Come.
News for June 4, 1954. Tragedy aboard USS Bennington, 102 killed in blast. Sec. of Commerce admits "we're in a Recession". 16 cities added to list of Distressed Communities, already at 123. Gen. James van Fleet does not think U.S. needs to send troops to South East Asia. Sec. of State Dulles joins list of officials saying U.S. involvement in Indo-China is imminent. Gas prices purposely kept up. Solar Panels are introduced. Army-McCarthy Hearings continue with more noise than progress. Read more...
May 30, 1942 - An Ironic Memorial Day In 1942.
May 30, 1942 - Memorial Day in 1942. Desert Fighting in Libya. U.S. troops in Northern Ireland. Suspected IRA security leaks to Germany. Fighting around Port Moresby in Pacific. U.S. arms arrive in Russia. No holiday for Defense workers. Capitol Hill to consider drafting of married men. Read more...

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May 8, 1945 - Officially VE-Day
May 8, 1945 - official announcement of surrender of Germany. News from various capitols and reports for the Official VE Day. 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 30, 1945 - A Whisper Away From Collapse.
April 30, 1945. News on eventual capitulation of Nazi government. Russians take Berlin. German cities come under Allied occupation. Allied Armies reach Dachau concentration camp. Heinrich Himmler assumes head of German government, negotiates surrender terms. War in Europe on the verge of being over. Read more...
April 18, 1941 - "Yugoslavia Has Ceased To Exist".
April 18, 1941 - Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany. Balkans come under Nazi control. Greece next. British bombers raid Germany. German bombers raid Britain. British public opinion runs against government action. Capitol Hill - Senators accused of trying to get deferments for sons and constituents. Soft Coal strike continues. Bills introduced to prevent strikes in Defense industries. Anticipated heated argument over Convoy Bill. Read more...
Apri 12, 1973 - Struggling At Home - Struggling Abroad.
April 12, 1973 - U.S. protests PLO "Hate America" broadcasts. Fighting in Lebanon. Funeral for Four PLO guerrillas slain by Israeli Commandos. Dismantling of OEO declared illegal. Nixon consulting with Alexander Haig over worsening situation in Cambodia. Pentagon reports no more POW/MIA's likely alive in Southeast Asia. Two planes collide near San Francisco, killing 16. Read more...