News of the day, this day in history. Temporarily knocking the events of War off the front page was the story of the horrific fire at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston, killing almost 500 patrons, making one of the worst domestic fires in U.S. history. And the war went on.
News of the day for June 17, 1942 - News reports from all the war fronts, with most news not that good. Australia downright grim over the prospects of getting out of the war in one piece. Rubber Drives going in full swing with millions of tons of used rubber showing up everywhere, but especially in Utah. FDR calls for total physical fitness for America and calls for closing red-light districts around army bases. That wasn't the physical fitness he had in mind.
News of the day for March 30, 1942 - War news on all fronts. The Raid on St. Nazaire, Russian advances, Fighting in Burma, U.S. Troops in Australia. News on proposed autonomy for India after the war. Martin Dies accuses committee chaired by VP Wallace of harboring Communists.
Nights At The Roundtable with the inimitable Brian Jones, founding member of The Rolling Stones whose birthday is today (February 28, 1942) - yes, it would have been Number 69 . . .but who's counting?
News of the day for January 27, 1942 - war news in the Pacific, on the Eastern Front and reports from London.
Sunday Gramophone - Gould: Latin American Symphonette - Rochester Philharmonic Conducted By Jose Iturbi - 1944
(Morton Gould - Americana took up the cause of Latin Americana before World War 2) In all fairness, Aron Copland did create something of stir and a
(Mayor LaGuardia - Lightin' up one for Labor) Well . . . .there was a war going on. LaGuardia: “Monday is Labor Day. And that of course brings a
Filmsite.org: Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) is one of Hollywood's greatest, grandest and slickest musicals. The nostalgic, shamelessly-patriotic, ente
Loyalty: [In the Hamdan decision,] Justice Thomas refers to Justice Stevens' "unfamiliarity with the realities of warfare"; but Stevens ser
...So, like, Senator Rick Santorum, representing the batshit insane people of Pennsylvania, he of the famous "fags-and-dog-fuckers-are-the-same" line
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