News of this day (September 22) in 1948. Berlin Airlift and increased Cold War tensions between the Allies and the Soviet Union. Campaign '48 gets underway with Dewey in New Mexico and Truman in Nevada. HUAC hearings over Atomic secrets. Governor Long calls emergency session of the Legislature to reinstate Truman on ballot over objections of State Rights/Dixiecrats who want Strom Thurmond on the ballot instead. And Tito's Yugoslavia has declared all raising of pigs to be done by the State and all Pork production to be controlled by the State.
News of the day for August 3, 1948 - The Cold War and the Berlin Airlift. Rumors of Stalin being in charge. Red Scare in U.S. government with Whittaker Chambers Hearings going on. Despite Cold War stance, still active trade between Soviet Union and U.S. and the Olympics continue in London with new records being set almost daily.
(Ernst Reuter - first Mayor of Postwar Berlin - no easy gig) With the 20th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Wall coming up, I've been running t