Newstalgia Reference Room - May 31, 1957 - Commentary from Cedric Foster on the visit of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer to Washington and relations between the two countries in the midst of the Cold War and upcoming German elections.
May 31, 1942. Reports on massive and devastating raid over Cologne and new RAF bombing policy. Germans claim retaking Kharkov. Fighting in Libya continues. Rommel aiming to take Tobruk, and attempting to cut off British supply lines at Suez. German Spring offensive starts. Former U.S. Production Chief during World War 1, Bernard Baruch, assumes role again. Mexico Declaration of War against Axis now target of sabotage.
News of the day for May 31, 1978. Skyrocketing inflation. Consumer prices suffer a hefty increase. NATO summit decries Communist involvement in Africa. Brezhnev reacts. Zaire fighting continues with French and Belgian troops while first contingent of Moroccan peacekeepers arrive. UN extends peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights. Tuition Tax Credits proposed by Congress. Italian Opera rocked by financial scandal. And Knee-Capping comes to Berlin.
(Rashomon - how many ways to interpret an event? Can we count them?) With the events in the Middle East of the last 24 hours, and reading the com