News of the day for June 7,1947. Boston Mayor James M. Curley files petition for Presidential pardon amidst Mail Fraud scandal. Eva Peron chats it up with Pope Pius XII for 27 minutes. Gen. MacArthur wants Okinawa and neighboring islands in U.S. possession. Ethiopia blasts Marshall Plan for leaving out Africa. Capitol Hill calling for halt to oil exports in lieu of domestic oil shortage. And the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers target St. Louis with raging flood waters. And it was 100 degrees in Paris.
News reports on the scene during the great Ohio and Mississippi River floods of 1937.
Those floods along the Mississippi River that have already displaced thousands of people are predicted to get even worse in the coming weeks: The swollen Mississippi River carried its dangers of flooding and damage into the Delta on Wednesday
(The Paris Economic Conference of June 1947 - an endless drone of hammering things out) [media id=17351] Not one of the more exciting days in hist