Usually, when you mention a President's name in a speech, especially when conveying a message of some sort, you get a round of applause. Not this time. Whoops.
A bomb disposal team has detonated an American bomb left over from World War II found in the German city of Munich.
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.
Weekend Gallimaufry - Stranded On An Ice Floe in 1938 - A group of Russian scientists, studying the Arctic, were stranded on an ice floe and adrift for several months before finally being rescued before the ice floe broke apart. Interviews with the scientists who took part in the expedition. Shortwave from Moscow - March 23, 1938.
February 14, 1994 - The Sarajevo ceasefire holding. Fighting breaks out in Bosnia. U.S.-Japan Trade war looming. Pres. Clinton meets with Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev over nuclear proliferation. U.S. speed skater Dan Jansen fails to win medal. Extreme security at Lillehamer for Winter Olympics. Paul McCartney calls British tabloid Beatles reunion rumors "rubbish".
The wingosphere is flipping out over an explosive Elliot Abrams piece in which he lambastes Newt Gingrich for his vituperative assaults on Ronald Reagan back in the '80s. Abrams writes that, while the Reagan administration was battling Congressional
This day in history - September 27, 1938 and the famous "Gas Mask Speech" by Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain regarding the crisis over Czechoslovakia.
Newstalgia Reference Room - The Czech crisis of September 1938 - news reports regarding the German desire to annex Czechoslovakia.