April 10, 1979 - Tornadoes tear up Mid-West, leaving 59 dead. Truckers Strike in tentative settlement. Steel Workers strike. Tanzania troops take Uganda Capital of Kampala, end of Idi Amin regime. Begin calls Sadat to discuss "personal matters". Iran Executes 13 by firing squad. Tests around 3 Mile Island Nuclear facility prove negative. 41 days of testimony in Marvin vs. Marvin case ends.
March 7, 1978. Sharp divide among Israelis about settlements in Arab territories. Coal Miners Strike. Carter invoking Taft-Hartley to settle strike. Panama Canal Treaty debate continues. Rhodesia border clashes with Zambia. Cairo looking to Washington for leadership in Middle-East Peace talks. Kuwait Oil Minister seeks boost in prices. Larry Flynt recovering from surgery following shooting. Mid-West feeling effects of Coal Strike.
January 16, 1975 - this day in history. Recession getting worse. GNP drops 9.1%, worst since 1958. Inflation rose 13%, worst since 1947. Calls for Gas Rationing. Soviet Union says detente not dead, just wounded. CIA Hearings continue. Ford Auto to offer rebates on new cars. Israel/Lebanon border skirmishes. Middle East Peace feelers continue. News Analyst Eric Sevareid on world reaction to Economy.
News of the day, this day in history for January 10, 1978. Massive Cold front grips half the United States from Midwest to Eastern Seaboard. Shah of Iran flies to Saudi Arabia to lobby for Egyptian Middle East Peace initiative. Rhodesia violence. Soviet Soyuz 27 is launched to meet up with Soyuz 26. Supreme Court convenes and hears an avalanche of cases. Justice William Brennan has Cancer.
News for the week ending November 2, 1975 - New York default. Fighting escalates in Beirut. Terrorist bombing in London restaurant. Anwar Sadat visits Washington for first time. Busing issue flares up. Karen Ann Quinlan and the right to die. Spain's Francisco Franco near death and the Senate begins hearings on the Intelligence community's domestic spying practices.
News of the day for June 8, 1967 - Day Four of the Six Day War and everyone going into overdrive trying to broker a peace settlement, amidst a flurry of finger pointing and accusations.
News of the day for March 10,1979 - Pres. Carter visits Egypt, women in Iran protest clothing restrictions, China-Vietnam war continues, fighting in Uganda, Corsican Terrorists set off series of bombs in banks and Progressive Magazine creates uproar over plans to publish article "How to build an H-Bomb" .
Gamel Abdul Nasser - considered by many to be the glue that held the Middle East together. Editors Note: A Repost from October 2010 with added relevance. When Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser died suddenly at 52 on September 28, 1970 it
Newstalgia Reference Room - with the recent developments in Egypt and the massive protests in Cairo and throughout the country calling for the overthrow of the government of Hosni Mubarak, I'm reminded of how Mubarak first came to power - the result of the assassination of then-President Anwar Sadat on October 7, 1981.