March 14, 1984 - The Political Horse Race Season. Super Tuesday results. Gary Hart wins big. Mondale still the front runner. George McGovern drops out. Atlantic City New Jersey Mayor Michael Matthews recalled. James "Cowboy" Avery put to death in Texas - 3 more scheduled to go in March. Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams shot and wounded by unknown assassin. Capitol Hill: Senate proposes to expand spending on Military aid to El Salvador while expanding funding for CIA war in Nicaragua. A ceasefire in Beirut appears to be holding.
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.
March 6, 1948 - The Cold War and The Filibuster. Reports of communists infiltrating West German labor unions. Coup in Czechoslovakia. Palestine Partition left up to U.S. and USSR. Filibuster heating up on Capitol Hill, being led by Dixiecrats against Civil Rights legislation. Three Power Conference on Germany held in London without Soviet Union. Harry Bridges ousted as CIO President.
News of January 20, 1980 and the week past. Carter White House inching closer to calling Boycott of Summer Olympic games in Moscow, getting sporadic support from allies. Soviet Afghanistan incursion now going through Public Relations phase, starting with kicking out US reporters, following in the steps of Iran's expulsion of foreign journalists. Final dispatches filed say growing unrest with Khomeni regime. United Nations votes unanimously to condemn Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and Justice William O. Douglas dies.
Newsr regarding the second day of riots in Cairo and military crackdown on Tahrir Square protesters. One year anniversary of the death of Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia, flashpoint for the Arab Spring protests. African singer Cesaria Evore dubbed "The Barefoot Diva" has died at age 70.
News of the day for October 25, 1951 - The British Elections taking front and center stage. In other news, Korean War ceasefire talks continuing, Premier Mossadegh in Washington for talks regarding the Iranian/British Oil dispute and British embargo. Cost of living increasing.
News of this day (October 24, 1962) centered completely around the goings on at the United Nations. Here is a half-hour portion of news from that day.
News of this day in history - October 14, 1986 - Human Rights activist, author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Reagan and Gorbachev conclude talks in Reykjavik, death toll in El Salvador earthquake at 1,000 and climbing and Soviet troops launch a major offensive near Kabul, Afghanistan.
News of the day for October 10, 1975 - Israel returns Sinai oil fields to Egypt. Pres. Ford lifts gain embargo against Poland, but not Soviet Union. Bumper U.S. crop of corn and wheat. Tax and spending cuts debate in Senate. Anti-Busing protests force Ford to postpone appearance in Louisville. Lebanon fighting escalates, asks PLO for help. And Russian denounces Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov.
News of the day for September 28, 1970 - news of the death of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser from a heart attack at the age of 52. News and reactions to his death and its implications for the Middle East. Nixon visit Rome. Kent State re-opens for the new semester. Author John dos Pasos, is dead at 74.
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