April 18, 1941 - Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany. Balkans come under Nazi control. Greece next. British bombers raid Germany. German bombers raid Britain. British public opinion runs against government action. Capitol Hill - Senators accused of trying to get deferments for sons and constituents. Soft Coal strike continues. Bills introduced to prevent strikes in Defense industries. Anticipated heated argument over Convoy Bill.
April 17, 1994 - Bosnian Serbs agree to end siege of Gorazde. Peacekeepers take up positions. Bosnians release hostages. 17 year old to be tried as adult in murder of 3 co-workers. Midwest floods recede, except in Olive Branch Illinois. Minnie Pearl becomes first female comic inducted in the National Comedy Hall of Fame.
April 3, 1941 - News of the War in Europe. Count Teleki of Hungary reportedly commits suicide. Italian forces in Middle East suffer large air loses for the month of March. U.S. seizes Italian ships. Yugoslavia bracing for German invasion. Americans rounded up for questioning in Berlin. Capitol Hill calls for curb against strikes.
March 28, 1958. Khruschev shuffles government. House Appropriations votes to give Ike authority to spend 1959 budget in 1958. Walter Reuther testifies before Senate Rackets Committee. Senate appropriates funds for Civil Rights Commission. U.S. Military aid to Yugoslavia ends on this day. VW workers in Germany stage one hour strike over calls to arm German Military with nuclear weapons.
March 22, 1941 - Day 567 of the War in Europe. German raids on Plymouth England for 2nd night in a row. RAF Bombers attack German submarine bases in Occupied France. British people feel RAF attacks not severe enough. Germans constructing submarine base in Far East. U.S. Navy to convoy War supplies across Atlantic. Big question is Yugoslavia will join Axis or not. Conscientious Objectors dealt harshly in Germany. Congress passes $4billion Military Appropriations Bill in four hours.
March 8, 1941. News of the day including British raid on the Norwegian island of Lofoten. Vote expected on Lease-Lend Bill. German reports sinking of British ships on the rise. German air attacks on Malta continue. Germany charges U.S. of attempting influence over Yugoslavia. Japanese Foreign Minister Matsuoka visits Berlin.
February 10, 1994 - a shaky ceasefire in Sarajevo four hours old. UN Peacekeepers and NATO troops skeptical and hopeful. Two members of the British Parliament and a British Aid Worker kidnapped in Somalia. Israel and PLO in partial agreement over autonomy issue in Gaza and Jericho. Tonya Hardings slaps $22 million lawsuit against the USOC for barring appearance at the Winter Olympics. Famed U of Oklahoma Coach Bud Wilkinson dies at 77.
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.
News for January 17, 1980. U.S. Journalists in Afghanistan and Iran were handed their walking papers and told to get on the first plane out of the country. Yugoslavia's Tito in failing health, nerves over possible Russian invasion. USSR calling up reserves as fierce resistance flares up in Kabul. Terrorist bombs go off in London. Day 75 of the U.S. Hostage Drama. UK's Thatcher recommends moving Olympics from Moscow to somewhere else. Shell Oil hikes gas prices $.05 for the second time in two weeks. Interferon is discovered and renewed calls for Legalization of Marijuana.
News of the day for December 1, 1981 - air crash in Corsica of Yugoslavian jet. Arms talks in Geneva. Student strike in Warsaw. Texas Immigration bill struck down. Congress to vote on Defense spending. The Economy. Same old - same old.
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