Remembering the tireless and eloquent Statesman.
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While news for this July 19th in 1965 continued concnerning the on-going War in Vietnam, with fighting from the previous day being considered some of the worst since Korea or World War 2, it was also news of the burial of former Presidential Candidate, Governor and United Nations Delegate Adlai Stevenson.
Stevenson, whose sudden death from a massive heart attack while in London, sent shock waves throughout the world. A former Governor of Illinois to become Democratic candidate for President twice – in 1952 and 1956 and was considered for a vice-Presidential slot in the 1960 election, he probably made the most lasting impression as UN Delegate from the U.S. in the early 1960s. His famous showdown with the Soviet Union over the Cuban Missile Crisis has gone on to become one of the defining moments in our Cold War history.
But all of that was over and in the past as Adlai Stevenson was finally laid to rest in a private burial in Bloomington Illinois, while a memorial ceremony was to be held simultaneously in the large Assembly Hall at the UN.
Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, The Senate Foreign Relations Committee continued closed-hearings over the U.S. involvement with regards to the revolt in the Dominican Republic.
On the Civil Rights front – 26 year old Black activist Joe Gatlin was being held on charges he fired shots at a car full of White men in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Described as a member of the militant group Deacons of Defense and Justice, Gatlin was booked for attempted murder along with three other suspects.
And that’s just a portion of what went on this july 19th in 1965, as reported by Dallas Townsend on The CBS World News Roundup.
And always a little something to remind you.
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Further evidence that history on any particular day isn’t about one earth-shifting event, but a series of seemingly inconsequential ones that creep up from time to time and take center stage without anybody looking.
On this June 4th in 1961 it was about the upcoming Vienna Summit with Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khruschev and President Kennedy. Fresh from his wildly successful meetings with DeGaulle in Paris, the Vienna talks were being looked-forward to, not so much that a Kennedy-Khruschev meeting was much-anticipated, but that JFK was prepared for any eventuality or curve balls tossed by the Soviets.
But the story wasn’t all about Vienna. The Dominican Republic was a factor as was our entire Latin America policy, now that Cuba was posing something of a thorn in the side of American diplomacy. The Popularity Contest for Hearts and Minds was well underway in the Southern Hemisphere.
And while the President was jetting around Europe, the grumblings of party politics were bubbling up at home, with William Miller as newly-appointed head of The Republican Party vowing to take back Congress in 1962 with a slate of off-year elections pending. 1962 would also be pivotal for the GOP as it would be the first glimpse of the new far-right wing of Barry Goldwater staging a power-grab for seats in the House.
And speculation was underway regarding the lofty prediction only a few days earlier by the President to put a man on the Moon by the end of the decade. The $31 billion price tag seemed too steep for some, who argued it was not feasible to accomplish something so bold in that short a time.
History would unfold. And the seemingly impossible became reality. Because history is just like that.
And that’s how it rolled, for this 4th day of June in 1961, as presented by several correspondents via the News In Review feature over NBC Radio.
The pro and anti Shah tug-of-war got crazy.
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With no end in sight and protests continuing and becoming more violent, the situation in Iran on this day in 1979 was anything but resolved. The Pro and Anti-Shah factions were battling it out in the streets and it was only escalating with each passing day. As of this day, the scheduled arrival in Tehran of the Ayatollah Khomeni from Paris was being delayed until Sunday.
Meanwhile, the rest of the news on this January 25th in 1979 came mostly from Capitol Hill with reports on President Jimmy Carter sending Congress his annual Economic message where he stressed that reducing inflation must be the nation’s top priority. Federal Reserve Board Chairman G. William Miller called for austerity measures to be put in place for a time in order to beat inflation. Miller was testifying before the House Budget Committee. The Pentagon, on the other hand, was asking for a record $112 billion dollar Defense budget, saying the Soviet Union was the reason why and he considered even that amount for defense somewhat austere. Needless to say, the Budget battle was going to be a long one for 1979.
Elsewhere in the world – Labor troubles were plaguing Britain and Parliament was being dragged into the fracas over what was termed a deteriorating economic and industrial situation. Pope John Paul II left the Vatican for a tour of The Dominican Republic and Mexico for his first tour of the region since his Pontificate. Middle-East Peace talks were continuing, and continuing, and continuing.
And weather was also in the news, with a record cold wave hitting the mid-west.
All that, and a whole lot more for this January 25, 1979 as reported by The CBS World News Roundup, CBS News On The Hour and Walter Cronkite’s News and Analysis.
July 1965. Described by many as the turning point.
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In what was described by commanders in the field as the worst fighting since The Korean War, the war in Vietnam took a new and deadly turn, this day in July, 1965. Despite attempts by The Pentagon to downplay the severity of the situation, the writing was on the wall that our role in Vietnam was going to be long and protracted one. With that in mind, Congress voted to increase Military Pay, asking for considerably more than President Johnson requested.
In other news – reports from Cape Kennedy indicated the flight of Gemini 5 was on schedule and ready for its planned August launch. Since July 19th came on a Monday in 1965, it was also reported that the Maritime Strike had now entered its sixth week and concerns were voiced that this would have a direct effect on the shipping of Military supplies to Vietnam.
Meanwhile, word came that former South Korean President Singman Rhee had passed away at the age of 90. From Athens came word of a power struggle developing in the Greek government and that violence was threatened. On Capitol Hill, hearings were underway regarding the recently contained situation in the Dominican Republic.
A dispute was developing in diplomatic relations between the U.S. and France over alleged spy plane activity over French Nuclear facilities.The Indian government expressed fear that a wave of Communist influence was spreading throughout India as the result of recent economic troubles in that country.
And private funeral services were held in Bloomington Illinois for Adlai Stevenson, while memorial tributes were underway at the United Nations in New York.
So went this July 19th, 1965 as reported on The CBS World News Roundup with Dallas Townsend.