Selected Audio Clips by Date
January 6, 1918
The Allied Forces took Bellau Wood, France back from the Germans in a battle that cost the lives of 285 American officers and 7,600 enlisted men. The battle was led by General J.J. Pershing, known admiringly as Black Jack.
January 11, 1978
The original Morris the Cat died at age 17.
January 16, 1991
The US Air Force began massive attacks on Iraq in response to Iraq's takeover of Kuwait in August of 1990.
January 30, 1882
Franklin D. Roosevelt, America's 35th president, was born.
January 26, 1880
General Douglas MacArthur was born.
January 28, 1986
Space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after liftoff, killing all aboard, including teacher-in-space Christa McAuliffe.
January 20, 1880
Claude William Dukenfield was born; aka W.C. Fields, comedian, actor.
February 9, 1964
73 million watched as the Beatles made their first US TV appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
February 20, 1962
John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth.
February 21, 1988
Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart vacated his ministry after the revelation of a relationship with a prostitute.
March 4, 1933
Referring to the Depression in his inauguration address, Franklin D. Roosevelt declared, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
March 6, 1981
Walter Cronkite retired from "The CBS Evening News."
March 19, 1929
"Amos and Andy" debuted on network radio.
March 28, 1979
A major radiation leak occurred in the Unit 2 reactor at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant in Pennsylvania.
March 30, 1932
Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to make a solo crossing of the Atlantic.
April 1, 1934
Short-subject stars the Three Stooges split from Ted Healy and began a prolific career at Columbia Pictures.
April 3, 1968
Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. seemed to predict his assassination in a speech at the Masonic Temple in Memphis. He was shot and killed at his motel the next evening.
April 19, 1993
The ATF siege at the Davidian cult compound in Waco, Texas ended in disaster.
April 19, 1995
A terrorist bomb exploded in Oklahoma City, destroying the Murrah Federal Building and killing 168 people, including 19 children.
April 20, 1999
Two students killed 12 others, a faculty member and themselves at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.
May 1, 2011
Terrorism leader Osama Bin Laden was killed by US Navy Seals at a mansion in Pakistan.
May 4, 1970
Ohio National Guard troops killed four Kent State University students who were protesting the US invasion of Cambodia.
May 6, 1937
Interest in zeppelin travel ended with the explosion of the Hindenberg as it approached its mooring mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey.
May 18, 1980
Mount St. Helens erupted, killing 57, blowing over a forest and spreading thick ash eastward across Washington and Oregon.
May 21, 1927
Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris, completing the first solo flight across Atlantic.
May 22, 1992
Johnny Carson stepped down from "The Tonight Show" after 30 years.
May 29, 1917
John F. Kennedy, 35th US president, was born. He was assassinated November 22nd, 1963.
June 5, 1968
Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated after winning the presidential primary election in California.
June 8, 1995
U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady was rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia six days after he was shot down by Serbs while patroling a no-fly zone.
June 12, 1994
When Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were found brutally murdered, L.A. Police said O.J. Simpson was their #1 suspect.
June 18, 1983
Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.
July 2, 1964
President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act.
July 16, 1999
John F. Kennedy, Jr., his wife and sister-in-law were killed when the plane he was piloting crashed off the coast of Massachusetts.
July 17, 1996
TWA flight #800 exploded off Long Island.
July 20, 1969
Neil Armstrong became the first Earthling to step on the moon, calling it, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
August 12, 1877
Thomas Edison made his first successful phonograph recording.
August 18, 1969
The Woodstock festival began in upstate New York.
August 16, 1977
Tennessee Governor Ray Blanton commented on the death of Elvis Presley at Graceland.
August 17, 1998
President Bill Clinton admitted having an affair with intern Monica Lewinsky
September 5, 1975
A follower of Charles Manson attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford in Sacramento.
September 9, 1956
Elvis minus pelvis: Presley was shown from the waste up on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Charles Laughton was the guest host.
September 11, 2001
President George W. Bush addressed the nation on the terrorist attacks on New York & Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1995
O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman. He was later found liable for the deaths in a civil court.
October 4, 1957
The USSR launched "Sputnik," the first man-made earth satellite.
October 27, 1858
Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US president, was born.
October 29, 1998
77-year-old John Glenn, who was the first US astronaut to orbit the earth, returned to space aboard the shuttle Discovery.
October 30, 1938
Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater players panicked America with the broadcast of "War Of The Worlds."
November 2, 1920
Westinghouse's KDKA in Pittsburgh signed on as the first commercial radio station.
November 17, 1973
Addressing managing editors of the Associated Press, President Richard Nixon denied all knowledge of the Watergate break-in.
November 24, 1963
Jack Ruby shot accused JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
December 8, 1980
John Lennon was murdered by a deranged fan while entering his apartment in New York City.
December 19, 1990
Lifeline's "I've fallen and I can't get up" commercial first aired.