Tag Archives: Richard Nixon

Jan. 10, 1959: Nixon Was Born … in a Hospital?

Jan. 10, 1959: This was a fun, strange story. Art Ryon claimed that Richard Nixon’s mother said he was born in a hospital, not at home. Later this was strongly denied and Bela Kornitzer, in “The Real Nixon,”  went out … Continue reading

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May 29, 1947: Richard Nixon to Summon Movie Figures to Testify on Communist Influences in Hollywood

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. WASHINGTON—A full-dress investigation to learn the extent of Communist infiltration of the Hollywood film industry and whether Federal officials or agencies encouraged production of motion pictures … Continue reading

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Conservatives Sexually Frustrated, UCLA Daily Bruin Says

Sept. 26, 1943: The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen ends its strike against the Pacific Electric, with workers returning to their jobs at 2 a.m. Their first task is to untangle a “freight jam which had threatened to undermine the entire … Continue reading

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Nov. 1, 1957

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Inklings of Camelot

Aug. 11, 1957 Princeton, N.J. I’ve intentionally avoided politics so far, but hindsight is a wonderful way to judge 50-year-old attempts to forecast the future, in this case, the 1960 presidential election. Let’s see how George Gallup did with the … Continue reading

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JFK’s Pulitzer

  Times book critic Robert R. Kirsch is less than impressed with the Pulitzer awarded to Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) for "Profiles in Courage, calling it "a rather astonishing choice." "Courage" was an interesting book and well worth reading, … Continue reading

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