Video: 'Total War Mobilization Asked By FDR; Nazi War Plant 1945/1/8'
(Saturday, January 6, 1945, 10:00 p.m. EWT) — In his annual State of the Union address, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt called for early enactment of a national service act and for compulsory military training of youth after the war.
As a corollary, he held out the prospect of achieving in 1945 a decisive victory in Europe, the final “closing in on Japan” and the start of “the organization of world peace.”
Video: 'Mississippi Burning Conviction News Coverage'
(Thursday, January 6, 2005) — The most infamous unresolved case from America’s civil rights struggle four decades ago – the 1964 abduction and killing of three voter-registration volunteers by nightriders on a lonely rural road in Mississippi – was revived tonight with the arrest of a longtime leader of the Ku Klux Klan, the authorities announced. Continue reading First murder charge in ’64 civil rights killings of three 10 years ago today (Jan 6 2005)
(Thursday, January 6, 1955, 12:30 p.m. EST; during the Cold War) — In his annual State of the Union address, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower laid his legislative program before the new Democratic-controlled Congress today with a plea for harmony and a solemn warning that this is a year of trial in the world’s wavering course toward durable peace or atomic holocaust.
Video: 'Presidential Love Letters'
(Saturday, January 6, 1945) — Future U.S. President George H.W. Bush, 20, married Barbara Pierce, 19, today at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye, New York, only weeks after his return from the Pacific.
Video: 'Wheel of Fortune: Lou, Allan & Jackie (1979)' (3 videos)
(Monday, January 6, 1975, 10:30 a.m. EST) — The original version of Wheel of Fortune, hosted by Chuck Woolery and Susan Stafford, premiered today on NBC-TV.
Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 11' (Battle of Phuoc Long at 23:06)
(Monday, January 6, 1975, 8:00 p.m. local time; during the Battle of Phuoc Long, part of Vietnam War, the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — After a week-long siege, North Vietnamese forces today overran and captured Phuoc Binh, the encircled capital of Phuoc Long Province.
North Vietnamese launched the battle on Dec. 12, 1974, to to see the U.S. government would actually uphold former President Richard Nixon’s promises of military retaliation.