Monthly Archives: January 2016

President Bush says U.S. must cut reliance on oil in SOTU message 10 years ago this hour (Jan 31 2006)

Video: 'George W. Bush - 2006 State of the Union Address: The American Presidency Project'

(Tuesday, January 31, 2006, 9:12 p.m. EST) — U.S. President George W. Bush offered the nation a modest menu of energy, health and education proposals and warned against the “false comfort of isolationism” tonight in a State of the Union address that sought to reassert his control over the nation’s agenda heading into a pivotal midterm election campaign.

Civil rights icon Coretta Scott King, 78, dies 10 years ago tonight (Jan 30 2006)

Video: 'IN REMEMBRANCE of Mrs.Coretta Scott King'

(Monday, January 30, 2006, late evening PST) — Coretta Scott King, known first as the wife of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., then as his widow, then as an avid proselytizer for his vision of racial peace and nonviolent social change, died today at a hospital in Rosarito Beach, Mexico. She was 78. Continue reading Civil rights icon Coretta Scott King, 78, dies 10 years ago tonight (Jan 30 2006)

SSgt. Barry Sadler performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour (Jan 30 1966)

Video: 'Ballad of the Green Berets - SSGT Barry Sadler [1966]'

(Sunday, January 30, 1966, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — SSgt. Barry Sadler performed “Ballad of the Green Berets” on tonight’s live edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City.

George H.W. Bush sworn in as CIA director 40 years ago this hour (Jan 30 1976)

(Friday, January 30, 1976, 11:02 a.m. EST) — George H.W. Bush, with President Gerald Ford in attendance, was sworn in today as the 11th Director of Central Intelligence (replacing William Colby) to head the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, recently rocked by a series of revelations, including those based on investigations by the Church Committee regarding illegal and unauthorized activities.

Elvis Presley records Carl Perkins’ ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ in New York City 60 years ago this hour (Jan 30 1956)

Video: 'Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes'

(Monday, January 30, 1956, at around 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. EST) — Elvis Presley, 21, recorded a cover version of Carl Perkins’ “Blue Suede Shoes” today during a seven-hour session at the RCA Studio, 155 E. 24th Street in New York City.

Three other tunes were recorded this day, including “My Baby Left Me,” “One-Sided Love Affair,” and “So Glad You’re Mine.”