(Monday, November 17, 1947, at 1:30 p.m. EST; during the Second Red Scare and the Cold War) — President Harry S. Truman, in an address to a special session of Congress, asked Congress today for authority to impose price controls, consumer rationing and wage controls in limited areas of the national economy (click here to listen to Truman’s address). Continue reading President Truman demands pay and price controls 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 17 1947)
Video: '11/17/1967: LBJ on Vietnam War'
(Friday, November 17, 1967, 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. EST; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — Acting on optimistic reports by General William Westmoreland and U.S. Ambassador to South Vietnam Ellsworth Bunker, President Lyndon Johnson said today at a press conference that his advisers had assured him that the war in Vietnam was going well, in response to a reporter’s question, and that it was a different kind of conflict. Continue reading ‘We are making progress’ says LBJ on Vietnam War 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 17 1967)