Video: '"KENNEDYS DON'T CRY" (1975)' (Kennedy selected as Ambassador to Great Britain at 9:06)
(Wednesday, December 8, 1937, evening EST) — At a time of rising tensions in Europe, President Franklin D. Roosevelt has decided to appoint Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Chairman of the Maritime Commission, as United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, taking up his post there the following March, The New York Times reported tonight. Continue reading FDR selects Joseph P. Kennedy as envoy to Britain 80 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 8 1937)
Video: 'President Reagan: Signing of the INF Treaty with Premier Gorbachev, December 8, 1987'
(Tuesday, December 8, 1987, 1:45 p.m. EST; during the Washington Summit, part of the Cold War) — With fervent calls for a new era of peaceful understanding, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), the first treaty reducing the size of their nations’ nuclear arsenals, today at the White House. Continue reading Reagan, Gorbachev sign missile treaty 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 8 1987)
Video: 'Sing This All Together (Remastered 2017 / Stereo)'
(Friday, December 8, 1967) — The Rolling Stones released Their Satanic Majesties Request, their sixth British studio album, today in Britain (Dec. 9, 1967 in the U.S.), which saw the band experimenting widely with a psychedelic sound. Continue reading The Rolling Stones release ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’ album 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 8 1967)