Daily Archives: January 11, 2012

‘The Ninety-Second War’ episode (part 1) airs on ‘Hawaii Five-0’ 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: 'The Ninety-Second War' (part 1 of 1)

(Tuesday, January 11, 1972, 8:30 p.m. ET) — McGarrett is framed in an elaborate set up by Wo Fat, and has to contend with a foreign double amongst other problems on tonight’s episode of the CBS-TV police procedural drama Hawaii Five-0. Continue reading ‘The Ninety-Second War’ episode (part 1) airs on ‘Hawaii Five-0’ 40 years ago this hour (1972)

Kennedy maps vigorous plan of action 50 years ago today (1962)

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Video: JFK addresses the economy

(Thursday, January 11, 1962) — U.S. President John F. Kennedy asked for tariff-slashing powers in laying before Congress today a massive legislative program he described as keyed to “fulfill the world’s hope by fulfilling our own faith.” Continue reading Kennedy maps vigorous plan of action 50 years ago today (1962)

Lincoln accepts Cameron’s resignation as Sec. of War 150 years ago today (1861)


Video: Lincoln fires Cameron (at 9:02)

(Saturday, January 11, 1862, during the American Civil War) — U.S. President Abraham Lincoln today accepted the resignation of Secretary of War Simon Cameron and indicated that he would name him Minister to Russia (Cameron would continue to serve as Secretary of War until Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1862).

Cameron and his department have been under considerable criticism for fraudulent actions and general incompetence.