Video: 'President Jimmy Carter - University of Notre Dame Commencement'
(Sunday, May 22, 1977, 3:25 p.m. EDT) — In a commencement address delivered today at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana, President Jimmy Carter reaffirmed his commitment to human rights as a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy and disparaged the “inordinate fear of communism which once led us to embrace any dictator who joined us in that fear” (click here to watch an extended clip of the address). Continue reading President Carter stresses commitment to human rights 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 22 1977)
Video: 'Headquarters [Deluxe Edition]' (first 14 videos comprise the original album)
(Monday, May 22, 1967) — Headquarters, the third studio album issued by The Monkees and the first with substantial songwriting and instrumental performances by members of the group itself, rather than by session musicians and professional songwriters, was released today in the U.S. Continue reading ‘Headquarters’ album by The Monkees released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 22 1967)
Video: 'American Experience Truman 2' (May 22, 1947, at 22:06)
(Thursday, May 22, 1947, 8:00 a.m. CDT; during the Cold War) — With a pledge that the United States will act, as well as talk, in support of the United Nations, U.S. President Harry S. Truman today signed the Greek-Turkish aid bill, providing $400 million in military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece and implementing the Truman Doctrine to fight the spread of communism. Continue reading President Truman signs bill implementing doctrine to fight spread of communism 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 22 1947)