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The Incredible Century

The Incredible Century

1900-1999

       

Collects great historical speeches from 1900 to 1999. An entire century of history as traced through the people that lived and helped shape it.

Volume 1: 1900-1953

  • 1. Inventor Marconi Talks About Sending The First Transatlantic Radio Transmission – 1901 (recorded in 1936)
  • 2. The Double-Sided Record, New From The Columbia Graphophone Company, Offers Improved Sound - 1904
  • 3. Inventor Thomas Edison Announces The Age Of Electricity - 1908
  • 4. Commander Robert E. Peary Expounds On The Allure Of Arctic Exploration - 1909
  • 5. Survivor Gives Harrowing Account Of The R.M.S. Titanic Disaster – 1912 (recorded 1936)
  • 6. Presidential Candidate Woodrow Wilson Makes The Case For A Living Wage - 1912
  • 7. British Member Of Parliament Horatio Bottomley . 1915
  • 8. American Federation Of Labor President Samuel Gompers Explains U.S. Efforts In World War I - 1916
  • 9. Commander Of American Expeditionary Forces In France, General J.J. 'Black Jack' Pershing .- 1917
  • 10. Former Ambassador To Germany James Gerard Challenges German-Americans' Loyalty . - 1917
  • 13. Humorist Will Rogers Muses On His Entry In The 'Congressional Record' -1925
  • 14. Aviator Charles Lindbergh Reflects On The First-Ever Transatlantic Flight - 1927
  • 15. As The Threat Of War Once Again Looms Over Europe, Winston Churchill Asks 'What Are We To Do?' -1934
  • 16. Expatriate Author Henry Miller Reads From His Controversial Book 'Tropic Of Cancer' – 1934 (reading recorded 1969)
  • 17. Louisiana Senator Huey Long Criticizes The Current Roosevelt Administration - 1935
  • 18. Indian Leader Mohandas Gandhi Shares His Beliefs -
  • 19. President Franklin D. Roosevelt Visits Dust Bowl States . - 1936
  • 20. Physicist Albert Einstein Asserts That Modern Man Is Detached From The World Because Of Technology - 1936
  • 21. King Edward VIII Announces His Abdication Of The Throne 12/11/36
  • 22. News Coverage Of The Hindenburg Airship Disaster – 5/6/37
  • 23. The Man And The Mouse: Mickey Mouse Turns 10.- 1937
  • 24. Civil Rights Activist Asa Philip Randolph Pleas For Social And Racial Justice - 1937
  • 25. Aviator Howard Hughes And Crew Successfully Complete World's First Transglobal Flight – 7/15/38
  • 26. Sigmund Freud Discusses Psychoanalysis - 1938
  • 27. Dramatist And Critic George Bernard Shaw Defines The Pacifist Movement - 1938
  • 28. President Franklin D. Roosevelt Commemorates The Nations Of The World At New York World's Fair – 4/30/39
  • 29. Author Margaret Mitchell Expresses Gratitude Over Winning Pulitzer Prize For 'Gone With The Wind' - 1939
  • 30. Broadcaster Edward R. Murrow Reports Plans For The Evacuation Of Children From London – 8/31/39
  • 31. Nazi Germany Mounts Blitzkrieg Invasion Of Poland – 9/1/39
  • 32. Nazi Germany Denies Aggression Toward Poland, Claiming Self-Defense – 9/1/39
  • 33. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain Declares A State Of War - 9/3/39
  • 34. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler Condemns Polish Aggression Toward Germans – 9/3/39
  • 35. Italian Facist Leader Benito Mussolini Declares War On The Allied Powers – 6/10/40
  • 36. American Journalist William L. Shirer Reports On French Armistice Signing – 6/22/40
  • 37. Labor Leader John L. Lewis Supports Wendel Willkie For President- 10/25/40
  • 38. President Franklin D. Roosevelt Announces The First Peacetime Draft Lottery. -10/29/40
  • 39. President Franklin D. Roosevelt Declares War On Japan – 12/8/41
  • 40. Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia Publicizes The New Convenient New York- 9/1/42
  • 41. Announcement Of Allied Invasion Of North Africa – 11/8/42
  • 42. President Franklin D. Roosevelt Reports The Allied Armies Liberation Of Rome – 6/5/44
  • 43. First Allied Planes Leave England, Leading D-Day Invasion – 6/6/44
  • 44. Report Of U.S. Flag Raised Over Island Of Iwo Jima – 2/23/45
  • 45. Announcement Of Allied Forces Crossing The Rhine River – 3/8/45
  • 46. Report Of German Army's Unconditional Surrender In Italy – 4/29/45
  • 47. Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide – 4/30/45
  • 48. V-E Day Report Of German Surrender Ending The War In Europe – 5/7/45
  • 49. V-E Day Celebration In Times Square, New York City – 5/7/45
  • 50. President Harry Truman Signs The United Nations Charter -6/26/45
  • 51. Report Of The U.S. Having Dropped The Atomic Bomb On Hiroshima – 8/6/45
  • 52. V-J Day Report Of Japanese Surrender Ending The War In The Pacific – 8/14/45
  • 53. British Former Prime Minister Winston Churchill Declares Eastern Europe Behind An 'Iron Curtain' – 3/5/46
  • 54. U.S. Census Reveals Postwar Infant Population Boom – 4/1/47
  • 55. Secretary Of State George C. Marshall Announces Plan To Revitalize Postwar European Economy – 6/5/47
  • 56. Soviet Blockade Of Berlin Thwarted By U.S. Air Efforts - 1948
  • 57. United Nations Representative ABBA Eban Comments On Israel's Nationhood – 5/31/48
  • 58. President Harry Truman Mocks Naysayer Journalists In Election Victory Speech – 11/2/48
  • 59. White House Issues Statement That Soviet Union Has Atomic Bomb – 9/23/49
  • 60. Bobby Thompson Secures New York Giants National League Pennant Win With Game Winning Home Run – 10/3/51
  • 61. Baseball Great Joe DiMaggio Announces His Retirement – 12/11/51
  • 62. Vice-Presidential Candidate Richard M. Nixon delivers “Checkers Speech” – 9/23/52
  • 63. Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin Dies At Age 73. – 3/5/53

    Volume 2: 1953-1969

  • 1. Atomic Bomb Testing Continues – 3/17/53
  • 2. Coronation Of Queen Elizabeth II Of Great Britain – 6/2/53
  • 3. Julius And Ethel Rosenberg Are Denied Clemency – 6/19/53
  • 4. President Dwight D. Eisenhower Officially Announces End To Korean Conflict – 7/27/53
  • 5. Author Ray Bradbury Provides More Positive Outlook On Future Than His Book 'Farenheit 451' Suggests – 1954 (recorded 1958)
  • 6. President Dwight D. Eisenhower Assures There Will Be Further Development Of Polio Vaccine – 2/23/54
  • 7. Congressmen Provide Conflicting Viewpoints On School Desegregation – 5/17/54
  • 8. Senator Joseph McCarthy Presides At House Un-American Activities Commottee Hearings – 6/9/54
  • 9. New York Giants Manager Leo Durocher States Strong Leadership Is A Baseball Team's Top Asset - 1954
  • 10. Author Ernest Hemingway Delivers Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech – 12/10/54
  • 11. Cleveland Disc Jockey Alan Freed At The Top Of His Form Hosting 'The Moondog Show' - 1954
  • 12. Ensure Your Safety With The Purchase Of This Nuclear Survival Course Course Record Album. - 1954
  • 13. James Dean Discusses His Craft On The Set Of 'Rebel Without A Cause' -1954
  • 14. Music Experts Squabble Over Meaning Of Rock 'n' Roll – 7/56
  • 15. Yankees Pitcher Don Larsen Delivers His First 'Perfect Game' In World Series History – 10/8/56
  • 16. Hungarian Revolt Crushed By Soviets – 10/23/56
  • 17. What Do We Know About Cuban Revolutionary Fidel Castro? – 5/3/57
  • 18. Althea Gibson Became The First Black Athlete To Win Wimbeldon Tennis Championship. – 7/6/57
  • 19. President Dwight D. Eisenhower Denounces Arkansas Efforts To Enforce School Segregation. – 9/24/57
  • 20. Black Politician Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Speaks Out On Notion Of Freedom. - 1957
  • 21. United States Successfully Launches First Orbiting Satellite – 1/31/58
  • 22. Author Lorraine Hansberry Discusses Her Play 'a Raisin In The Sun' – 3/11/59
  • 23. Nasa Introduces First Seven 'Astronauts' For Project Mercury – 4/9/59
  • 24. Cuban Premier Fidel Castro Visits U.S. For First Time – 4/17/59
  • 25. Author Allen Ginsberg And Anthropologist Margaret Mead Discuss Origins Of The Term 'Beat Generation - 1959
  • 26. Presidential Candidates John F. Kennedy And Richard M. Nixon Square Off In Televised Debate – 10/13/60
  • 27. President-Elect John F. Kennedy Wins Narrow-Margin Victory – 11/8/60
  • 28. President Dwight D. Eisenhower Delivers 'Military Industrial Complex' Farewell Speech – 1/18/61
  • 29. President John F. Kennedy Addresses Nation With Inaugural Speech – 1/20/61
  • 30. Bay Of Pigs Invasion Denounced At United Nations Address – 4/17/61
  • 31. Federal Communications Comission Chairman Newton Minow Decries Television As A 'Vast Wasteland' – 5/61
  • 32. The Birth Of The Berlin Wall – 8/13/61
  • 33. Launch Of 'Telstar' Satellite Ushers In Age Of High-Speed Communication Technology – 7/10/62
  • 34. Author John Steinbeck Discusses Winning Nobel Prize For Literature – 12/10/62
  • 35. Debut Of World's First Talking/Singing Computer - 1962
  • 36. President John F. Kennedy Visits The Berlin Wall And Rallies Anti-Communist Support – 6/26/63
  • 37. President John F. Kennedy Is Assassinated – 11/22/63
  • 38. JFK Assassination Suspect Lee Harvey Oswald Is Shot – 11/24/63
  • 39. North Vietnamese Vessels Attack U.S. Navy In Gulf Of Tonkin – 8/4/64
  • 40. Activist Mario Savio Speaks Out On UC Berkeley 'Educational Tyranny'- 9/64
  • 41. Reports Confirm Khruschev ouster from Kremlin – 10/16/64
  • 42. Activist Whitney Young Talks In Selma, Alabama On The Importance Of The Black Vote - 3/25/65
  • 43. Racial Violence Breaks Out In Watts District Of Los Angeles – 8/11/65
  • 44. Vietnamese Radio 'Hanoi Hannah' Broadcasts To U.S. Troops - 1966
  • 45. Dr. Christiaan Barnard Performs First Human Heart Transplant – 12/3/67
  • 46. Israeli Foreign Minister Golda Meir Articulates Israel's Need For Peace – 6/67
  • 47. Senator Robert Kennedy Announces Presidential Candidacy – 3/16/68
  • 48. President Lyndon B. Johnson Declines Nomination For Reelection – 3/31/68
  • 49. Martin Luther King, Jr. Stirs Memphis Audience With 'Mountain Top' Speech – 4/3/68
  • 50. Senator Robert Kennedy Is Assassinated – 6/5/68
  • 51. Soviets Invade Czechoslovakia – 8/20/68
  • 52. Riots Break Out At 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention – 8/28/68
  • 53. Apollo 8 Astronauts Conduct Christmas Eve Broadcast – 12/24/68
  • 54. Mickey Mantle Gives Farewell Speech To Yankees Fans – 3/1/69
  • 55. Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong Broadcasts Man's First Steps On The Moon – 67/20/69
  • 56. Beatle Paul McCartney Refutes Rumors Of His Death - 10/21/69
  • 57. Thousands Of Protesters Show Support On Vietnam Moratorium Day – 11/15/69
  • 58. Vice President Spiro Agnew Lashes Out Against 'The Media Elite' – 12/69

    Volume 3: 1970-1999

  • Apollo 13 trouble – 4/13/70
  • Voting Age Lowered to 18 – 6/22/70
  • Bela Abzug on Equal Rights Amendment – 8/70
  • Women’s Equality Day – Betty Friedan – 8/26/70
  • Pres. Nixon announces visit to China – 4/29/71
  • Margaret Thatcher on Women in Government – 1971
  • United Nations recognizes Red China – 11/15/71
  • Governor Reagan remarks on assassination attempt of George Wallace 5/15/72
  • Olympic Hostage drama – 9/5/72
  • Henry Kissinger “Peace Is At Hand” – 10/26/72
  • Roe V. Wade abortion issue – 1/22/73
  • Wounded Knee Indian takeover – 2/28/73
  • Watergate tapes dispute – 10/20/73
  • Nixon versus the Press – 10/26/73
  • Nixon resigns – 8/4/74
  • Nixon bids farewell to his staff – 8/9/74
  • President Ford swearing in - 8/9/74
  • South Vietnam falls to Viet Cong – 4/29/75
  • Alexander Solzhenitsyn address Harvard graduating class – 6/30/75
  • Apollo/Soyuz handshake in space – 7/17/75
  • Anwar Sadat Addresses Congress – 11/5/75
  • Barbara Jordan addresses Democratic Convention – 7/12/76
  • Viking I lands on Mars – 7/20/76
  • John Lennon wins residency in U.S. – 7/27/76
  • Legionnaire’s Disease outbreak – 8/4/76
  • Space Shuttle Enterprise passes first test – 8/12/77
  • Elvis Presley dies – 8/16/77
  • San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk – 6/78
  • Pope John Paul I dies – 8/16/78
  • Dianne Feinstein on murders of Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone – 11/27/78
  • Pres. Carter discsusses Egypt/Israeli peace settlement – 3/26/79
  • Three Mile Island nuclear Power accident – 3/28/79
  • Cable News Network inaugurated – 6/1/80
  • Solidarity Movement in Poland – 8/14/80
  • Release of 52 American Hostages in Iran – 1/20/81
  • Pres. Reagan assassination attempt – 3/30/81
  • Assassination attempt of Pope John Paul II – 5/13/81
  • Pres. Reagan and striking Air-Traffic Controllers – 8/3/81
  • Britain and Argentina at war over Falkland Islands – 5/82
  • Koreal Airlines Flight 007 downing – 9/1/83
  • U.S. invades Grenada – 10/25/83
  • Shuttle Challenger disaster – 1/28/86
  • Pres. Reagan – Iran/Contra – 11/19/86
  • Vice Presidential contender Lloyd Bentsen to Dan Quayle – 10/5/88
  • Pres. Reagan – Inaugural for 2nd term – 1/19/89
  • Tiananmen Square violence in Beijing – 6/4/89
  • Operation Desert Storm begins – 1/16/91
  • Anita Hill Testifies during Clarence Thomas confirmation – 10/11/91
  • Clarence Thomas refutes charges by Hill – 10/11/91
  • Los Angeles riots – 4/29/92
  • Senator Diane Watson on L.A. Riots – 4/30/92
  • Rodney King speaks out – 5/1/92
  • FBI briefing on Waco Texas siege – 4/93
  • Nelson Mandela on eve of South Africa elections – 4/29/94
  • Pres. Clinton condemnation of Oklahoma City bombings – 4/19/95
  • OJ Simpson trial verdict – 10/3/95
  • Noa Ben-Artzi Philosof gives eulogy for her assassinated grandfather Yitzhak Rabin – 11/6/95
  • Colin Powell declines bid for presidency – 11/8/95
  • Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski – 4/3/96
  • Richard Jewel, suspect in Olympic Village bombing – 10/28/96
  • Ian Wilmut discusses possibility of Human cloning – 4/15/97
  • Britain returns Hong Kong to China – 6/30/97
  • Princess Diana dies in Paris – 8/31/97
  • Linda Tripp records conversation with Monica Lewinsky – 10/16/97
  • Pres. Clinton denies affair with “Miss Lewinsky” – 1/26/98
  • Pres. Clinton clarifies the Lewinsky affair – 8/17/98
  • Mark McGwire breaks homerun record – 9/8/98
  • U.N. Secretary General Kofi Anan appeals for peace in Kosovo – 3/24/99
  • U.S. returns conservatorship of Panama Canal to Panama – 12/31/99
  • Stock Market buying frenzy – 12/31/99
  • Pres. Clinton observes dawning of “New Millenium” – 12/31/99
  • Times Square – New Years Eve – 12/31/99



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