“A Time for Choosing” a California Governor; An American President


Today in History, November 8, 1966:

A Hollywood actor and Screen Actor’s Guild President is elected for the first time to his first term as California Governor, defeating Democrat political veteran Governor Pat Brown (yes, Governor Jerry Brown’s father.)

On October 27, 1964 Ronald Reagan had given a speech entitled, “A Time for Choosing” while campaigning for failed Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.  That “moment in time” is referred to in political circles as “The Speech” because its dynamic message and Reagan’s powerful delivery, while it didn’t succeed for Goldwater, propelled former Democrat Reagan into a fireball career which would lead him not only to the Governorship, but to two terms as one of America’s most beloved and respected Presidents.  He was so revered by the American people, that it is only natural for leftist to revile him.  He is an excellent example of why you must watch closely for bias when researching individuals and events.

Here are a couple more versions of “The Speech”, one of it in its entirety if you are interested, and one which has been adapted to more modern events.  I share this because that one speech echoed down through history for other events…including “I hear you!  And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear from ALL of us soon!”



First Jet on Jet Combat

Today in History, November 8: 1950- 

The first Jet vs Jet fighter dogfight takes place in the skies over Korea known as “Mig Alley”. USAF Lt. Russell Brown tangled with two Mig 15 fighters and shot one down in his P-80 Shooting Star. The P-80 was soon replaced with the F-86 Sabre, a far superior aircraft more comparable to the Migs. 

In April 1951 a Marine pilot flying a WWII era piston engine F4U Corsair fighter aircraft being used for ground attack during the Korean War, also shot down a Mig 15 jet. 

Sixty-Seven years after the first jet to jet combat over the Korean Peninsula, the Korean War, in effect, continues.  There was a “cease-fire” in July of 1953. The same maniacal family still rules North Korea…for them, the war continues.