The Watergate scandal in the 1970s lead to the resignation of US President Richard Nixon on August 9, 1974, the first and only president to resign. It’s hard to get your head around the story – but Ari Hoptman had managed to condense the event into 15 minutes and is one of the best to have done so.
In 1977 David Frost was the first person to conduct an interview with Richard M. Nixon after the Watergate scandal which rocked U.S politics and the United States political system. It changed the country for ever. The program was split in to 5 parts during the broadcasts, respectively.
What really happened behind the scenes of the Nixon/Frost interview- here is an interesting article from Jonathan Aitken
The name Halloween (originally spelled Hallowe’en) is a contraction of All Hallows Even, meaning the day before All Hallows Day (better known today as All Saints Day), a Catholic holiday.
Dr Richard Sugg is a lecturer in English studies at the University of Durham who has just completed volume one of Faces of the Vampire called the (The Real Vampires) – which will be published next year. He spoke to Jason on Monday Matters.
The American Civil War, also called War Between the States, was a four-year war (1861–65) between the United States and 11 Southern states that seceded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America.
A successful experiment in recreating the daily grind of life on the Home Front circa 1943 opened in 2014 in Sittingbourne. The house is filled with original fittings, furniture, artifacts and characters from South East home front groups bring the whole place to life.
Jason McCrossan spoke with owner Debbie and her colleagues on 106.9 SFM, who run and manage the house about their passion for history and specifically the 1940s – including music from the 1930s & 1940s.
Henry V was born in the tower above the gatehouse of Monmouth Castle (and for that reason was sometimes called Henry of Monmouth).
He was King of England from 1413 until his death at the age of 35 in 1422. His military successes culminated in his famous victory at the Battle of Agincourt (1415) and saw him come close to conquering France.
Jason McCrossan spoke with the historian, author and biographer Ian Mortimer who wrote a book called 1415 Henry V’s Year of Glory.