Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Special Counsel for the United States Army, Joseph Welch, confronted Senator Joseph McCarthy at the Army-McCarthy hearings 60 years ago today, June 9, 1954 here in the Nation's Capital.
The confrontation came following McCarthy's charge that Welch's young legal assistant, Fred Fisher, was a member of an organization that was a "legal arm of the communist party".
Welch, who was devastated by the charge, said to the Senator...
"Until this moment, I think I never gaged your cruelty or your recklessness. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last."
Joe McCarthy would be censured by the Senate in December 1954.
Joseph Welch Confronts Joe McCarthy
TEDDY KENNEDY ENDORSED FOR US SENATE 52 YEARS AGO
Boston, Massachusetts (JFK+50) The younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, won the endorsement 52 years ago today of the Massachusetts Democratic Convention for the United States Senate.
Ted Kennedy would win the nomination in the state Democratic primary in September 1962 and the General Election in November making 3 Kennedy brothers in service in Washington, D.C.
With President John F. Kennedy in the White House, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in the Justice Department and Edward M. Kennedy in the Senate some critics were saying there were "too many Kennedys" in the Nation's Capital.
JFK VISITED HAWAII 51 YEARS AGO TODAY
Honolulu, Hawaii (JFK+50) President John F. Kennedy visited the Hawaiian Islands 51 years ago today, June 9, 1963, where he laid a wreath at the Arizona Memorial and addressed the US Conference of Mayors at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel.
In his address, JFK called for actions on the part of cities to stop racism.
RFK VISITED SOUTH AFRICA 48 YEARS AGO
Johannesburg, South Africa (JFK+50) Senator Robert F. Kennedy visited Soweto, a poor black section here in Johannesburg 48 years ago today, June 9, 1966.
He later gave an address at the University of Witwatersand.
RFK urged that the power of reason be used to end racial discrimination and called for more open communication between South Africa and other countries.