Posted: March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized



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Today in Cold War History March 31
1948 – Congress passes Marshall Aid Act to rehabilitate war-torn Europe
1949 – The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada.
1951 – US tanks exceed 38° of latitude in Korea
1954 – USSR offers to join NATO
1958 – US Navy forms atomic sub division
1958 – USSR suspends nuclear weapons tests, & urges US & Britain to do same
1959 – The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, crosses the border into India and is granted political asylum.
1964 – A coup d’état in Brazil establishes a military government, under the aegis of general Castello Branco.
1965 – US ordered the 1st combat troops to Vietnam
1966 – The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon.
1967 – U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Consular Treaty, the first bi-lateral pact with the Soviet Union since the Bolshevik Revolution.
1970 – The U.S. forces in Vietnam down a MIG-21, it was the first since September 1968.
1970 – Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere after 12 years in orbit.
1970 – Nine terrorists from the Japanese Red Army hijack Japan Airlines Flight 351 at Tokyo International Airport, wielding samurai swords and carrying a bomb.
1978 – USSR launches Kosmos 1000 navigational satellite
1979 – The last British soldier leaves the Maltese Islands. Malta declares its Freedom Day (Jum il-Helsien).
1990 – Approximately 200,000 protestors take to the streets of London to protest against the newly introduced Poll Tax.
1991 – Georgian independence referendum, 1991: Nearly 99 percent of the voters support the country’s independence from the Soviet Union.Warsaw Pact dissolves

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