Posted: April 16, 2014 in Uncategorized




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Today in Cold War History for April 16
1947 – Bernard Baruch coins the term “Cold War” to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.
1951 – British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75
1962 – Brazil nationalizes US businesses
1965 – Test flight of heavy Saturn S-1C-rocket
1968 – The Pentagon announced that troops would begin coming home from Vietnam.
1972 – Apollo program: The launch of Apollo 16 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.5th manned lunar landing (Decartes Highlands)
1972 “Vietnam War: Nguyen Hue Offensive Prompted by the North Vietnamese offensive, the United States resumes bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong.”
1975 – The Khmer Rouge Rebels won control of Cambodia after five years of civil war. They renamed the country Kampuchea and began a reign of terror.
1982 – Queen Elizabeth proclaimed Canada’s new constitution in effect. The act severed the last colonial links with Britain.
1983 – China shelled the Vietnam border in retaliation for raids.
1983 – Brazil detained four Libyan planes en route to Nicaragua after finding weapons, explosives and ammunition on the planes.

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