Posted: May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Today in Cold War History for May 28
1952 – The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
1956 – Eisenhower signs farm bill allows government to store agricultural surplus
1958 – Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro’s 26th of July Movement, heavily reinforced by Frank Pais Militia, overwhelm an army post in El Uvero.
1961 – Peter Benenson’s article The Forgotten Prisoners is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International.
1964 – The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed.
1964 – Unmanned Apollo 2 Saturn test launched into Earth orbit
1971 – USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars
1974 – Italian fascists bomb demonstrators in Brescia, 6 killed
1975 – Soyuz 18 launches
1976 – The Peaceful Nuclear Explosion Treaty was signed, limiting any nuclear explosion – regardless of its purpose – to a yield of 150 kilotons.
1982 : British troops re-capture Port Darwin and Goose Green in the Falkland Islands taking almost 1500 Argentine prisoners.
1987 – The 19-year-old West German pilot Mathias Rust evades Soviet Union air defenses and lands a private plane in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. He is immediately detained and will not be released until August 3, 1988.

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