COLD WAR RADIO #65

Posted: June 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Today in Cold War History
1955 – The U.S. began funding West Germany’s rearmament.
1956 – A TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 collide above the Grand Canyon in Arizona and crash, killing all 128 on board both planes. It is the worst-ever aviation disaster at that point in time.
1958 – The U.S. Congress passed a law authorizing the admission of Alaska as the 49th state in the Union.
1959 – A United States Air Force F-100 Super Sabre from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, crashes into a nearby elementary school, killing 11 students plus six residents from the local neighborhood.
1960 – US stops sugar import from Cuba
1960 – Congo gains independence from Belgium.
1964 – The last of U.N. troops left Congo after a four-year effort to bring stability to the country.
1969 – Nigeria bans Red Cross aid to Biafra.
1971 – The crew of the Soviet Soyuz 11 spacecraft are killed when their air supply escapes through a faulty valve.
1974 – Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defected in Toronto, Canada.
1977 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced his opposition to the B-1 bomber.
1985 – Thirty-nine American hostages from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 are freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.
1990 – East Germany and West Germany merge their economies.

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