Cold War Radio #70

Posted: July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Show Notes:

The Border Crisis

Kurds on Iraq’s new faultline feel destiny beckoning

Boko Haram claims Nigeria attacks and supports Iraqi militants

Rival Libyan militias exchange heavy fire at Tripoli airport

100 Kansas GOP endorse Democrat for governor

Ukraine jets pound rebels after deadly missile attack

Today in Cold War History for july 16

1948 – Following token resistance, the city of Nazareth, revered by Christians as the hometown of Jesus, capitulates to Israeli troops during Operation Dekel in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.
1948 – The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first aircraft hijacking of a commercial plane.
1950 – Chaplain–Medic massacre: American POWs were massacred by North Korean Army.
1957 – Marine Major John Glenn set a transcontinental speed record when he flew a jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8 seconds.
1960 – USS George Washington a modified Skipjack class submarine successfully test fires the first ballistic missile while submerged.
1962 – NASA civilian Test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m
1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 11, the first mission to land astronauts on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Kennedy, Florida.
1979 – Iraqi President Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr resigns and is replaced by Saddam Hussein.
1980 – Ronald Reagan nominated for US President by Republicans in Detroit
1985 – F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1152 kph (716 mph)
1990 – The Parliament of the Ukrainian SSR declares state sovereignty over the territory of the Ukrainian SSR.

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