Cold War Radio #85

Posted: August 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Today in Cold War History for August 20
1948 – US expels Soviet Consul General in New York, Jacob Lomakin
1950 – Korean War: United Nations repel an offensive by North Korean divisions attempting to cross the Naktong River and assault the city of Taegu.
1953 – Russia publicly acknowledges hydrogen bomb test detonation
1955 – In Morocco, a force of Berbers from the Atlas Mountains region of Algeria raid two rural settlements and kill 77 French nationals.
1960 – USSR recovers 2 dogs, 1st living organisms to return from space
1962 – The NS Savannah, the world’s first nuclear-powered civilian ship, embarks on its maiden voyage.
1964 – A $1 billion anti-poverty measure was signed by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson
1968 – The Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations began invading Czechoslovakia to crush the “Prague Spring” liberalization.
1975 – Viking Program: NASA launches the Viking 1 planetary probe toward Mars.
1977 – Voyager Program: NASA launches the Voyager 2 spacecraft.
1988 – Iran–Iraq War: a ceasefire is agreed after almost eight years of war.
1988 – The Troubles: Eight British Army soldiers are killed and 28 wounded when their bus is hit by a Provisional Irish Republican Army roadside bomb in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
1991 – Dissolution of the Soviet Union, August Coup: more than 100,000 people rally outside the Soviet Union’s parliament building protesting the coup aiming to depose President Mikhail Gorbachev.
1991 – Estonia, annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940, issues a decision on the re-establishment of independence on the basis of historical continuity of its pre-World War II statehood.
China troops enter disputed India territory: sources

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