Cold War Radio #88

Posted: August 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

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SHOW NOTES:
Ukraine crisis: Nato plans east European bases to counter Russia
Russia admits its soldiers have been caught in Ukraine
The Islamic State Has Nothing to Do With Islam?
The Obama Caliphate
Today in Cold War History for August 29
1950 General Foods blacklists Jean Muir of Aldrich Family as a communist
1952 Reparation negotiations between West Germany and Israel end in Luxembourg; West Germany to pay 3 billion Deutschmark.
1959 “Off Cape Canaveral, FL, USS Observation Island (EAG-154) makes first shipboard launching of a Polaris missile.”
1962 – The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA.
1971 – An attempted coup d’état fails in the African nation of Chad. The Government of Chad accuses Egypt of playing a role in the attempt and breaks off diplomatic relations.
1972 – North Vietnam’s major port at Haiphong saw the first bombings from U.S. warplanes.
1975 – The Governor of Portuguese Timor abandons its capital, Dili, and flees to Atauro Island, leaving control to a rebel group.
1979 – A Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb kills British retired admiral Louis Mountbatten and three others while they are boating on holiday in Sligo, Republic of Ireland. Shortly after, 18 British Army soldiers are killed in an ambush near Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland.
1981 “Salvage divers recover a million dollars in cash and jewels from the wreckage of the Andrea Doria, sunk in 1965.”
1982 – Turkish military diplomat Colonel Atilla Altıkat is shot and killed in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide claim responsibility, saying they are avenging the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians in the 1915 Armenian Genocide.
1984 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced that the first citizen to go into space would be a teacher. The teacher that was eventually chosen was Christa McAuliffe. She died in the Challenger disaster on January 28, 1986.
1985 – The Nigerian government is peacefully overthrown by Army Chief of Staff Major General Ibrahim Babangida.
1990 – The U.S. State Department ordered the expulsion of 36 Iraqi diplomats.
1991 – The European Community recognizes the independence of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
1991 – Moldova declares independence from the USSR.
Justice Dept. opens new asylum gate for Guatemalans

 

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