Cold War Radio #104

Posted: October 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Show Notes:

The Two Faces of Islam

2 Teenage Yazidi Girls Who Escaped ISIS Captivity Describe Their Horrific Experiences

Syria’s Army goes On the Offensive As U.S. bombs Assad’s Foes

US Lifts 40-year Arms Ban To Boost Vietnam Sea Defense

Today in Cold War History
1950 – Korean War: The First Battle of Maryang San, primarily pitting Australian and British forces against communist China, begins.
1952 – The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon to become the world’s third nuclear power.
1952: Tea rationing ends after 12 years in Great Britain a nation of tea drinkers . Sweets, Meat , Eggs, Butter and sugar are still on ration.
1962 – Project Mercury: Sigma 7 is launched from Cape Canaveral, with astronaut Wally Schirra aboard, for a six-orbit, nine-hour flight.
1963 – A violent coup in Honduras pre-empts the October 13 election, ends a period of reform, and begins two decades of military rule.
1964 : Berliners dig a 470-foot tunnel between East and West Berlin ( Tunnel 57 ) which allows 57 east Berliners to escape to the west.
1964 – First buffalo wings are made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.
1968: Army Tanks and soldiers were in the bloodiest battle yet with students in Mexico city just 10 days before the city hosts the Olympic Games on October 12th. It is estimated 25 were killed and 100 injured in just one night as the soldiers went door to door seeking out students in an attempt to bring calm to the city prior to the start of the games.
1981 – The hunger strike by Provisional Irish Republican Army and Irish National Liberation Army prisoners at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland ends after seven months and ten deaths.
1985 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its maiden flight. (Mission STS-51-J).
1989 – East Germany suspended unrestricted travel to Czechoslovakia in an effort to slow the flow of refugees to the West.
1990 – German reunification: The German Democratic Republic ceases to exist and its territory becomes part of the Federal Republic of Germany. East German citizens became part of the European Community, which later became the European Union. Now celebrated as German Unity Day.

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