Cold War Radio #120

Posted: November 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

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U.S. Nuclear Arsenal Ages

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Show Notes:cwr1_mugs

Military ‘Near Misses’ Rise Dramatically Between Russia And NATO: Report

Elizabeth Warren Tells Hollywood: “The Game Is Rigged in Congress”

CNN falsely claims that Islamic law does not justify slavery

As U.S. Nuclear Arsenal Ages, Other Nations Have modernized

Today in Cold War History
1951 : Direct-dial, coast-to-coast telephone services begin as Mayor M. Leslie Denning of Englewood, New Jersey, called his counterpart in Alameda, California
1954: The Iwo Jima statue is unveiled at the USMC War Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery. The cast bronze memorial is based on the iconic photo of the raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal and President Dwight D. Eisenhower performs the dedication ceremony .
1970 – The Great Wall of China opened for tourism.
1970 – Vietnam War: For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.
1972 – Southern Airways Flight 49 from Birmingham, Alabama is hijacked and, at one point, is threatened with crashing into the nuclear installation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After two days, the plane lands in Havana, Cuba, where the hijackers are jailed by Fidel Castro.( The Hijackers insisted on talking with President Richard Nixon, and demanded a ransom of $10 million. Southern Airways was only able to come up with $2 million. Eventually the pilot talked the hijackers into settling for the $2 million when the plane landed in Chattanooga for refueling. Upon landing in Havana the Cuban authorities arrested the hijackers and, after a brief delay, sent the plane, passengers, and crew back to the United States. The hijackers and $2 million stayed in Cuba.)
1975 : The Edmund Fitzgerald carrying Iron Ore sinks in Lake Superior in storm with winds up to 75 miles an hour, all 23 crew members are feared lost.
1975 – United Nations Resolution 3379: United Nations General Assembly approves a resolution equating Zionism with racism (the resolution is repealed in December 1991 by Resolution 4686).
1980 – CBS News anchor Dan Rather claimed he had been kidnapped in a cab. It turned out that Rather had refused to pay the cab fare.
1982: Leonid Brezhnev the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union dies of a heart attack while in office.He was suceeded by Yuri V. Andropov.
1982 – In Washington, DC, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to visitors.
1984 – The U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1988 – The U.S. Department of Energy announced that Texas would be the home of the atom-smashing super-collider. The project was cancelled by a vote of the U.S. Congress in Oct. 1993.
1989 – German citizens begin to bring the Berlin Wall down.

Rush Limbaugh Threatens To Sue Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

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