Cold War Radio #161

Posted: February 11, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Show Notes:

Syrian Army, Hezbollah Launch Attack to Capture Territory Near Golan Heights

Putting Free Enterprise on Ice in New Jersey

Rebels reportedly seize US vehicles after Yemen embassy closes

‘Narco-Terror’ Group Hezbollah Operates Across Latin America and US

Today in Cold War History
1953 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower refuses a clemency appeal for Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.—- Memoirs of Nikita Khrushchev
In his posthumously published memoirs, Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964, said that he “cannot specifically say what kind of help the Rosenbergs provided us” but that he learned from Joseph Stalin and Vyacheslav M. Molotov that they “had provided very significant help in accelerating the production of our atomic bomb”.
1953 – The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.
1956 – British diplomats Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean deny working as spies for Soviet Russia after reappearing in the Soviet Union after going missing 5 years earlier
1959 – The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South, which will later become South Yemen, is created as a protectorate of the United Kingdom.
1961 : Adolf Eichmann ( a high-ranking Nazi and SS Obersturmbannfuhrer during World War II) was indicted today on 15 criminal charges in Jerusalem, Israel. He was convicted in December of 1961 and hanged in Jerusalem on June 1st, 1962.
1964 – Greeks and Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus.
1964 – Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France
1970 : Japan launches Oshumi, its first satellite, and it had made a complete revolution around the earth. This achievement made Japan the worlds “fourth space power”, after the Soviet Union (1957), the United States (1958), and France (1965).
1971 – Eighty-seven countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union, sign the Seabed Arms Control Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.
1973 – Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place.
1974 – Henry Kissinger unveils Nixon Administration’s seven-point “Project Independence” plan to make the U.S. energy independent
1974 – Libya nationalizes three US oil companies that had not agreed to 51 percent nationalization in September
1975 : The British Conservative Party has chosen it’s first women leader, Margaret Thatcher and will be the first woman to head any British political party .
1979 – The Iranian Revolution establishes an Islamic theocracy under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
1981 – Around 100,000 US gallons (380 m3) of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating eight workers.
1986 – Activist Anatoly Scharansky released by USSR, leaves country
1990 – Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.

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