Cold War Radio #198

Posted: May 18, 2015 in Uncategorized
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China ‘Unshakeable’ On Spratly Islands Dispute With US

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 SHOW NOTES:
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Mystery Threat To American Warships Is Likely North Korean
Admiral: Russia Blackmailed Bill Clinton Over Lewinsky
China ‘Unshakeable’ On Spratly Islands Dispute With US
Today In Cold War History
1948 – The First Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China officially convenes in Nanking.
1953 – Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier.
1955 – Operation Passage to Freedom, the evacuation of 310,000 Vietnamese civilians, soldiers and non-Vietnamese members of the French Army from communist North Vietnam to South Vietnam following the end of the First Indochina War, ends.
1958 – An F-104 Starfighter sets a world speed record of 1,404.19 mph (2,259.82 km/h).
1965 – Israeli spy Eli Cohen was hanged in Damascus, Syria.
1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 10 is launched.
1973 : Former Attorney General John Mitchell has vowed he will not become the fall guy for the Watergate Scandal and predicted President Nixon would ether resign or be impeached due to the Watergate affair
1974 – Nuclear test: under project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon becoming the sixth nation to do so.
1974 – Completion of the Warsaw radio mast, the tallest construction ever built at the time. It collapsed on August 8, 1991.
1980 – Gwangju Massacre: Students in Gwangju, South Korea begin demonstrations calling for democratic reforms.
1983 – In Ireland, the government launches a crackdown, with the leading Dublin pirate Radio Nova being put off the air.
1991 – Northern Somalia declares independence from the rest of Somalia as the Republic of Somaliland but is not recognized by the international community.
1991 : Britain’s first astronaut, 27-year-old Helen Sharman aboard the Soviet Soyuz TM-12 space capsule becomes the first Britain in Space.
Turkey And United States Condemn Death Sentences For Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi And 105 Of His Muslim Brotherhood Henchmen
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