Cold War Radio #267

Posted: November 14, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Today In Cold War History
1947 – The Soviet Union completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles.
1950 – General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas.
1963: Professor Frederick Charles Barghoorn from Yale University was arrested on account of spy charges in Russia.
1965 – The SS Yarmouth Castle burns and sinks 60 miles off Nassau with the loss of 90 lives. She was built in 1927 by the William Cramp & Sons Ship and Engine Building Company in Philadelphia. She was christened Evangeline. The ship was 365 feet long and measured 5,002 gross tons. Her sister ship, Yarmouth, was launched the same year. Evangeline operated the Boston – Yarmouth, Nova Scotia service for the Eastern Steamship Lines until World War II, when she was sent to the Pacific to serve as a troop ship. The ship ferried combat troops from San Francisco to the island battlefronts and also served as a hospital ship. By the end of 1964, Yarmouth Castle was operated by Yarmouth Cruise Lines. The ship ran pleasure cruises on the 186-mile stretch between Miami and Nassau.Shortly before 1:00 a.m. on November 13, a mattress stored too close to a lighting circuit in a storage room, Room 610, caught fire. The room was filled with mattresses and paint cans, which fed the flames.Just before 6:00 a.m., Yarmouth Castle rolled over onto its port side. There was a roar of steam and bursting boilers, and it sank beneath the surface at 6:03 a.m.The Yarmouth Castle fire was the worst disaster in North American waters since Noronic burned and sank in Toronto Harbour with the loss of up to 139 lives in 1949.
1966 – In response to Fatah raids against Israelis near the West Bank border, Israel launches an attack on the village of As-Samu.
1969 – Vietnam War: Anti-war protesters in Washington, D.C. stage a symbolic March Against Death.
1971 : Mariner 9 part of the Mariner program launched on May 30th reaches the planet Mars and becomes the first spacecraft to orbit another planet, swinging into its planned trajectory around Mars without a hitch.
1974 – Ronald DeFeo, Jr. murders his entire family in Amityville, Long Island in the house that would become known as The Amityville Horror.
1982 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.
1985 – Xavier Suárez is sworn in as Miami’s first Cuban-born mayor.
1986 – The Compact of Free Association becomes law, granting the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands independence from the United States.
1989 – Hans-Adam II, the present Prince of Liechtenstein, begins his reign on the death of his father.

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