Cold War Radio #280

Posted: December 16, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Today In Cold War History
1947 – William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain build the first practical point-contact transistor.
1950 : President Truman proclaimed a state of emergency to combat the growth of communism and delegated many of his own war powers to Charles E. Wilson, the new Mobilization Director of the Economic Stabilization Agency . As part of the measures to fight communism new price controls are put in place and new war production targets are set. (korean war)
1960 – A United Airlines Douglas DC-8 and a TWA Lockheed Super Constellation collide over Staten Island, New York and crash, killing all 128 people aboard both aircraft and 6 more on the ground.
1965 – Vietnam War: General William Westmoreland sends U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara a request for 243,000 more men by the end of 1966.
1967 Canada Call For Quebec to Separate 16th Dec. , 1967 : General de Gaulle in France was encouraging Quebec to separate from the rest of Canada. The Newport Daily News explained, “Whereas practically all educated French learned English as a matter of necessity, any number of leading British Canadians knew little or no French … Canadian culture was almost exclusively British and American, with hardly a dash of French.”
1971 – Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: The surrender of the Pakistan Army brings an end to both conflicts. This is commemorated annually as Victory Day in Bangladesh, and as Vijay Diwas in India.
1971 – The United Kingdom recognizes Bahrain’s independence. This is commemorated annually as Bahrain’s National Day.
1978 – Cleveland, Ohio, becomes the first major American city to default on its financial obligations since the Great Depression.
1979 – Libya joins four other OPEC nations in raising crude oil prices, which has an immediate, dramatic effect on the United States.
1985 – Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead on the orders of John Gotti, who assumes leadership of New York’s Gambino crime family
1989 – Romanian Revolution: Protests break out in Timișoara, Romania, in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor László Tőkés.
1989 – U.S. Appeals Court Judge Robert Smith Vance is assassinated by a mail bomb sent by Walter Leroy Moody, Jr.
1991 – Kazakhstan declares independence from the Soviet Union.

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