Friday, January 16, 2009

Today In History

Jan 16, 1968 One US Navy officer killed and one injured by Communist terrorists in Guatemala
1951: Viet Minh begin offensive against Hanoi
1961: A Russian espionage ring was detected in Britian
1963: Russian President Krushchev claims the Soviet Union has a 100-megaton nuclear bomb
1990: Russia sends 11.000 troops into Azerbaijan to quell fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces. This fighting and the Soviet reaction showed the increasing weakening
of the Soviet Union. Less than two years later Gorbachev resigned from power and the
Soviet Union ceased to exist. Bringing an end to the Cold War