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Dag Hammarskjold – the Youngest Secretary General of the UN

On this day in 1953, Swedish economist and statesman Dag Hammarskjold is elected United Nations Secretary-General by a vote of 57-1. At 47, he was…

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The Bloody End of the Vietnam War

On this day in 1973, the last remaining American combat troops pulled out of Vietnam, ending direct US military involvement in the war following the…

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From Stalin to Khrushchev

On this day in 1958, Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev replaces Nicolay Bulganin as Soviet premier, making him the first leader since Joseph Stalin to…

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From WW 2 and the Camp David Accords to Israel under Netanyahu

On the day in 1979, The Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty (معاهدة السلام المصرية الإسرائيلية‎; Mu`āhadat as-Salām al-Misrīyah al-‘Isrā’īlīyah; הסכם השלום בין ישראל למצרים‎; Heskem HaShalom Bein…

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From Democracy to Communism in Czechoslovakia

On this day in 1948, the nascent communist-controlled government of Czechoslovakia reports that Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk has committed suicide. The story of the non-communist…

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The Tokyo Firebombing

On this day in 1945, the Army Air Corps launches Operation Meetinghouse, generally referred to as the Tokyo Firebombing. The night of March 9-10, 334…

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