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Politics & Contemporary History at Salford 24h
1951: British journalist and writer George Orwell died after a three year battle against tuberculosis. His books included 1984 and Animal Farm and were widely viewed as an attack on the Communist system and totalitarianism generally.
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Politics & Contemporary History at Salford Jan 15
1979: Faced with an army mutiny and violent demonstrations, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi is forced to flee the country. Fourteen days later, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the spiritual leader of the Islamic revolution, returned after 15 years of exile.
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Tammi Minoski 5h
1968: The Battle of began when forces from the People's Army of North Vietnam (PAVN) carried out a massive artillery bombardment on the US Marine garrison at Khe Sanh.
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Politics & Contemporary History at Salford Jan 15
1969: Twenty year old Czech student Jan Palach commits suicide by self-immolation in , protesting against the Soviet crushing of the Prague Spring the year before. Palach dies days later on 19th January.
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Tammi Minoski Jan 20
1981: released the 52 Americans who had been held hostage for 444 days minutes after the presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan.
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Peter Johnston Jan 14
Pretty chuffed with the 4 and 5* reviews my book has received on Amazon!
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Tammi Minoski 5h
1950: Former US State Department official, , was convicted of perjury concerning his dealings with , who accused him of membership in a communist espionage ring.
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Communicating the Unthinkable 17h
Interested in the equipment that went into running a Royal Observer Corps monitoring post? Subscribe to 's YouTube channel for some great nuclear videos from deep inside his bunker (and shed)...
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Politics & Contemporary History at Salford Jan 19
1969: Student Jan Palach dies after setting himself on fire three days earlier in Prague's Wenceslas Square to protest about the crushing of the "Prague Spring" a year earlier. Aged just twenty, his funeral just days later turns into another major protest.
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Politics & Contemporary History at Salford Jan 19
1981: Minutes after Ronald Reagan’s inauguration as the 40th President of the United States, the 52 U.S. captives held at the US embassy in , , are released, ending the 444-day Iran Hostage Crisis.
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Politics & Contemporary History at Salford Jan 16
1966: A B-52 bomber collides with a KC-135 jet tanker over Spain’s Mediterranean coast, dropping three 70-kiloton hydrogen bombs near the town of Palomares and one in the sea. 
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Politics & Contemporary History at Salford Jan 19
1961: John F. Kennedy is inaugurated the 35th President of the United States of America, becoming the second youngest to take the office, and the first Catholic.
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Philip Thai Jan 19
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Tammi Minoski Jan 20
1980: President called for a boycott of the 1980 in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
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Politics & Contemporary History at Salford Jan 14
1953: Josip Broz Tito, wartime leader of the Yugoslav partisans, and Prime Minister of Yugoslavia since 1944, is inaugurated as the first President of Yugoslavia.
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Klaas Meijer Jan 15
On this day in 1969 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 4 and 5 perform the first-ever docking of manned spacecraft in orbit, the first-ever transfer of crew from one space vehicle to another, and the only time such a transfer was accomplished with a space walk.
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The View East Jan 17
Beauty and the beast: Brutalist architecture in the former
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Politics & Contemporary History at Salford Jan 16
1961: Dwight D. Eisenhower ends his presidential term by warning the nation about the increasing power of the "military-industrial complex".
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Dr Kelly Hignett Jan 16
Interview: A behind-the-scenes look at the former Eastern bloc’s secret police
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Ah, the familiar "not real socialism" routine. Jan 14
Replying to @LeMisandre
Recently I learned that Axis General Heinz Guderian inspired Imperial America’s militarists. Source:
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