October 14, 1986 - A Celebration Of Human Rights On The One Hand . . .

News of this day in history - October 14, 1986 - Human Rights activist, author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Reagan and Gorbachev conclude talks in Reykjavik, death toll in El Salvador earthquake at 1,000 and climbing and Soviet troops launch a major offensive near Kabul, Afghanistan.


A day of mixed messages for this October 14th in 1986. The Nobel Committee awarded Human Rights Activist, Author and Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel the Peace Prize.

Meanwhile, Soviet Troops were launching a major offensive towards Kabul in their never-ending version of our never-ending version of the War in Afghanistan on this day.

Terrorist bombings echoed through downtown Tokyo as two car bombs went off. No reports of deaths but lots of speculation as to who did it.

President Reagan and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev concluded a round of talks in Reykjavik with more questions than answers for the Reagan team.

And the latest death toll from the Earthquake in El Salvador reached 1,000 with the realization more would be on the way as days went by.

All as reported on the CBS World News Roundup for October 14, 1986.

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