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Julius And Ethel Rosenberg - Korea - Riots In East Berlin - June 17, 1953

(Just your average day in paradise.) I'm always looking for the day in history where nothing happened. I have yet to find it. Well, take this seemi
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(Just your average day in paradise.)

I'm always looking for the day in history where nothing happened. I have yet to find it. Well, take this seemingly innocuous date - June 17, 1953. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were clinging to stays of execution all the way to the Supreme Court. President Eisenhower was hopeful for a unified Korea at some point, and there was rioting in East Berlin against the Soviet backed East German government. None of the stories had happy endings, not in 1953 anyway.

But this is the way it was on June 17, 1953, as reported by Charles Collingwood and the staff at CBS News.

Further evidence there is no such thing as a non-news day.

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