June 19,1990 - Hijacked Soviet plane lands in Helsinki. Gorbachev addresses fractured Communist Party. Nelson Mandela addresses audience in Toronto. First execution in Arkansas since 1964. Marion Barry trial proceeds. Rift in Solidarity Movement in Poland. Excalibur Hotel opens in Las Vegas.
February 16, 1987 - Ivan The Terrible And Greek Austerity (seriously).
February 7, 1990 - Sweeping changes in The Soviet Union.
News of the day for July 4, 1989 - Supreme court ruling holding states to limit abortions sparks outrage. Mikhail Gorbachev lands in Paris. Poland swears in new parliament, first Soviet Bloc country to do so since late 1940's, Chinese protests crackdown continues with overseas broadcasts blacked out, radio broadcasts jammed and print material outlawed. Brush fires outside of Los Angeles burn homes.
News of the day for December 2, 1989 - the Malta Summit and the problem with the sea. Romania in the midst of overthrow of the Ceausescu government and Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci seeks asylum in U.S.
News of the week for October 19, 1985 - The Reagan/Gorbachev summit.
More than just politics made news on September 30, 1985 - French movie legend Simone Signoret dies, Americans were kidnapped in Beirut, Violence in South Africa, Hurricane Gloria and on this day they stuck a 19% tax on liquor. The horror.
(Boris Yeltsin in Moscow August 21, 1991 - things got a bit tense) [media id=17890] It was almost 1964 all over again, when Nikita Khruschev sudde
(The Berlin Wall - so after 28 years of grief, death and terror, it's over in a few minutes.) With the relaxation on travel restrictions between Ea
Chip Reid Concern Trolls WH Briefing On Obama's Nobel Prize; Worries That Prize Is "Partisan" And "Liberal"
[media id=10275] (h/t David N.) When news came that Obama had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, I looked at my husband and said, "just watch, the w
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