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Today in History for August 21st

August 21, 2018

Highlights of this day in history: Soviet coup against Mikhail Gorbachev fails; Exiled revolutionary Leon Trotsky murdered in Mexico; Nat Turner leads a slave rebellion; U.S. flag gets 50th star; Count Basie and singer Kenny Rogers born. (Aug. 21)

Today in History for August 19th

August 19, 2018

Highlights of this day in history: Soviet hard-liners mount a coup against Mikhail Gorbachev; Nazi Germany ratifies Adolf Hitler's powers; U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers convicted by Soviet tribunal; Comedian Groucho Marx dies. (Aug. 19)

Gorbachev’s Interpreter on US-Russian Summit

July 24, 2018

One man who knows a great deal about Washington-Moscow summits is not ready to call the latest one in Helsinki a failure. Pavel Palazhchenko was chief interpreter for Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze. (July 24)

Today in History for March 11th

March 10, 2018

Highlights of Today in History: Bomb attack on Madrid's commuter trains; Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic found dead; Mikhail Gorbachev becomes leader of Soviet Union; General Douglas MacArthur leaves Philippines in WWII. (March 11)

Today in History for December 25th

December 25, 2017

Highlights of this day in history: George Washington crosses the Delaware River; Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev resigns; Ousted Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife are executed; James Brown dies. (Dec. 25)

Today in History for August 19th

August 19, 2017

Highlights of this day in history: Soviet hard-liners mount a coup against Mikhail Gorbachev; Nazi Germany ratifies Adolf Hitler's powers; U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers convicted by Soviet tribunal; Comedian Groucho Marx dies. (Aug. 19)

Today in History for March 11th

March 11, 2017

Highlights of Today in History: Bomb attack on Madrid's commuter trains; Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic found dead; Mikhail Gorbachev becomes leader of Soviet Union; General Douglas MacArthur leaves Philippines in WWII. (March 11)

Today in History for March 2nd

March 2, 2017

Highlights of this day in history: Rutherford B. Hayes declared U.S. President after disputed election, Mikhail Gorbachev born, "King Kong" and "The Sound of Music" premiere in NYC. (Mar. 2)

Today in History for December 25th

December 25, 2016

Highlights of this day in history: George Washington crosses the Delaware River; Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev resigns; Ousted Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife are executed; James Brown dies. (Dec. 25)

Gorbachev Urges US-Russia Talks

December 13, 2016

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says Russia and the U.S. must strengthen their ties, so that they can "lead the world to a new path." (Dec. 13)

Today in History for August 21st

August 21, 2016

Highlights of this day in history: Soviet coup against Mikhail Gorbachev fails; Exiled revolutionary Leon Trotsky murdered in Mexico; Nat Turner leads a slave rebellion; U.S. flag gets 50th star; Count Basie and singer Kenny Rogers born. (Aug. 21)

Today in History for August 19th

August 19, 2016

Highlights of this day in history: Soviet hard-liners mount a coup against Mikhail Gorbachev; Nazi Germany ratifies Adolf Hitler's powers; U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers convicted by Soviet tribunal; Comedian Groucho Marx dies. (Aug. 19)

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