1957 Syria – Soviet Union Supplying Arms 27th September 1957 : Calls by US and British members of the United Nations concerning the arms the Soviet Union is supplying to Syria have been called into question by the Russian Delegation who are asking if that is a problem why have the US and UK been selling arms to Syria for the last two years, both governments declined to comment.
1971 Soviet Russia : The Mars program was a series of unmanned spacecraft launched by the Soviet Union between 1960 and 1973. The spacecraft were intended to explore Mars, and included flyby probes, landers and orbiters.Early Mars spacecraft were small, and launched by Molniya rockets. Starting with two failures in 1969, the heavier Proton-K rocket was used to launch larger 5 tonne spacecraft, consisting of an orbiter and a lander to Mars. The orbiter bus design was likely somewhat rushed into service and immature, considering that it performed very reliably in the Venera variant after 1975. This reliability problem was common to much Soviet space hardware from the late 1960s and early 1970s and was largely corrected with a deliberate policy, implemented in the mid-1970s, of consolidating (or “debugging”) existing designs rather than introducing new ones. The names of the “Mars” missions do not need to be translated, as the word “Mars” is spelled and pronounced approximately the same way in English and Russian.
1964 U.S. U.S.A : . The Warren commission 27th Sept. 1964 : The Warren commission released its report with their official conclusions on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. “Lee Harvey Oswald, hostile to his world and hungry for fame, assassinated President John F. Kennedy and shot his way to infamy without the help of any conspiracy.
|1975: TV presenter Ross McWhirter shot dead
The BBC TV presenter and co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records is killed outside his home.
|1967: De Gaulle says ‘non’ to Britain – again
The French President, Charles de Gaulle, says he will veto Britain’s application to join the Common Market for a second time.
|2000: Schoolboy Damilola Taylor dies in stabbing
A 10-year-old schoolboy dies after being stabbed in the leg by a gang of hooded attackers near his home.
|1990: Tories choose Major for Number 10
John Major wins the Conservatives’ leadership elections, becoming Britain’s new prime minister.
|1961: RAF flies aid to flood-stricken Somalia
The Royal Air Force begins airlifts of supplies to the desperate flood victims in Somalia.
|1985: Kinnock moves against Militant
The Liverpool district Labour Party is suspended by its national leadership after allegations that the socialist group Militant Tendency is operating within it.
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