Browsing: April 30

A Brief History From 1945 to 1991, two superpowers (the capitalist United States of America versus the communist Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) challenged each other for dominance on the world stage.  This article presents a chronological timeline of some of the more bizarre events of the Cold War! Digging Deeper On May 10, 1946, at the White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico the US Army made the first successful launch of a German designed V-2 rocket, the same sort of weapon the Germans had used to terrorize England and Holland during World War II. On August 8, 1946,…

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A Brief History On April 30, 1993, Hungarian (by ancestry) tennis star, Monica Seles, was stabbed in the back by a fan obsessed with Steffi Graf, another well known female tennis star.  Seles was number one in the world for the previous 2 years, but unfortunately was absent from pro tennis for 2 years after the stabbing.  She had already won 8 Grand Slam titles had become the youngest ever French Open winner at age 16.  She was only 20 years old at the time of the attack and never regained her championship form, playing her last professional match in…

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