July 24, 1959 – Kitchen Debate in Moscow

July 24, 1959 – Kitchen Debate in Moscow

On July 24, 1959, in front of replica of a suburban American kitchen, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev engage in an impromptu debate about the merits and disadvantages of capitalism and communism.

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April 17, 1961 – Bay of Pigs Invasion

April 17, 1961 – Bay of Pigs Invasion

An army of 1,400 anti-Castro Cuban exiles who have been secretly recruited, trained, and funded by the United States invade their homeland at Bahia de Cochinos–the Bay of Pigs.

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September 19, 1959 – Khrushchev barred from visiting Disneyland

September 19, 1959 – Khrushchev barred from visiting Disneyland

In one of the more surreal moments in the history of the Cold War, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev explodes with anger when he learns that he cannot visit Disneyland.

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