June 23, 1959 – Klaus Fuchs released

June 23, 1959 – Klaus Fuchs released

After only nine years in prison, Klaus Fuchs, the German-born Los Alamos scientist whose espionage helped the USSR build their first atomic and hydrogen bombs, is released from a British prison.

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January 5, 1968 – Prague Spring begins in Czechoslovakia

January 5, 1968 – Prague Spring begins in Czechoslovakia

Alexander Dubcek’s effort to establish “communism with a human face” was celebrated across the country, and the brief period of freedom became known as the “Prague Spring.” Dubcek replaced Antonin Novotny, the Stalinist ruler of Czechoslovakia.

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