Monday, March 5, 2007

On March 5, ....

.., 1871, Rosa Luxemburg, who took part in the Russian Revolution of 1905 and helped found the Social Democratic Party, was born in a Russian-controlled region of Poland. German soldiers arrested and summarily killed her in 1919.
... 1946, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill told an audience in Missouri that "an iron curtain has descended across the Continent," dividing Europe into democratic and Communist halves.
... 1970, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty entered into force.

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