Monday, June 18, 2007

On June 18, ...

... 1948, the instrument known as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was approved by the U.N. Commission on Human Rights. It would be presented for approval by the U.N. General Assembly later in the year.
... 1979, the arms-reduction treaty known as SALT II was signed at Vienna's Imperial Hofburg Palace by U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev (right). The U.S. Senate never gave its advice and consent to the treaty.

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