... 1984 (25 years ago today), to make way for road-building, British authorities broke up a peace camp that women had set up 3 years earlier at Greenham Common, Berkshire (left), in protest of plans to store Cruise missiles at a military air base near their homes. (photo credit)
... 1984 (25 years ago today), U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced support for an international ban on chemical weapons. The audio clip of his statement, in which he said that he would send then-Vice President George H.W. Bush to Geneva to take part in multilateral negotiation of a chemical weapons treaty, is here.