Thursday, February 11, 2010

On February 11

On this day in ...
... 1971, the Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil Thereof was opened for signature in London, Moscow, and Washington, D.C., following several years of difficulties in drafting a consensus text. The Sea-Bed Treaty, as it's known, would enter into force just over a year later, on May 18, 1972, the date on which a number of countries, including the United States, deposited instruments of ratification.

(Prior February 11 posts are here and here.)

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