4/17/12

Nikita Khrushchev, Bay of Pigs, Khmer Rouge

On this day: April 17
A group of CIA financed and trained Cuban refugees lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro (1961)

The People's Republic of Bangladesh forms, under Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Mujibnagor (1971)

The Khmer Rouge captures the capital Phnom Penh and Cambodian government forces surrender (1975)

b: Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Harry Reasoner (1923); d: Manuel Dimech (1921), Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu (1954)


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