4/2/12

Soviet-Brazil, Charlie Chaplin, Windfall Profits Tax

On this day: April 2
Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Brazil are established (1945)

Charlie Chaplin returns to the U.S. for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare in the early 1950s (1972)

U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act in an effort to help the U.S. economy rebound (1980)

Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Havana, Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro in an attempt to mend strained relations (1989)

b: Émile Zola (1840), Ferenc Puskás (1927); d: Franz Halder (1972)


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