5/16/12

John Conyers, U-2, Cultural Revolution

On this day: May 16
Nikita Khrushchev demands an apology from U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower for U-2 spy plane flights over the Soviet Union thus ending a Big Four summit in Paris (1960)

The Communist Party of China issues the 'May 16 Notice', marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution (1966)

Josip Broz Tito is re-elected president of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia; this time he is elected for life (1974)

President Barack Obama names Jon Huntsman, Jr., the Republican Governor of Utah, as U.S. Ambassador to China (2009)

b: Gheorghe Apostol (1913), John Conyers (1929); d: Julius Schreck (1936), A. Philip Randolph (1979)



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