5/16/13

John Conyers, Cultural Revolution, Casablanca

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)

In Casablanca, Morocco, 33 civilians are killed and more than 100 people are injured in terrorist attacks by the Salafia Jihadia group (2003)

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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