Follow Us On:

On this day in history – Jan. 2, 1980 – U.S. – Russia detente ends

Posted on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:47 am

Jan
2
THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1980
U.S.-Russia detente ends
On this day in 1980, in a strong reaction to the December 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, President Jimmy Carter asks the Senate to postpone action on the SALT II nuclear weapons treaty and recalls the U.S. ambassador to Moscow. These actions sent a message that the age of detente and the… read more »

American Revolution
1776
Congress publishes the Tory Act »
Automotive
2009
Rare Bugatti found in British garage »
Civil War
1863
Battle of Stones River concludes »
Cold War
1980
Carter reacts to Soviet intervention in Afghanistan »
Crime
1981
The Yorkshire Ripper is apprehended »
Disaster
1971
Football fans crushed in stadium stampede »
General Interest
1492
Reconquest of Spain »
1788
Georgia enters the Union »
1811
First censuring of a U.S. senator »
1905
Russian fleet surrenders at Port Arthur »
1958
Callas walks out of performance »
Hollywood
1980
Sherry Lansing named first female studio production head »
Literary
1897
Stephen Crane’s boat sinks »
Music
1962
Folk group The Weavers are banned by NBC after refusing to sign a loyalty oath »
Old West
1923
Secretary Fall resigns in Teapot Dome scandal »
Presidential
1890
Harrison welcomes Alice Sanger as first female staffer »
1974
Nixon signs national speed limit into law »
Sports
1956
Sooners win 30th game in a row »
Vietnam War
1963
Viet Cong are successful at Ap Bac »
1967
U.S. planes down seven enemy planes »
World War I
1905
Japanese capture Russian naval base at Port Arthur »
World War II
1942
Navy opens a blimp base in New Jersey »

 

Olympics Latest News