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This Week in Cold War History, Week 16
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April 16th, 1947

April 16th, 1947

THE TERM "COLD WAR" IS COINED BY BERNARD BARUCH

Bernard Baruch, a multimillionaire and financier, coins the term "Cold War" in his speech in front of the South Carolina House of Representatives for the unveiling of his portrait. 

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April 17th, 1961

April 17th, 1961

THE BAY OF PIGS INVASION COMMENCES

The CIA launches an operation by training Cuban refugees to land in Cuba and take over the communist government controlled by Fidel Castro. This operation would be known as The Bay of Pigs invasion. 

 

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April 20th, 1978

April 20th, 1978

SOVIET UNION SHOOTS DOWN KOREAN AIRLINER 

A commercial airliner traveling to Seoul was shot down over Soviet airspace. The attack resulted in 2 deaths and several injuries. 

 
Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
— Bernard Baruch