Friday, March 14, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: March 14

On March 14, 1961, Governor-General Richard Mason gave a vitavised speech rejecting higher arms spending, defying members of his own Liberal Party caucus, including Minister for Home Affairs Grover Speigal. In his speech, ha said, "The world needs plows, not machine guns, and North America will produce the plows, thus treading the road to peace."

The New York Herald reported on Mason's speech the next day.

On March 14, 1967, there was a commotion in Mexico City, and a flurry of calls between the capital and the outpost at Point Harrington, Alaska. Although there was no official explanation, Sobel states that there were rumors of an unsuccessful atomic bomb test.

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