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This day in History: Aug. 21

...the KGB. (Lonetree ended up serving eight years in a military prison.)In 1991, the hard-line coup against Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev collapsed in the face of a popular uprising led by Russian federation President Boris N. Yeltsin...

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This Day in History

...manner that would prompt future generations to say, "This was their finest hour." In 1979, President Carter and Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev signed the SALT II strategic arms limitation treaty in Vienna. In 2005, U.S. Marines and...

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This Day in History

...dangling from a rope. In the world In 1919, Germany's Weimar Constitution was adopted. In 1991, President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in Moscow.

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This Day in History

...authorities in Austria; he was turned over to France, which later tried and executed him. In 1991, President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in Moscow. In 2005, police arrested seven people...

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Boris Yeltsin visits Juneau, plans to fish, flightsee

...the Russian Federation in Anchorage. This is his first trip to Alaska and also the first time a former Russian or Soviet president has visited Alaska, Smirnoff said. Juneau Mayor Bruce Botelho said he and other city officials intended to greet...

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This Day in History

...dead moments after stepping off a plane at Manila International Airport. In 1991, the hard-line coup against Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev collapsed in the face of a popular uprising led by Russian federation President Boris N. Yeltsin...

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Celebrate Russia's freedom

...system fell apart within months. The main successor state, Russia, soon will celebrate 10 years of freedom. Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, writing soon after the crisis, said he always thought that a coup, while possible, could not...

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This Day in History

...In 1946, Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering poisoned himself hours before he was to have been executed. In 1990, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev was named the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1993, Nelson Mandela and F.W. de...

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This Day in History

...was succeeded by Louis St. Laurent. In 1982, funeral services were held in Moscow's Red Square for the late Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev. In 1985, Britain and Ireland signed an accord giving Dublin an official consultative role...

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This Day in History

...Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, were executed following a popular uprising. In 1991, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev went on TV to announce his resignation as the eighth and final leader of a communist superpower...

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