Today In Sports History: Nov. 26

...Holy Cross 76-0, with Al Cannava rushing for 229 yards.1956 - At the Melbourne Olympics, Vyacheslav Ivanov of the Soviet Union wins the gold medal in single sculls. After receiving the medal, he jumps up and down and accidentally drops the medal...
Alaska Science Forum: Northern lab cranked out the quirky and creative

...way to wage warfare in the cold. At the time, U.S. political and military leaders feared a nuclear war with the Soviet Union and thought Alaska a likely battleground.Studies from the Air Force lab in Fairbanks included cold-weather gear development...
US trained Alaskans as 'stay-behind agents'

...the new agents) was highly dangerous, given that the Soviet Union's military doctrine called for the elimination of...Special Investigations, or OSI."While war with the Soviet Union did not come to Alaska, OSI trained 89 SBA (stay-behind...
Today in Sports History

...since John Newcombe in 1971, to lose in the first round of the U.S. Open. Edberg loses to Alexander Volkov of the Soviet Union, 6-3, 7-6, 6-2.1993 - Pinch-hitter Jeremy Hess' bases-loaded single with two outs in the sixth inning...
My Turn: The fantasy of 'American Exceptionalism'

...our four-decade-long nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union that left the entire world braced for global destruction...bin Laden did after we helped his forces defeat the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. I believe Sullivan, Begich, and Packer...
Today in History

...1945, President Harry S. Truman signed the U.S. instrument of ratification for the United Nations Charter. The Soviet Union declared war against Japan during World War II.In 1953, the United States and South Korea initialed a mutual security...
Sitka man gets medal, 6 decades late

...United States and its western allies flew essential food, fuel and supplies to the population of West Berlin after the Soviet Union cut off road, rail and canal access to the city. The round-the-clock transport flights ran from June 1948 to September...
Modern Russian fable superbly drawn

...similarities will soon end.Weil, who first visited Russia as a 14-year-old exchange student in 1991, shortly before the Soviet Union fell, depicts the land and its people with affection, fascination and an unsparing eye. Memorable scenes abound...
Brazil World Cup killed 'beautiful game'

...across the penalty area and bending majestically beyond Italy goalkeeper and captain Dino Zoff. Falcao against the Soviet Union in 1982, letting a pass from Paulo Isidoro run between his legs to Eder, who flicked the ball up and volleyed it in...
Today in History

...killing all 94 people on board.In 1972, the Nixon administration announced a deal to sell $750 million in grain to the Soviet Union. (However, the Soviets were also engaged in secretly buying subsidized American grain, resulting in what critics...


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