Blog Archives

Jan 7, 1959: United States Recognizes New Cuban Government

Just six days after the fall of the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship in Cuba, U.S. officials recognize the new provisional government of the island nation. Despite fears that Fidel Castro, whose rebel army helped to overthrow Batista, might have communist leanings,

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Dec 23, 1944: The Execution of Eddie Slovik is Authorized

On this day, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower endorses the finding of a court-martial in the case of Eddie Slovik, who was tried for desertion, and authorizes his execution, the first such sentence against a U.S. Army soldier since the Civil War,

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized