posted on Jul, 1 2018 @ 05:31 PM
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty was signed today, by the U.S.A. the U.K., the U.S.S.R, and other nations, in an attempt to bind the world not to
allow the spread of nuclear weapons beyond those countries which had them already. Donald Trump's negotiations with North Korea, like Obama's with
Iran, are trying to rescue what is left of that policy.
The General Election in France was decided with a massive majority for the Gaullists, 355 seats out of 487.
So the end of the story was deferred until 1969. In that year, De Gaulle carried out his postponed promise to propose reforms and put them to a
referendum. When the referendum rejected them, he carried out his original promise that he would resign. Under the provisions of the constitution,
Alain Poher, as President of the Senate, took over the presidency until a new President could be elected. Poher was then defeated by Pompidou. Our
family passed through Normandy in August 1969. As a young History student, I noticed that Poher's election posters had been defaced and Pompidou's
Today customs duties were abolished across the Common Market, the fore-runner of the European Union. However, the French government insisted on
imposing temporary import quotas, to protect an economy which had been weakened by the national crisis of May.
The Russian troops which had entered Czechoslovakia to take part in an exercise had still not left.
The day's play at Wimbledon saw the setting of a new record for the largest number of games in a single set. Obviously this was before the invention
of the tie-breaker. In the men's singles, four amateurs and four professionals remained to contest the quarter-finals.
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