On this Date
On this date in 1959 Iraq and the USSR signed a economic/technical treaty. As soon as they signed it each asked the other for a loan – using oil and technical knowledge as collaterals…. Or maybe it could have happened that way it happened anyway.
Also on this date in 1985 AP correspondent Terry Anderson was taken hostage in Beirut. He was finally released. He was related to a lady living about two houses from our subdivision. She called more than one press conference during this ordeal. I think she got more mileage than he did over his captivity.