A Celebration And A Coup – June 19, 1955
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While the United Nations were preparing to celebrate 10 years as a peacemaking body on the 20th of June, a military coup was going on in Argentina, with a plan to oust Juan Pèron. this day in June 1955.
At the time of this broadcast (the morning of the 19th) details were sketchy other than “something was happening in the Argentine Capitol”.
Aside from that, your typical Sunday, which June 19th fell on in 1955.
Observations on the Cold War and what the United Nations was trying to accomplish and how membership had swollen from 50 nations to 60 nations. It was also noted that this anniversary found the world much more at peace (with the exception of Argentina) than at any time since the beginning of the Cold War. And all were optimistic this feeling would be a lasting one.
Only time would tell.
Here is the news for June 19, 1955 as reported on NBC’s World News Roundup.