The sinking of the USS Scorpion and the Velvet Revolution

I’m a big fan of the History Daily podcast, where my good friend Lindsay Graham takes you back in time to explore a momentous moment that happened ‘on this day’ in history. Visit or search History Daily in your podcast app to learn more.

As an introduction to History Daily I have selected two Cold War-themed episodes that I know you will enjoy.

USS Scorpion

The first is the story of the nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion which disappeared in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with 99 men on board on May 22, 1968.

The Velvet Revolution

The second is the story of the Velvet Revolution when on November 17, 1989. Police violently shut down a student demonstration in Prague, sparking a revolution that ended communist rule in Czechoslovakia.

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