Add to Google

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

August 29, 1960: Nixon's Knee, Jordan Time-Bomb Assassination, Belgium Out of Congo and Ike Likes World Court

The presidential campaign of Vice President Richard Nixon suffered a setback on this day in Cold War history, 1960, when the candidate entered the hospital for a two-week stay to treat a knee infection. Nixon was slightly injured on August 17 in Greensboro, N.C., when he struck his left knee on a car door. ... In other news Premier Hazza Majall was killed when a time-bomb exploded in his office. The assassination came as Jordan and the United Arab Republic were about to resolve long-simmering differences. ... Belgium announced that it was removing the last of its military troops from the Congo. ... In Washington, President Eisenhower called for full adherence to the International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court.

Sent by On Vacation via the free Email Scheduler service.
Register now at