March 23: Reagan’s ‘Star Wars’ Missile Defense 1983

Mar 23, 2012 6:15pm

1983 ‘Star Wars’ Missile Defense

President Reagan announced a plan to intercept nuclear missiles in space.  In his address to the nation, Reagan talked about Soviet military build-up and the threat of communism. The anti-missile proposal was known as the “Star Wars” Initiative.

 

2001 End of Mir Space Station

In a controlled crash, the Russian space station burned up in the atmosphere.

 

Famous Birthdays

1953 Chaka Khan

1954 Kenneth Cole

1966 Marin Hinkle

1976 Michelle Monaghan

1976 Keri Russell

1978 Nicholle Tom

1978 David Tom

1978 Perez Hilton

1986 Steven Strait

1990 Princess Eugenie of York

 

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