Panmunjom (JFK+50) Sixty-two years ago today, July 27, 1953, an armistice agreement was reached here in Panmunjom by representatives of North and South Korea, the Peoples Republic of China and the United States.
The armistice brought to an end the conflict which began with the North Korean invasion of South Korea on June 25, 1950. The terms of the agreement established a committee to decide the fate of prisoners of war on both sides and
also provided for a demilitarized zone or DMZ between North and South Korea.
A marker at the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. reads...
Our Nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met.
"The Korean War Memorial," www.nps.gov/
ROBERT KENNEDY AND JUSTICE WILLIAM DOUGLAS GO TO USSR
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Sixty years ago today, July 27, 1955, Robert F. Kennedy, chief counsel for the Senate Investigation Subcommittee, and Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas departed the Nation's Capital on a tour of areas of the Soviet Union that had seldom been seen by westerners.
BOB HOPE DIED 12 YEARS AGO TODAY
Toluca Lake, California (JFK+50) Twelve years ago today, July 27, 2003, Bob Hope, the man who entertained thousands of American soldiers in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf, died at the age of 100.
Hope appeared in more than 50 feature films, hosted the Academy Awards 18 times and was the host of 284 of his own television specials.
Bob Hope had a very distinctive nose which he often made reference to in jokes. When President John F. Kennedy presented Bob with a gold medal at the White House, the comedian said he would have preferred a "nose job" on the medal, "but it would have meant less gold".