Video: 'Korean War - PART 28, End of the War, 6.25' (July 27, 1953, at 8:15)
(Sunday, July 26, 1953, 10:00 p.m. EDT; during the Korean War, part of the Cold War) — U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower tonight hailed the Korea truce signing 49 minutes ago with a prayer of thanksgiving during a nationwide TV and radio address, but solemnly declared “we have won an armistice on a single battleground — not peace in the world.” Click here to watch a video clip of Eisenhower’s address.
Video: 'M-26-7 - The 26th of July Movement (Cuba)'
(Sunday, July 26, 1953; during the Cuban Revolution, part of the Cold War) — Fidel Castro, 26, began his revolt against Fulgencio Batista today with an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, an army facility in the city of Santiago de Cuba in eastern Cuba. Castro would oust Batista in 1959.