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may 1, 1960 - U-2 incident

Description:

An international diplomatic crisis erupted in May 1960 when the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) shot down an American U-2 spy plane in Soviet air space and captured its pilot, Francis Gary Powers

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Date:

may 1, 1960
Now
~ 58 years ago
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