Snippets of History: #OnThisDay in 1960, U-2 pilot Gary Powers (right) was jailed for espionage after his spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

Snippets of History: OnThisDay in 1991, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was placed under house arrest in Crimea as Communist bosses staged a coup d’etat #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

Snippets of History: #OnThisDay in 1883, influential fashion designer Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel was born in the French town of Saumur #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

Snippets of History: #OnThisDay in 1980, 300 people died when fire engulfed a Saudi Arabian Airlines Tristar at Riyadh, in one of the world’s worst air disasters #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

Snippets of History: #OnThisDay in 1953, CIA and MI6 helped to overthrow Iranian premier Mohammed Mossadeq paving the way for the return of Shah Reza Pahlavi #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

Snippets of History: #Lithuania archaeologists discover ruins of a Great Synagogue #Diaspora that’s believed to be over 2,000 years old and around at the time of Jesus #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews