On #ThisDayinHistory 1961, President John F. Kennedy signs legislation establishing the Peace Corps as a permanent government agency in the ‘ New War Against Communism ‘ #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

INS Vikrant (from Sanskrit for “courageous”) was a Majestic-class aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, decommissioned in 1997 & used as a museum until 2014 until scrapped now India will launch in 2018 another vessel in recognition of its name – @AceHistoryNews

On #ThisDayinHistory 1946, the first annual Cannes Film Festival opened: The festival had initially intended to make its debut 1939, but the outbreak of World War II forced its cancellation #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

(MIAMI) Jake LaMotta, the boxer portrayed by Robert De Niro in Raging Bull, has died, his family says BBC News reports today #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

On #ThisDayinHistory 1990, the Martin Scorsese-directed Mafia film Goodfellas opens in theaters around the U nited States with its iconic first line: “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gan gster.” – @AceHistoryNews

On #ThisDayinHistory 1960, Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the @UN #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

ON #ThisDay 1947 President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act that the U.S. military got a separa te Air Force for the first time in its history…….That innovation was effective Sept. 18, 1947 — 70 years ago this Monday #AFBday – @AceHistoryNews

Snippets of History: Happy 70th to the @usairforce! Thank you to the men and women who serve and for all you do to keep the #US and our allies safe! #AFBday – @AceHistoryNews

On #ThisDayInHistory 1932, in his cell at Yerovda Jail near Bombay, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi begins a hung er strike in protest of the British government’s decision to separate India’s electo ral system by caste. #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

National POW/MIA Recognition Day: Americans are accustomed to seeing the now-familiar flag of their cause — the silhouette and white letters on a black background — flying outside post offices, mili tary properties, hospitals and government buildings all year round #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews