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

#AceHistoryNews – Sept.22: Kennedy believed that the Peace Corps could provide a new and unique weapon in the war against communism and had issued an executive order establishing the Peace Corps in March of that year #AceNewsDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/7077 Image Credit: Kits containing instructional health guides and basic first aid supplies and medicine were issued to Peace Corps volunteers in preparation for their service overseas. Transfer from the Peace Corps……… As described by Kennedy, this new organization would be an “army” of civilian volunteers–teachers, engineers, agricultural scientists, etc.–who would be sent to developing nations to assist the people of those regions……..Kennedy hoped that by improving the lives of people developing countries, they would become more resistant to the charms of communism and convinced of America’s sincerity and ability to help them……In the years after 1961, thousands of Peace Corps volunteers were sent around the world…….Some faced indifference, some even faced danger……For the most part, however, the Peace Corps “army” proved to be a valuable, and relatively inexpensive, Cold War weapon for the United States………Though the Peace Corps is no longer viewed as a weapon against communism, it has outlived the Cold War and continues to send participants to various nations. #PeaceCorps #JFK #OTD #volunteers #coldwar #AceHistoryDesk reports are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News

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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

#AceHistoryNews – Sept.22: The ship was laid down as HMS Hercules for the British Royal Navy during World War II and launched on 22 September 1945, but construction was put on hold when the war ended #AceHistoryDesk reports

India purchased the incomplete carrier in 1957, and construction was completed in 1961………..Vikrant was commissioned as the first aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy and played a key role in enforcing the naval blockade of East Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971……..In its later years, the ship underwent major refits to embark modern aircraft, before being decommissioned in January 1997…………Vikrant was preserved as a museum ship in Cuffe Parade, Mumbai, until 2012…….The ship was sold through an online auction in January 2014 and scrapped in November 2014 after final clearance from the Supreme Court…….The Indian Navy is currently constructing its first home-built carrier, also named INS Vikrant, scheduled to be commissioned by the end of 2018 ….#AceHistoryDesk reports are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News

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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

#AceHistoryNews – Sept.20: The world’s first annual international film festival was in Venice in 1932, but by 1938, the Venice Film Festival had become a vehicle for Fascist and Nazi propaganda Outraged, France decided to organize an alternative film festival and in June 1939, the establishment of a film festival at Cannes, was announced in Paris #AceNewsDesk reports

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Films were selected and the filmmakers and stars began arriving in mid-August……Among the American selections was “The Wizard of Oz.” France offered “The Nigerian,” and Poland “The Black Diamond.” On the morning of September 1, the day the festival was to begin, Hitler invaded Poland……….In Paris, the French government ordered a general mobilization, and the Cannes festival was called off after the screening of just one film: director William Dieterle’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” After the war France’s provincial government approved a revival of the Festival de Cannes as a means of luring tourists back to the French Riviera. 18 nations were represented and nine films were honored with the top award: Grand Prix du Festival……Now, more than 30,000 people come to Cannes each May to attend the festival, about 100 times the number of film devotees who showed up for the first Cannes in 1946. #Cannes #filmfestival #filmhistory #France #1940s #AceHistoryNews

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

#AceHistoryNews – Sept.20: Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film “Raging Bull,” for which Robert DeNiro won an Academy Award, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday #AceHistoryDesk reports

He was 95.LaMotta died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pneumonia, according to fiancee Denise Baker……The Bronx Bull, as he was known in his fighting days, compiled an 83-19-4 record with 30 knockouts, in a career that began in 1941 and ended in 1954…….LaMotta fought the great Sugar Ray Robinson six times, handing Robinson the first defeat of his career and losing the middleweight title to him in a storied match.
In the fight before he lost the title, LaMotta saved the championship in movie-script fashion against Laurent Dauthuille…… Trailing badly on all three scorecards, LaMotta knocked out the challenger with 13 seconds left in the fight……LaMotta threw a fight against Billy Fox, which he admitted in testimony before the Kefauver Committee, a U.S. Senate committee investigating organized crime in 1960.“I purposely lost a fight to Billy Fox because they promised me that I would get a shot to fight for the title if I did,” LaMotta said in 1970 interview printed in Peter Heller’s 1973 book “In This Corner: 40 World Champions Tell Their Stories.”LaMotta was “stopped” by Fox in the fourth round on Nov. 14, 1947, in Madison Square Garden……..He didn’t get a title shot until 10 fights later……..On June 16, 1949, in Detroit, he became middleweight champion when the Frenchman Marcel Cerdan couldn’t continue after the 10th round…..Of the claim that Cerdan had to quit because of a shoulder injury, LaMotta said in 1970: “Something’s bound to happen to you in a tough fight, cut eye, broken nose or broken hand or something like that. So you could make excuses out of anything, you know, but you got to keep on going if you’re a champ or you’re a contender.”Renowned for his strong chin, and the punishment he could take, and dish out, LaMotta was knocked down only once — in a 1952 loss to light-heavyweight Danny Nardico — in his 106 fights.LaMotta’s first defense was supposed to be a rematch with Cerdan, but the Frenchman was killed when a plane en route to the United States crashed in the Azores in 1949………..So in his first defense, LaMotta outpointed Tiberio Mitri on July 12, 1950, in New York, then on Sept. 13, he rallied to knock out Dauthuille at Detroit……..LaMotta’s title reign ended on Feb. 14, 1951, when Robinson stopped him in the 13th round in Chicago……..In a fight that became known as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, LaMotta gave as good as he got in the early rounds, then took tremendous punishment…………He would not go down.In their second match, on Feb. 5, 1943, in New York, LaMotta won a 10-round decision, giving Robinson his first defeat in the 41st fight of his illustrious career………LaMotta was born July 10, 1921, on New York City’s Lower East Side but was raised in the Bronx. After retiring from boxing in 1954, he owned a nightclub for a time in Miami, then dabbled in show business and commercials……….He also made personal appearances and for a while in the 1970s he was a host at a topless nightclub in New York City.The 1980 film “Raging Bull,” based on LaMotta’s memoir written 10 years earlier, was nominated for eight Academy Awards……Though director Martin Scorseese was passed over, DeNiro, who gained 50 pounds to portray the older, heavier LaMotta, won the best actor award.In 1998, LaMotta, who had four daughters, lost both of his sons. Jake LaMotta Jr., 51, died from cancer in February. Joe LaMotta, 49, was killed in plane crash off Nova Scotia in September.A funeral in Miami and a memorial service in New York City are being planned, Baker said #AceHistoryNews reports are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News

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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

#AceHistoryNews – Sept.19: The movie, based on the best-selling 1986 book “Wiseguy”, tells the true story of the mobster-turned-FBI informant Henry Hill from the 1950s to the 1980s #AceHistoryDesk reports

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Goodfellas earned six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director……And, Joe Pesci won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance as the psychotic mobster Tommy DeVito……….Lorraine Bracco, earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her performance in Goodfellas as Henry Hill’s wife, Karen……She is perhaps best known for her role as Tony Soprano’s psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Melfi on the hit HBO series The Sopranos. #Goodfellas #shinebox #filmhistory #MartinScorsese #mob #AceHistoryNews

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

#AceHistoryNews – Sept.18: On #ThisDayinHistory 1960, Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the @UN #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/7059 Castro’s visit stirred indignation and admiration from various sectors of American society, and was climaxed by his speech to the United Nations on Sept.26: By the time Castro arrived in New York City, relations between the United States and Cuba were rapidly deteriorating. Since taking power in January 1959, Castro had infuriated the American government with his policies of nationalizing U.S. companies and investments in Cuba……Some American officials, such as Vice President Richard Nixon, believed that Castro was leaning perilously toward communism……(Castro did not publicly proclaim his adherence to communism until late-1961, when he declared that he was a “Marxist-Leninist”.) In March 1960, President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered the CIA to begin training Cuban exiles to overthrow Castro’s regime…..When the United States suspended the import of Cuban sugar in 1960, Castro’s government turned to the Soviet Union for economic assistance…..The Russians were happy to oblige. While in NYC, Castro and his entourage caused a sensation by deciding to stay at the Theresa Hotel in Harlem, and while there, Castro met with a number of African-American leaders, including Malcolm X and the poet Langston Hughes……..On September 26, Castro delivered a blistering attack on what he termed American “aggression&imperialism For over four hours, Castro lambasted U.S. policy toward Cuba and other nations in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Castro’s visit and lengthy public denunciation marked the final breaking point in relations between the U.S. and Cuba. #FidelCastro #UN #UNGA #Cuba #AceHistoryNews

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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

#AceHistoryNews – Sept.18: Though aircraft had proved their military use beyond a doubt in the World Wars (and far earlier), the pilots and others who made that war effort work had been part of a series of different organizations, largely under the supervision of the Army #AceHistoryDesk reports

It was not until President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 that the U.S. military got a separate Air Force for the first time in its history…….That innovation was effective Sept. 18, 1947 — 70 years ago this Monday…… And, from the beginning, it was no secret that the Air Force was a desirable assignment for those in the military……..The appeal of the air was on full display in 1951, as documented by LIFE Magazine, when the possibility of being drafted for the Korean War sent young American men scrambling to volunteer for the military gigs they wanted before the choice was taken out of their hands……..Rather than serve as Army infantrymen, they figured, they could take to the skies……….(Or, even more appealing in some recruits’ eyes, they could stay safely on the ground taking care of the planes.) The result was a “recruit stampede,” as LIFE put it, that the still-young Air Force wasn’t quite prepared to handle………At Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, thousands more recruits than expected — three times more, in a 12-day period, than volunteered for the Army in a whole month — jammed the processing centers, leading to a shortage of everything from uniforms to space………It was clear to see how that rush to join up could cause problems for the military effort, as preference for the Air Force, followed by the Navy, could leave the Army wanting…….But it was also obvious that there was something about the Air Force that left these young men more eager to serve there than anywhere else……….Today, with more than 300,000 active-duty personnel in an all-volunteer Air Force, it’s clear that the allure remains #AceHistoryNews

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