Happy escape from nuclear holocaust day

Interesting historical trivia.

Happy escape from nuclear holocaust day
On September 26, 1983, just after midnight, the alarms began going off at the Soviet satellite early warning bunker outside Moscow. On duty was 44-year old Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov, whose job was to report such an attack to his superiors as part of the Mutual Assured Destruction launch response. The computers first showed one U.S. missile heading toward the U.S.S.R., and later in the early morning, five more.
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Sometimes Government incompetence works in your favor.

H/T: Joe Henchman


  1. DoubleDawg3 says:

    As an interesting side note for the few Peach Pundit readers that did not know this already – the “US Congressman” who was on board the Korean air flight which was shot down was Georgia’s own, Congressman Larry McDonald.

    If you’re looking to pass some time, Google his name and “conspiracy” and read away…a lot of people think his death on that plane was far more than an accident, given McDonald’s very vocal anti-communist positions.

  2. jm says:

    Wow, Stan Petrov saved the world. How many people can say that?

    That’s a neat story…he was made out to be a goat, but its evident he was a very smart man.

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