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