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At the height of the Cold War, the U.S. president is very unfortunate joke

August 11 2009

August 11, 1984, U.S. President Ronald Reagan, to check the microphone before a press conference, gave the whole country, not knowing that the microphone is turned on, the shocking news - the beginning of war with Russia. On that day the president was preparing to traditional Saturday radio address to Americans. Speech must be begin with the words:

"Dear Americans, I am pleased to announce that today signed a decree allowing students to religious groups begin to exercise, which they did not have too long - the freedom to meet in public high schools during after-school hours, as it will allow students of other groups."

Making check the microphone before a performance, Reagan suddenly joked pereinachiv his text: "Dear Americans, I am pleased to inform you that just signed a law declaring the outlawed Russia forever. Bombing begins in five minutes. "

"Joke" Reagan has become available to the general public; the official Soviet reaction to it is not known. Sometimes the speculation that Reagan made a statement with the expectation of its publication, although there is no evidence of this. We note only that in 1984 the international situation has experienced one of the peaks of tension after the Second World War and the U.S. in November were to be held next presidential election in which Reagan was running for a second term.

August 11, 2002 was to be held next doomsday. At 4:00 am, "when the South Pole, connects with the North, and brought down to Earth a fiery chaos", according to the predictions of the famous Romanian soothsayer ieromonaha Arseniy start a devastating earthquake, which lead to the end of the world.

"After three days and three nights of terrible disasters will be saved only pure before God, people." Monk got this apocalyptic warning on Mount Athos, where the pilgrimage. Doomsday has not happened.

August 11, 1906 in England, a Mr Eugene Last patented talkies. I wonder if he expelled the money right now the studio - for the formal use of his patent?

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