A Russian spacecraft carrying a three-man Russian-British-American crew blasted off Tuesday, bound for the International Space Station.
The Korean War ended on July 27, 1953, with the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement. Truce talks had started July 10, 1951, after United States and United Nations forces went to the aid of South Korea who was invaded by North Korea June 25, 1950.
The Korean War, often called the “Forgotten War,” saw some 5.8 million American soldiers, sailors and air force members serve their country. The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. honors their service and sacrifice.
At the time, The Baltimore Sun sent several war correspondents to Korea to cover the war including James M. Cannon and John T. Ward who sent back photos from the front lines. According to the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, 527 Maryland citizens died in hostile action. Their names along with those still listed as missing in action are on Maryland’s Korean War Memorial, located at 2903 Boston Street in Canton.
This post was originally published on July 26, 2013.
The U.S. beat Colombia 2-0 Monday in the round of 16 in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Edmonton, Canada. They now advance to the quarterfinals.
War veterans are recognized around the world on November 11 each year. Known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month marks the anniversary of the end of World War I in 1918 when the Armistice with Germany took effect.
Oct. 2 Photo Brief: DC shutdown, Paris fashion, World Gymnastics Championships, protests in Ukraine, Vietnam and Brazil
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Pope Francis led Catholics worldwide in a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, urging world leaders to remove their nations from a “spiral of sorrow and death.” In a five-hour prayer vigil in Vatican City, Francis reminded worshippers that “violence and war lead only to death.”
Meanwhile, demonstrations in Lebanon against a possible U.S. military intervention in Syria intensified. As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with European leaders to look for international support of U.S. action, protests in D.C., New York and Paris sprung up on Saturday.
World leaders meet in Russia for the G20 summit, motivational speaker Nick Vujicic was born without limbs and swims with sharks, a sunset over the US Open and more in today’s daily brief.