London stops burning, the First Continental Congress meets, terrorists target Israeli Olympians in Munich, and Mother Teresa passes away, all on this day.
1945: Igor Gouzenko, a Soviet Union embassy clerk, defects to Canada, exposing Soviet espionage in North America. The "Gouzenko Affair" is often credited as a triggering event of the Cold War. Gouzenko, who was given a new identity, would wear a hood over his head whenever making a public appearance in order to protect his identity.
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