A president is shot, Cal Ripken Jr. breaks an unbreakable record, and the world mourns the passing of a princess, all on this day.
1976: Soviet Air Defence Forces pilot Lt. Viktor Belenko lands a MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate on the Japanese island of Hokkaido and requests political asylum in the United States. This was the first time that Western experts were able to get a close look at the aircraft, and it revealed many secrets and surprises. Belenko was later granted asylum by U.S. President Gerald Ford.
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