This day in history:
Winston Churchill delivers his “Sinews of Peace” address to an audience at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, stating in part:
From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an “iron curtain” has descended across the continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia…
The address would become famous for the use of the phrase “iron curtain” and mark one of the most memorable moments of the Cold War.
March 5, 1946 - 66 years ago today.