March 27, 1915 – Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary, is put in quarantine for the second time. She would remain there for the rest of her life. She was the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of Typhoid Fever.
Taken from: http://todayinwomenshistory.saintssistersandsluts.com/march/march-27/
March 26, 1974 – Gaura Devi leads a group of 27 women of Reni village of the Garhwal Himalayas, to prevent the cutting of trees. They resort to hugging the trees to protect them and give rise to the Chipko Movement in India.
Taken from: http://todayinwomenshistory.saintssistersandsluts.com/march/march-26/
The Cold War was between America and the Soviet Union, East v. West, Capitalism v. Communism. This war or really competition lasted for 40 years! It is called a Cold War due to no actual fighting. They got close a few times to actual fighting. One moment was the Cuban Missile Crisis when Russia put missiles in Cuba and pointed them at America.
That was the big fear - one of the countries would destroy the other. An Arms Race was born.
To fully understand the Cold War - you must understand Joseph Stalin during and after World War 2. Stalin was an evil dictator, but he was on our side during the war. That has been debated since then. How could Stalin be on America's side? You can see this Cold War era and fear in the movies.