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Fresh from the successful Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro arrived in New York City on September 18, 1960 to address the United Nations. Relations between the U.S. and Cuba were tense and about to deteriorate even more through the Cold War.
In April this year, President Barack Obama and Castro’s brother Raul, now Cuba’s President, re-established diplomatic relations for the first time since the 1960s. President Castro is set to visit New York City later this month to address the United Nations, under very different circumstances than when his brother did the same.
Republican Presidential hopeful Ben Carson also turns 64 today, and we remember Jimi Hendrix, who died at the age of 27 on September 18, 1970.