25th APRiL ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

April 25th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1983: Andropov wrote to U.S. student : The Soviet Union released a letter on the 25th April 1983,  that Russian leader Yuri Andropov wrote to Samantha Smith, an American 5th-grader from Manchester, Maine, inviting her to visit his country. Andropov’s letter came in response to a note Samantha Smith had sent him in December 1982, asking if the Soviets were planning to start a nuclear war. At the time, the United States and Soviet Union were Cold War enemies. | & more about history on this day in the video…