Today In History- February 9

Today In History- February 9

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McCarthy accuses State Department of communist infiltration.

McCarthy accusations reach U.S. State Department.

  • Washington D.C., USA

On Feb. 9, 1950, Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy continued his communist attacks claiming communist influence in the State Department.  Such fears heightened the tension felt by many Americans as a result of the Cold War with the Soviet Union.


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