June 20, 1963

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1963 the United States and the Soviet Union signed an agreement to set up a hot-line communication link between the two world powers as a means to prevent any misunderstandings that might lead to accidental nuclear war. The first unconfirmed call using the lines was answered by Nikita Khruschchev at 2 AM Soviet time. The caller, who had a long, Texas drawl, demanded that Khruschchev ‘git over to my house and git cher damn goat out of my damn garden.” Khruschchev was at first confused and then he got angry and said, “Listen here you idiot kovboy, I don’t have a chert voz’mi blin!” The mysterious caller then laughed and said, “That’s okay, Nicky, I ain’t got no god-damn goat anyway,” and hung up. Khruschchev to his dying day swore that it was LBJ who pranked him, but he could never get the US to admit it.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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