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Today in History, June 8

A famous Russian writer was deported from the Soviet Union in 1974

On June 8, 1978, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn delivered the address "A World Split Apart" at a Harvard commencement ceremony. The speech was heard by  about 20,000 students and even more people watched it on U.S. television.

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