The Cold War Reaches Glen Cove
A the height of the Cold War, in September 1960, none other than Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev stayed at Killenworth on his second U.S. visit, during which he traveled to New York City for a U.N. General Assembly meeting. This was the meeting where the Russian leader famously pounded the desktop with his shoe in protest during an address by the Philippines representative. While departing Glen Cove, Khrushchev’s motorcade proceeded down Dosoris Lane, which was lined with residents protesting his visit. It has been reported that crowds along the route threw tomatoes and eggs at the limousines. The motorcade was tracked from overhead by a large U.S. military helicopter with a sharpshooter strapped in the open doorway, that momentarily landed on the upper field behind the Deasy School.
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