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Man Who Saved the World From Nuclear Armageddon in 1983 Dies at 77

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Matt Novak, writing for Gizmodo:

    On September 26, 1983, Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov received a message that five nuclear missiles had been launched by the United States and were heading to Moscow. He didn’t launch a retaliatory strike, believing correctly that it was a false alarm. And with that, he saved the world from nuclear war. But now reports have surfaced that Petrov died this past May. He was 77 years old.

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  2. honkytonk

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    Wow what a cool piece of history that is. I'm doubtful this would be the case in 2017.
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  3. justin.

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