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On This Day in 1922

February 15, 2006

On February 15, 1922, Herman Kahn (1922 - 1983) was born in Bayonne, New Jersey. In 1961, Kahn, along with Max Singer and Oscar Ruebhausen, founded the Hudson Institute—a non-partisan policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis that promotes global security, prosperity, and freedom—originally located in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

Among Kahn’s major contributions were the several strategies he developed during the Cold War to contemplate “the unthinkable,” namely, nuclear warfare, by using applications of game theory.

This Croton-on-Hudson “Moment and Memory” comes from our copy of the Friends of History 2006 calendar. To get a calendar of your own, please read “Make a Date with History” for ordering information and a list local spots around town of where it is available.


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