Updated: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 02:45:00 GMT | By Manjunath R Setty, India Syndicate
Phone calls that made history: In pictures

If Obama’s call to President Rouhani is called historic because it led to a thaw in US-Iran ties after more than three decades, we look at other telephone calls that brought down governments or changed the way we live



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Nixon calls Armstrong on the moon (July 20, 1969)

For the first time, human beings land on the moon. So, what’s the best way to follow up this achievement? Well, by congratulating them the same day. Who does it? US President Richard M Nixon, of course. Nixon called Neil Armstrong, the first man who landed on lunar surface, and congratulated him and his fellow astronauts Michael Collins and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin Jr.

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