Khrushchev pounds the table with his shoe. Castro speaks for hours. Gadhafi tears up the U.N. charter. As the United Nations marks its 70th anniversary and world leaders gather in New York on Monday for the U.N. General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting, here's a look back at six memorable moments from past sessions:
FIDEL CASTRO'S EPIC ADDRESS
Cuban leader Fidel Castro denounced the United States in the longest timed speech ever at the U.N. General Assembly — 4 hours and 29 minutes — on Sept. 26, 1960. Clad in his trademark green military fatigues, Castro said the revolution he led 20 months earlier had ended the country's status as "a colony...