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The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident:

Fifty years ago on August 2, 1964, three North Vietnamese patrol boats attacked the USS <i>Maddox</i> in the Gulf of Tonkin. The <i>Maddox</i> and aircraft from the USS <i>Ticonderoga</i> damaged all three hostile boats, almost sinking one. Following reports of a second alleged incident two days later, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which gave President Lyndon B. Johnson advance approval to respond to military aggression in Southeast Asia without congressional consultation, and leading to an escalation …

Fidel Castro: I didn't expect to live long enough to see 87

Cuba's former leader talks of illness that ended presidency and how Soviet premier said Russia wouldn't step in if US invaded<p>Fidel Castro did not expect to live long enough to turn 87 after illness forced him from office in 2006, according to an essay carried by official media.<p>In a long, …

Storming of the Bastille

The <b>Storming of the Bastille</b> (French: <i>Prise de la Bastille</i> [pʁiz də la bastij]) occurred in Paris, France, on the afternoon of 14 July 1789. The …

The Nazi Terror Begins

After Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany in January 1933, he moved quickly to turn Germany into a one-party dictatorship and to organize the …

Billy the Kid

For other uses, see Antonio González Pacheco.<p>For other uses, see Billy the Kid (disambiguation).<p><b>Henry McCarty</b> (1859 – July 14, 1881), also known as</b> …

Saddam Hussein

"Saddam" and "Saddam Hussain" redirect here. For other uses, see Saddam (disambiguation) and Saddam Hussain (disambiguation).<p>This is an Arabic name; …

Execution of the Romanov family

The Russian Imperial Romanov family (Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Tsarina Alexandra and their five children Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and …

World History 101 on Twitter: "Clement Attlee succeeded Churchill on July 26. Truman & Stalin with Attlee: http://t.co/fvYOgugOSU With Churchill: http://t.co/QkPL80KUkF"

Hideki Tojo

In this Japanese name, the family name is Tōjō.<p><b>Hideki Tōjō</b> (Kyūjitai: 東條 英機; Shinjitai: 東条 英機; <i>Tōjō Hideki (help·info)</i>; December 30, 1884 – December …

War of 1812 begins - Jun 18, 1812

The day after the Senate followed the House of Representatives in voting to declare war against Great Britain, President James Madison signs the …

War Of 1812

FDR takes United States off gold standard - Jun 05, 1933

On June 5, 1933, the United States went off the gold standard, a monetary system in which currency is backed by gold, when Congress enacted a joint …

RT @FXMC1957: 6 June 1944. The D-Day landing (Operation Overlord) of 155,000 Allied troops on beaches in Normandy began. http://t.co/nfx6XFJkug

BBC ON THIS DAY | 6 | 1944: D-Day marks start of Europe invasion

<b>1944: D-Day marks start of Europe invasion</b><p>Thousands of Allied troops have begun landing on the beaches of Normandy in northern France at the start of a major offensive against the Germans.<p>Thousands of paratroops and glider-borne troops have also been dropped behind enemy lines and the Allies are …

D Day

One of the most famous D-Day images: U.S. troops going ashore on Omaha Beach in the face of withering enemy fire. http://t.co/hwHzOdSACQ

BBC ON THIS DAY | 6 | 1984: Troops raid Golden Temple in Amritsar

<b>1984: Troops raid Golden Temple in Amritsar</b><p>Nearly 300 people have been killed as Indian troops stormed the Golden Temple in Amritsar, held by Sikh militants.<p>The army's attack was resisted with heavy firepower, and weapons captured included machine guns, anti-tank missiles and rocket …

India

Normandy landings

"D-Day" redirects here. This article is about the first day of the Invasion of Normandy. The subsequent operations are covered in Invasion of …

Suharto

General of the Army Hajji <b>Suharto</b> (also spelled <b>Soeharto</b>; pronunciation (help·info), or <b>Muhammad Soeharto</b>; ꦩꦸꦲꦩ꧀ꦩꦢ꧀ꦯꦸꦲꦂꦠ ; 8 June 1921 – 27 January …

A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials

The Salem witch trials occurred in colonial Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft—the …

Native Americans and the American Civil War

The American Civil War was a years-long battle that divided the United States into two: north versus south. The war is most often remembered for its …

"You can't fight the Axis if you get VD" - a sexual health poster from the Second World War. See more at the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2013/jun/06/second-world-war-sexual-health-pictures

Dispute over Eichmann's capture: From the archive, 10 June 1960

Adolf Eichmann's trial on charges of war crimes might, in the eyes of some people, present a foregone conclusion. But the manner in which the …

Obama defends US drone attacks

President Barack Obama has defended his country's controversial drone attacks as legal, effective and a necessary tool in an evolving US counterterrorism policy.<p>But addressing an audience at the National Defence University on Thursday, he acknowledged that the targeted strikes were no "cure-all" …

Jacqueline Kennedy - a summary

Born on 28 July 1929 in Southampton, New York, Jacqueline Kennedy, nee Lee Bouvier, was the eldest of two daughters. Her parents were John ‘Black …

The Death of Anne Boleyn - Her Fall From Favour

After the loss of another baby in January 1536, Anne Boleyn’s hold over Henry VIII was desperately weakened. He had his sights on one of her ladies; …

Tsar Nicholas II - a summary

On Sunday 13 March 1881, the 13-year-old Nikolay Alexandrovich Romanov, the future tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, was accompanying his father and …

1983: The Most Dangerous Year of the Cold War

The Black Death Vampires

<b>The Black Death is undoubtedly one of the greatest natural disasters that has ever been recorded by the annals of history. It swept through Europe</b> …