This Day in History
Vietnam Protest


On a day like today in the 1960’s...

President Johnson, after his election in 1964, escalated the Indochina “intervention” into a full-scale war. The Vietnam War lasted over ten years - longer than any other war in American history. It exacted a toll of over 250,000 American casualties and of perhaps one and one-half million Vietnamese and Cambodians. It shattered the fabric of social and economic life in Vietnam and all but destroyed the country by bombing. It cost hundreds of billions of dollars in direct military expenditures and equal sums in the distraction of the economy and research to nonproductive purposes. It tore American society apart, exacerbated corruption in government, contributed to the degradation of politics, weakened the constitutional system, and forfeited the good opinion of much of the civilized world. It was, in short, after slavery, the most tragic chapter of American history.





February's Archived Features:

Saturday February 1, 2020
Sunday February 2, 2020
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Thursday February 6, 2020
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Monday February 10, 2020
Tuesday February 11, 2020
Wednesday February 12, 2020
Thursday February 13, 2020
Friday February 14, 2020
Saturday February 15, 2020
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Wednesday February 19, 2020
Thursday February 20, 2020
Friday February 21, 2020
Saturday February 22, 2020
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