The House Un-American Activities Committee investigates Americans who have given aid to the Viet Cong with a view toward introducing legislation to make such activities illegal. Demonstrators disrupted the hearings and before it was over, more than 50 people were arrested for disorderly conduct. The Chairman of the subcommittee, Representative J. R. Pool (D-Texas) announced that the hearings had revealed that key leadership of groups supporting the Viet Cong were comprised of revolutionary, hard-core Communists.
Continentals routed at Camden, South Carolina
On this day in 1780, American General Horatio Gates suffers a humiliating defeat at Camden, South Carolina. Despite the fact that his men suffered from diarrhea on the night of August 15, caused by their consumption of under-baked bread, Gates chose to engage the British on the ...read more