The first major antiwar protest of 1972 is held. The demonstration, held at the University of Maryland, was organized to protest the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC). Hundreds of students were arrested and 800 National Guardsmen were ordered onto the campus. Significant protests continued across the country in reaction to the increased bombing of North Vietnam, which had been initiated in response to the new communist offensive in South Vietnam.
Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at age 87
On this day in 2014, Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, whose novels include One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, dies at his Mexico City home at age 87. The Colombian-born Garcia Marquez, a master of magical realism, a writing style that ...read more