August 20

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Vietnam War

Aug 20, 1971:

Minh and Ky withdraw from presidential race

General Duong Van Minh and Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky, fellow candidates for the October presidential election, accuse incumbent President Nguyen Van Thieu of rigging the election and withdraw from the race.

In the United States, the FBI began investigating journalist Daniel Schorr, who was targeted by the Nixon administration because of his critical reporting of the president's handling of the situation in Vietnam.

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