August 20, 1971 : Minh and Ky withdraw from presidential race

Introduction

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.

Article Details:

August 20, 1971 : Minh and Ky withdraw from presidential race

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    August 20, 1971 : Minh and Ky withdraw from presidential race

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/minh-and-ky-withdraw-from-presidential-race

  • Access Date

    November 23, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks