Viet Cong commandos damage and destroy a number of allied aircraft in two separate raids on U.S. air bases, including Chu Lai, on the coast of the South China Sea in Quang Tin Province, I Corps.
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- American Revolution
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- Leif Erickson Tunnel completes 1,593-mile I-35, 1992
- Civil War
- The Second Battle of Fair Oaks concludes, 1864
- Cold War
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- Chuck Berry goes on trial for the second time, 1961
- Cyclone intensifies near India, 1999
- General Interest
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- Congress enforces prohibition, 1919
- Julia Roberts born, 1967
- George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession is performed in New York, 1905
- President Bill Clinton signs the Digital Millennium Copyright Act into law, 1998
- Old West
- Workers complete the famous Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, 1965
- Grover Cleveland dedicates Statue of Liberty, 1886
- Princeton-Chicago football game is broadcast across the country, 1922
- Vietnam War
- Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, 1962
- U.S. officials deny any involvement in bombing of North Vietnam., 1964
- Viet Cong commandos raid U.S. airfields, 1965
- World War I
- German sailors begin to mutiny, 1918
- World War II
- Italy invades Greece, 1940
Viet Cong commandos raid U.S. airfields
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This Week in History, Oct 28 - Nov 3
- Oct 28, 1962
- Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba
- Oct 28, 1964
- U.S. officials deny any involvement in bombing of North Vietnam.
- Oct 28, 1965
- Viet Cong commandos raid U.S. airfields
- Oct 29, 1969
- Bobby Seale gagged during his trial
- Oct 29, 1971
- U.S. troop strength reaches five-year low
- Oct 30, 1965
- Marines repel attack near Da Nang.
- Oct 30, 1970
- Heavy monsoon rains hit Vietnam
- Oct 31, 1968
- President Johnson announces bombing halt
- Oct 31, 1970
- Thieu vows to never accept a coalition government
- Nov 01, 1964
- Military and political situation in South Vietnam deteriorates
- Nov 01, 1968
- Two new programs initiated in South Vietnam
- Nov 02, 1963
- Diem murdered during coup
- Nov 02, 1967
- Johnson meets with "the Wise Men"
- Nov 03, 1967
- Battle of Dak To begins
- Nov 03, 1969
- Nixon calls on the "silent majority"
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