U.S. fighter-bombers fly 370 air strikes against North Vietnam, the highest daily total of the year; additionally, there are eight B-52 strikes in the North. Meanwhile, U.S. warplanes flew 321 missions (including 27 B-52 strikes) in South Vietnam, mostly in Quang Tri province. Despite this heavy air activity, hopes for an agreement to end the war rise as Henry Kissinger leaves Paris to confer with President Thieu and his advisers.
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