Today in History for September 16th

Highlights of this day in history: Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders receive conditional amnesty; Palestinian refugees massacred in Lebanon; Mexico pushes for independence; Opera star Maria Callas dies; Blues great B.B. King born. (Sept. 16)

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Remains of Vietnam War pilot flown home by son

The remains of an Air Force pilot whose plane was shot down in 1967 during the Vietnam War have been returned to Texas by his son flying a Southwest Airlines jet. (Aug. 9)

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Today in History for August 7th

Highlights of this day in history: U.S. embassies bombed in E. Africa; Congress OKs powers to expand the Vietnam War; The Battle of Guadalcanal begins; Kon-Tiki ends its journey; Comedy icon Oliver Hardy and news anchor Peter Jennings die. (Aug. 7)

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Today in History for August 2nd

Highlights of this day in history: The Tonkin Gulf incident sparks U.S. escalation of the Vietnam War; Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invades Kuwait; JFK’s PT-109 boat sunk; President Warren G. Harding dies; ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok killed in Deadwood. (Aug. 2)

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Today in History for June 13th

Highlights of this day in history: The Pentagon Papers hits newsstands amid the Vietnam War; Thurgood Marshall nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court; The ‘Miranda’ warning; Pioneer 10 leaves solar system; Swing legend Benny Goodman dies. (June 13)

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Today in History for April 30th

Highlights of this day in history: Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler commits suicide; End of the Vietnam War as Saigon falls; George Washington sworn in as America’s first president; The Louisiana Purchase; Country singer Willie Nelson born. (April 30)

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Today in History for April 28th

Highlights of this day in history: Italy’s dictator Benito Mussolini killed; Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein born; Muhammad Ali refuses military induction during the Vietnam War; The first space tourist; ‘Tonight Show’ host Jay Leno born. (April 28)

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Birth defects & cancers: Vietnam demands Monsanto pay victims of Agent Orange

Vietnam is again seeking justice for the victims of Agent Orange, inspired by the multimillion-dollar verdicts against Monsanto in California. The biotech firm had supplied the US military with the chemical during the Vietnam War.

The Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange (VAVA) has written a letter to a US court asking that it restart a class-action lawsuit by Agent Orange victims against American chemical firms, including Monsanto, which the Eastern District Court of New York dismissed in 2004, claiming a ‘lack of evidence’ and asserting that ‘herbicide spraying.. did not constitute a war crime pre-1975’.

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Veterans speak out on Trump’s McCain comments

Ohio veterans speak out about President Donald Trump’s criticism of late Vietnam War veteran and Sen. John McCain, a day after Trump addressed a crowd of supporters at the nation’s last-standing tank factory in Lima, Ohio. (March 21)

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