It Happened On #61

Sorry for the late post. I hope all my valued readers don’t mind such a late post – better late than never, right? It was a busy morning that carried through to afternoon

It happened on November 28 1964…President Lyndon Johnson’s top advisers–Maxwell Taylor, Dean Rusk, Robert McNamara, and other members of the National Security Council–agree to recommend that the president adopt a plan for a two-stage escalation of the bombing of North Vietnam

The purpose of this bombing was three-fold: to boost South Vietnamese morale, to cut down infiltration of Communist troops from the north, and to force Hanoi to stop its support of the insurgency in South Vietnam. The bombing campaign, code-named Rolling Thunder, began in March 1965 and lasted through October 1968

Also on November 28 1979, a New Zealander sightseeing plane traveling over Antarctica crashes, killing all 257 people on board, on this day in 1979. It was the worst airplane accident in New Zealand’s history

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