(Thursday, December 28, 1972; during Operation Linebacker II, part of the Vietnam War) — Hanoi’s Soviet MiG fighters are now taking the brunt of “The Christmas Bombings” battle over North Vietnam as ammunition is critically short. A thousand surface-to-air missiles have been used, but very few are now in evidence. By now, over 100,000 bombs have been dropped over Hanoi and Haiphong. But 33 U.S. air men are dead or missing.
Video: 'Ebru Today-DC Connection-Vice Presidents, John C. Calhoun'
(Friday, December 28, 1832) — John C. Calhoun, the 7th Vice President of the United States, resigned today, becoming the first of only two vice presidents in U.S. history to do so. Calhoun cited political differences with President Andrew Jackson and a desire to fill a vacant Senate seat in South Carolina. The Petticoat affair was also a major factor in Calhoun’s resignation.