Video: 'Nov. 29, 1967: Robert McNamara Resigns'
(Wednesday, November 29, 1967, evening EST; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — In the midst of a public relations campaign by the Johnson administration to build support for the Vietnam War, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, one of the war’s primary architects, announced tonight he was resigning to become president of the World Bank, effective in early 1968. Continue reading Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara resigns 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 29 1967)
Video: 'UN Partition Plan'
(Saturday, November 29, 1947, 5:35 p.m. EST) — The United Nations General Assembly approved today a proposal to partition Palestine into two states, one Arab and the other Jewish, that are to become fully independent by Oct. 1, 1948. Continue reading UN votes to partition Palestine 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 29 1947)
(Saturday, November 29, 1997) — “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba peaked at #6 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks. Continue reading ‘Tubthumping’ by Chumbawamba peaks at #6 in USA 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 29 1997)