Daily Archives: May 1, 2012

King makes anguished plea for peace in Los Angeles 20 years ago today (1992)


Video: 1992 Los Angeles Riots (KNBC-TV, May 1, 1992, 11 p.m. PDT, part 1)

(Friday, May 1, 1992) — The third day of the 1992 Los Angeles riots was punctuated today by live footage of Rodney King, the man whose videotaped beating led to the rioting, appealing for calm, pleading, “People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?” Continue reading King makes anguished plea for peace in Los Angeles 20 years ago today (1992)

Americans, South Vietnamese evacuate as Quang Tri falls 40 years ago today (1972)


Video: May 1, 1972 (at 0:15)

(Monday, May 1, 1972, during the Easter Offensive, part of the Vietnam War, the Cold War and the Indochina Wars) — The South Vietnamese and Americans abandoned Quan Tri today, giving the Communists command control of a broad strip of strategic territory just below the the demilitarized zone and a springboard for attacks deep into the South, possibly against Hue.