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(Monday, February 22, 1965, 6:30 a.m. ICT; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Khanh formally announced his resignation today as commander-in-chief of South Vietnamese armed forces during a telephone call to his generals from a military air strip at Da Lat, about 150 miles northeast of Saigon, where his plane landed after running low on fuel.
The Armed Forces Council had unanimously decided late Sunday to replace Khanh with Maj. Gen. Tran Van Minh as commander in chief.
(Saturday, February 21, 1885) — The Washington Monument, an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the early Continental Army and the first American president, was officially dedicated today by President Chester Arthur during ceremonies.
(Friday, February 21, 1975, 9:29 a.m. EST; during the Watergate scandal) — John N. Mitchell, H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman, three of the most powerful men in the nation during the Nixon Administration, were sentenced today to serve two and a half to eight years in prison for their roles in the Watergate cover-up.