Daily Archives: February 21, 2015

General Khanh accepts Viet ouster 50 years ago this hour (Feb 22 1965)


Video: 'Vietnam: A Television History - LBJ Goes to War [3/11]' (Feb. 22, 1965, at 28:40)

(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.

Malcolm X assassinated at rally in New York City 50 years ago this hour (Feb 21 1965)


Video: 'THE ASSASSINATION OF MALCOLM X (Feb. 21, 1965)'

(Sunday, February 21, 1965, 3:10 p.m. EST) — Black Muslim leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death this afternoon at a rally of his followers inside Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom in New York. Continue reading Malcolm X assassinated at rally in New York City 50 years ago this hour (Feb 21 1965)

Ringo Starr releases ”Snookeroo/Oo-Wee’ single in U.S. 40 years ago today (Feb 21 1975)


Video: 'Snookeroo // Goodnight Vienna // Ringo Starr'

(Friday, February 21, 1975)“Snookeroo”/Oo-Wee by ex-Beatle Ringo Starr was released today in the UK only, the second single from his album Goodnight Vienna. Continue reading Ringo Starr releases ”Snookeroo/Oo-Wee’ single in U.S. 40 years ago today (Feb 21 1975)

Mitchell, Haldeman, Ehrlichman sentenced to prison for Watergate cover-up 40 years ago this hour (Feb 21 1975)

1975

(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.