This Week In History
May 25, 1999 - The US government released a bipartisan congressional report that said China stole design secrets for nuclear warheads that included every weapon in the current US nuclear arsenal.
May 26, 1948 - The U.S. Congress passes Public Law 80-557, which permanently establishes the Civil Air Patrol as an auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
May 27, 1958 - The F-4 Phantom II makes its first flight.
May 28, 1947 - The Coast Guard announced the disestablishment of all U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine Details in foreign ports.
May 29, 1972 - In a joint communique issued by the United States and the Soviet Union following the conclusion of summit talks with General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev during President Richard Nixon’s visit to Moscow (the first visit ever by an U.S. president), both countries set forth their standard positions on Vietnam.
May 30, 1966 - In the largest raids since air attacks on North Vietnam began in February 1965, U.S. planes destroy five bridges, 17 railroad cars, and 20 buildings in the Thanh Hoa and Vinh areas (100 and 200 miles south of Hanoi, respectively).
May 31, 2005-Vanity Fair reveals that former Federal Bureau of Investigation Associate Director Mark Felt was Deep Throat.
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