This Week In History

 
March 23, 1983 – In an address to the nation, President Ronald Reagan proposes that the United States embark on a program to develop antimissile technology that would make the country nearly impervious to attack by nuclear missiles. 
 
March 24, 1977 -  For the first time since severing diplomatic relations in 1961, Cuba and the United States enter into direct negotiations when the two nations discuss fishing rights. 
 
March 25 , 1813 -  The first U.S. flag flown in battle was on the frigate Essex in the Pacific. 
 
March 26, 1966 –   Operation Jackstay in Navy’s first amphibious assault in Vietnam’s inland waters.
 
March 27, 1973 - The White House announces that, at the request of Cambodian President Lon Nol, the bombing of Cambodia will continue until communist forces cease military operations and agree to a cease-fire. 
 
March 28, 1946 - The State Department releases the so-called Acheson-Lilienthal Report, which outlines a plan for international control of atomic energy. 
 
March 29, 1973 -Two months after the signing of the Vietnam peace agreement, the last U.S. combat troops leave South Vietnam as Hanoi frees the remaining, admitted, American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam. 

 

 

 

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