On September 8, 1954, eight nations signed the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty, or Manila Pact, creating the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO).
On January 12, 1962, American forces participated in their first major combat of the Vietnam War – Operation Chopper.
Richard Milhous Nixon was born into a poor Quaker family in Yorba Linda, California, on January 9, 1913.
On November 13, 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was officially dedicated in Washington, DC.
On May 24, 1940, Igor Sikorsky successfully flew the first single-rotor helicopter.
The first person to break the sound barrier, Chuck Yeager was born on February 13, 1923, in Myra, West Virginia.