Historical Events on February 1, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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Former US VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for president

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

CommunicationExecution of a Viet Cong Prisoner

Saigon police chief Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executes Viet Cong officer Nguyễn Văn Lém with a pistol shot to head. The execution is captured by photographer Eddie Adams and becomes an anti-war icon.

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Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers

  • World trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi