French authorities blamed Joffre, the stalwart champion...
On this day, a civil war breaks out in Athens as communist guerillas battle democratic forces for control of a liberated Greece.
Mc Clellan graduated from West Point in 1846, second in his class. Meeting off the coast of Malta, President George Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev issue statements strongly suggesting that the long-standing animosities at the core of the Cold War might be coming to an end.
Commentators in both the United States and Russia went farther and declared that the...
Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, and Montenegro sign an armistice with Turkey, ending the first Balkan War.
During the two-month conflict, a military coalition between Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Montenegro–known as the Balkan League–expelled Turkey from all the Ottoman Empire’s former European possessions, with the exception of Constantinople (now Istanbul). On December 3, 1967, 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky receives the first human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.
At least 2,000 people died and another 200,000 were injured when toxic gas enveloped the city.
An explosion at a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, on this day in 1984, leads to the worst industrial accident in history.
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On this day in 1839, future President Abraham Lincoln advances to another stage in his legal career when he is admitted to practice law in the U. Born Dhyan Singh in August 1905, he got his more well-known last name when his first coach predicted his talent would allow him to shine like a chand, or moon. Roger Hilsman, director of the State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research, sends a memorandum to Secretary of State Dean Rusk pointing out that the communist Viet Cong fighters are obviously prepared for a long struggle.
While government control of the countryside had improved slightly, the Viet Cong had expanded considerably...