9/2/12

Henry George, Yerevan, Ho Chi Minh

On this day: September 2
North Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (1945)

U.S. Air Force C-130A-II is shot down by fighters over Yerevan, Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission; all crew lost (1958)

U.S. recognizes the independence of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania (1991)

b: Henry George (1839), Werner von Blomberg (1878), Benjamin Aaron (1915), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953); d: Ho Chi Minh (1969)


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