Watts Race Riot, Goodbye Vietnam, al-Qaeda Established

On this day: August 11
Race riots begin in Watts area of Los Angeles (1965)

The last U.S. ground combat unit departs South Vietnam (1972)

Al-Qaeda formed (1988)

Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand (2003)

President B. Hussein Obama stages a union rally in Portsmouth, NH to promote Obamacare, his federal takeover of the health insurance industry (2009)

b: Konstantin Rodzaevsky (1907), Edwin D. Hill (1937), Pervez Musharraf (1943); d: Santo Trafficante, Sr. (1954), Eunice Kennedy Shriver (2009)

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