Today In U.S. History – 01/12/21

  • 1803 US Senate approves Thomas Jefferson’s nomination of James Monroe and Robert Livingstone to negotiate purchase of New Orleans from France
  • 1962 Operation Chopper begins, America’s first combat mission in the Vietnam War
  • 1971 US Federal grand jury indicts Rev Philip Berrigan & 5 others, including a nun & 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger
  • 1991 US Congress gives George H. W. Bush authority to wage war against Iraq
  • 1995 Murder trial against O.J. Simpson, begins in LA
  • 1997 Space Shuttle STS 81 (Atlantis 18), launches into space
  • 2017 US President Barack Obama in surprise presentation awards Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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