This Date in History Calendar- February 5

In civil rights, Films/Film stars, Foreign Affairs, History, U.S government, Vietnam War on February 5, 2008 by Editor Z

Beat Generation writer William S Boroughs is born in 1914.

Courtesy:, wikipedia, History Channel

1914: Beat Generation writer William S Buroughs is born.

1917: Despite the opposition of U.S President Woodrow Wilson, the U.S Congress votes to severly restrict Asian immigration into the U.S.

1919: Silent film era director D.W Griffith along with big name stars: Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks establish United Artists production company.

1958: Egyptian President Gabel Abdul Naser is nominated to be the first ever President of the United Arab Republic.

1962: French President Charles DeGaulle states that he seeks to allow French occupied Alegeria to become an independent nation.

1968: the infamous Battle of Khe Sanh begins in the Vietnam War.

1974: John Murtha of Pennsylvania becomes the first Vietnam War Veteran elected to the U.S House of Represenatives.

1994: White supremicist Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 assasination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers and is sentenced to life in prison.



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