A few Americans chose not to be evacuated. United States ground combat units had left South Vietnam more than two years prior to the fall of Saigon and were not available to assist with either the defense of Saigon or the evacuation. The evacuation was the largest helicopter evacuation in history.
Nov 20, 2021 · The Smithsonian at 175 2021 represents a significant chapter in the Smithsonian’s history—its 175th anniversary. On August 10, 1846, the U.S. Senate passed the act organizing the Smithsonian Institution, which was signed into law by President James K. Polk.
China - China - The first Opium War and its aftermath: In February 1840 the British government decided to launch a military expedition, and Elliot and his cousin, George (later Sir George) Elliot, were appointed joint plenipotentiaries to China (though the latter, in poor health, resigned in November). In June, 16 British warships arrived in Hong Kong and sailed northward to the mouth of the ...
Oct 10, 2020 · By 2015, the financial situation became dire enough that a divided Tribal Council had to call on a federal inspector general to investigate the possible misuse of $100 million over 10 years. But the story of Kah-Nee-Ta’s rise and fall reaches beyond the allegations of corruption and infighting.