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On this day: January 30

Published On: Jan 29 2013 12:26:37 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 30 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

An assassin's misfires spare President Andrew Jackson, "The Lone Ranger" debuts on radio, Gandhi is assassinated, The Beatles hit the roof for one last gig, and the first computer virus is written, all on this day.

OTD January 30 - Tet Offensive
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1968: The Tet Offensive begins as the Viet Cong and North Vietnam launch surprise attacks against military and civilian command and control centers throughout South Vietnam. The operations are referred to as the Tet Offensive because there was a prior ceasefire agreement in place during the Tet Lunar New Year celebrations.

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