America gives its Army generals five stars, a family favorite amusement park ride is patented, Dylan plugs in, and Roseanne "sings," all on this day.
1969: During a press conference in Guam, President Richard Nixon puts forth the Nixon Doctrine, stating that the United States now expects its Asian allies to take care of their own military defense, but that the U.S. would aid in defense as requested. This is the start of the "Vietnamization" of the war.
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