The History Hour
The History Hour: The US Evacuation of Saigon05/03/15
In the last days of April 1975 thousands of people were airlifted out of Vietnam
history: US Evacuation from Saigon
Memories of the evacuation of the US embassy in Saigon in April 1975. Plus, the man who removed his own appendix, Charles de Gaulle's political career and Jane Fonda's first workout video.
history: The Iran Hostage Rescue Mission
In April 1980 the US launched Operation Eagle Claw. Also, the death of Einstein and the musical Carousel.
history: The Bloods and Crips Truce
In April 1992, two Los Angeles gangs signed a cease-fire. Plus, the Khmer Rouge take Phnom Penh, the Oklahoma City bombing, and playwright Joe Orton.
history: The 'Death of a Princess' film
The TV film which caused a diplomatic crisis, the last days of dictator Idi Amin, and race riots in the USA.
history: The 1943 Bengal Famine
Millions die of famine in British-ruled India, remembering the US Marshall Plan, plus when Ireland banned smoking.
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