Jan. 19, 1920 [World War I]: The Senate rejects U.S. participation in the League of Nations.
Jan. 20, 1944 [World War II]: The Allies prepare for a major offensive to open the Burma Road.
Jan. 21, 1968 [Vietnam War]: The battle of Khe Sahn begins.
Jan. 22, 1944 [World War II]: U.S. troops make an amphibious landing behind German lines at Anzio, Italy. [Oklahoma’s 45th Infantry Division was the main unit taking part in this assault.]
Jan. 23, 1968 [Cold War]: North Korea captures the USS Pueblo and its eighty-three crew members in waters off Korea.
Jan. 24, 1943 [World War II]: The Allies open a campaign for New Guinea, an important base for future campaigns in the South Pacific.
Jan. 25, 1972 [Vietnam War]: President Richard Nixon announces a program to end U.S. military involvement in Vietnam.
[From “Forever a Soldier,” the Library of Congress Veterans History Project]
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