July 23, 1964 – Taylor and Khanh have “heated” discussions in Saigon

Ambassador Maxwell Taylor meets twice with South Vietnamese Premier General Nguyen Khanh to register U.S. disapproval of the recent calls by Khanh and Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky to extend the war into North Vietnam.

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July 23, 1951 – Petain, leader of the Vichy government, dies

July 23, 1951 – Petain, leader of the Vichy government, dies

On this day in 1951, General Henri-Philippe Petain, French national hero of World War I, who was convicted of collaboration with the German occupiers of his country during World War II and sentenced to life in prison, dies.

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July 22, 1942 – Deportations from Warsaw ghetto to Treblinka begin

July 22, 1942 – Deportations from Warsaw ghetto to Treblinka begin

On this day in 1942, the systematic deportation of Jews from the Warsaw ghetto begins, as thousands are rounded up daily and transported to a newly constructed concentration/extermination camp at Treblinka, in Poland.

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July 21, 1899 – Ernest Hemingway is born

July 21, 1899 – Ernest Hemingway is born

On this day in 1899, Ernest Miller Hemingway, author of such novels as “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and “The Old Man and the Sea,” is born in Oak Park, Illinois.

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