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Today in History

Events (50 years ago today): 1965 - Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his order to increase the number of United States troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.

Births (200 years ago today): 1815 - Stefan Dunjov, Bulgarian colonel (d. 1889)

Births (100 years ago today): 1915 - Charles Hard Townes, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)

Births (50 years ago today): 1965 - Priscilla Chan, Hong Kong singer

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1965 - Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author and critic (b. 1894)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1965 - Attallah Suheimat, Jordanian politician (b. 1875)

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