1957 – The U.S. military suffers the first casualties of the Vietnam War when 13 Americans are wounded in three terrorist bombings in Saigon.
1962 – Pres. John F. Kennedy shocks the nation in a televised speech revealing U.S. spy planes have discovered missile bases in Cuba. He announced a naval “quarantine” of Cuba.
1965 – Pres. Lyndon Johnson signs the Highway Beautification Act limiting billboards, as well as junkyards and other unsightly things, along America’s interstate highways
2012 – Cyclist Lance Armstrong is stripped of the seven Tour de France titles he won and is banned from life from competitive cycling after revelations he systematically used performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions.