1964 - General William Westmoreland became head of U.S. Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) when he replaced General Paul Harkins.
1965 - U.S. Navy jets shot down three MiGs.(Operation Rolling Thunder)
1972 - U.S. President Richard Nixon appointed General Creighton W. Abrams to be U.S. Army Chief of Staff.
"You have a row of dominoes set up; you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is that it will go over very quickly." - President Dwight D. Eisenhower speaking at a press conference on April 7, 1954.