Today in 1970: The U.S. Congress repeals the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, which in 1964 authorized an increase in U.S. military involvement in Vietnam as a response to a reported attack on U.S. naval forces patrolling close to the North Vietnamese border.
The reports of the attacks were later revealed to be fictitious. The resolution was used as the basis for the entire war which lasted until 1974 and took the lives of millions of Vietnamese and over 58,000 Americans.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Have you ever thought about commuting by bike, but didn’t know where to start? Next Tuesday, January 7th, and the first Tuesday of every month, Sustain Dane and Planet Bike sponsor a Beginner’s Bicycling Workshop. Learn the basics – safety, rules of the road, gear, and more. Find out tips and tricks from guest speakers and get a free bike light! This is January 7th at at Redamte, 449 State Street. To RSVP and for more info, visit wisconsinbikefed.org/events.
Tomorrow morning is the Madison Bike New Years Day Ride, riding the Lake Monona circuit, followed by a social gathering. This free event begins tomorrow at 9am at Barriques, 961 South Park Street. For more info and to RSVP, visit facebook.com/madbikewinter or call 608-294-9505.
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