B-52s Bomb North Vietnam: In an effort to disrupt movement along the Mugia Pass — the main route used by the NVA to send personnel and supplies through Laos and into South Vietnam — American B-52s bomb North Vietnam for the first time.
South Vietnam Government Troops Take Hue and Danang
LBJ Meets With South Vietnamese Leaders: US President Lyndon Johnson meets with South Vietnamese Premier Nguyen Cao Ky and his military advisors in Honolulu. Johnson promises to continue to help South Vietnam fend off aggression from the North, but adds that the US will be monitoring South Vietnam’s efforts to expand democracy and improve economic conditions for its citizens.
Veterans Stage Anti-War Rally: Veterans from World Wars I and II, along with veterans from the Korean war stage a protest rally in New York City. Discharge and separation papers are burned in protest of U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
CORE Cites “Burden On Minorities and Poor” in Vietnam: The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) issues a report claiming that the U.S. military draft places “a heavy discriminatory burden on minority groups and the poor.” The group also calls for a withdrawal of all US troops from Vietnam.