1975 - Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind - The last American citizens begin evacuation from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. United States involvement in the war comes to an end.
1992 - Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. During the next 3 days 54 people will be killed and hundreds of buildings will be destroyed.
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