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  • North Vietnam
    Sunday Aug 2, 1964

    Vietnam War

    An Intelligence Mission along North Vietnam's coast

    North Vietnam
    Sunday Aug 2, 1964

    On 2 August 1964, USS Maddox, on an intelligence mission along North Vietnam's coast, allegedly fired upon and damaged several torpedo boats that had been stalking it in the Gulf of Tonkin.




  • North Vietnam
    Friday Aug 7, 1964

    Vietnam War

    The Second "Attack"

    North Vietnam
    Friday Aug 7, 1964

    The second "attack" led to retaliatory air strikes, and prompted Congress to approve the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution on 7 August 1964.




  • Canterbury, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Aug 11, 1964

    James Bond

    Fleming's death

    Canterbury, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Aug 11, 1964

    Fleming was a heavy smoker and drinker throughout his adult life and suffered from heart disease. In 1961, aged 53, he suffered a heart attack and struggled to recuperate. On 11 August 1964, while staying at a hotel in Canterbury, Fleming went to the Royal St George's Golf Club for lunch and later dined at his hotel with friends.




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