This Day In History
Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese Nationalist government creates the 1938 Yellow River flood to halt Japanese forces. 500,000 to 900,000 civilians are killed.
World War II: The US agrees to send Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union.
American Civil Rights Movement: Alabama Governor George Wallace stands at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in an attempt to block two black students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, from attending that school. Later in the day, accompanied by federalized National Guard troops, they are able to register.
Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.
French student rebel arrives in UK. French student rebel leader Daniel Cohn-Bendit arrives in Britain stirring up fears of campus unrest.
Thatcher wins record third term. Margaret Thatcher declares she is "raring to go" as she wins a record third term as prime minister.