Fifty years ago today
May 2, 1966
For the first time in the Southeast Asia war, the United States attacked Cambodia after the U.S. 1st Infantry Division came under mortar fire while patrolling along South Viet Nam's Cambodian border. Lt. Col. Richard L. Prillaman of the 2nd Infantry invoked the right of self-defense within the rules of engagement, and fired shells across the river into a Viet Cong position.
Terror in Spain
The First of May Group, a Spanish terrorist organization fighting the regime of fascist dictator Francisco Franco, kidnapped the ecclesiastic adviser for the Spanish Embassy to the Vatican, Monsignor Marcos Ussia.