On this day: March 18

POSTED: 10:41 PM PDT Mar 12, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 17, 2016 

Britain repeals the Stamp Act, Lord Stanley announces plans for a hockey cup, a cosmonaut goes for the first space walk, and OPEC ends its oil embargo against the United States, all on this day.

OTD March 18 - Operation Breakfast
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U.S. Army

1969: Under secret orders from President Richard Nixon, 48 B-52 bombers begin secretly bombing the Sihanouk Trail in Cambodia, used by communist forces to infiltrate South Vietnam. The secret bombing campaign, codenamed Operation Breakfast, was part of a bigger 14-month operation named Operation Menu that saw American bombers fly 3,630 sorties and expend 100,000 tons of ordnance.


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