This Weekend In History…

Vietnam War – Tet Offensive…..

February 24, 1968…..

The Tet Offensive ends as U.S. and South Vietnamese forces recapture the capital of Hue. It was one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War.

Taxation – 16th Amendment Goes Into Effect…..

February 25, 1913……

The 16th amendment goes into effect, giving the U.S. Congress the power to lay and collect income taxes.

World Trade Center Bombing…..

February 26, 1993…..

A truck bomb is detonated in the parking garage of the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The 1,336 pound (606 kg) urea nitrate-hydrogen gas enhanced device was intended to send the North Tower crashing into the South Tower, bringing both towers down and killing tens of thousands of people. It failed to do so, but killed six people and injured over a thousand.
The towers were destroyed in 2001 in the 9/11 Attacks.