Lady Day

classicladiesofcolor:

Janet Collins, dancer and choreographer. As a prima ballerina in 1951, she became the first Black artist to perform on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. 

classicladiesofcolor:

Janet Collins, dancer and choreographer. As a prima ballerina in 1951, she became the first Black artist to perform on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. 

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pbsthisdayinhistory:

Jan. 12, 1962: U.S. Conducts First Its Combat Operation of the Vietnam WarAfter supplying covert aid to South Vietnamese forces for years, American armed forces participated in combat in the Vietnam War for the first time in 1962. Operation Chopper was a helicopter raid on a suspected Viet Cong stronghold located west of Saigon.Chronicle the Vietnam War with a timeline, photos, and more information on the Battlefield Vietnam site.Two U.S. paratroopers crouching in elephant grass, their heads turned toward sniper fire, in the background several helicopters are leaving the area just north of Saigon, 1965 (Associated Press/Library of Congress).

pbsthisdayinhistory:

Jan. 12, 1962: U.S. Conducts First Its Combat Operation of the Vietnam War

After supplying covert aid to South Vietnamese forces for years, American armed forces participated in combat in the Vietnam War for the first time in 1962. Operation Chopper was a helicopter raid on a suspected Viet Cong stronghold located west of Saigon.

Chronicle the Vietnam War with a timeline, photos, and more information on the Battlefield Vietnam site.

Two U.S. paratroopers crouching in elephant grass, their heads turned toward sniper fire, in the background several helicopters are leaving the area just north of Saigon, 1965 (Associated Press/Library of Congress).

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