Here is what happened in the history today
The Geneva Accords effectively divides Vietnam at the 17th parallel.
Race riots in Singapore between Chinese and Malay groups, 23 killed.
First outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease kills 29 in Philadelphia
World's lowest temperature of −89.2°C is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica
Erden Eruç completes first solo human-powered circumnavigation of the earth.