On this day in 1971, Army Lt. William L. Calley Jr. was convicted of murdering at least 22 Vietnamese civilians in the March 16, 1968, My Lai massacre. Calley ended up spending three years under house arrest.
On this day in 1973 the last us troops left south Vietnam and a war, which had lasted more than a decade.
The RMS Falaba was carrying 13 tons of high explosive cargo which detonated when she was struck by the U-28‘s torpedo .
On March 28, 1915, the first American citizen is killed in the eight-month-old European conflict that would become known as the First World War, Leon Thrasher (below), a 31-year-old mining engineer from Massachusetts, drowned when a German submarine, the U-28, torpedoed the cargo- passenger ship RMS Falaba (above), on its way from Liverpool.