This Day in History: 1968-01-30

Tet Offensive erupts when the Viet Cong unleash a massive attack in South Vietnam. All of the five provincial capitals were overtaken and the U. S. Embassy was seized by a 19-man suicide team in Saigon. The attack took the U. S. and South Vietnamese forces by surprise but they were able to crush the Viet Cong in the process.  Militarily, it was a victory for the Allies.