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July 28th, 1964

On this day in 1964, President Johnson had a telephone conversation with George Meany, head of the AFL-CIO. LBJ asked Meany to help obtain liberal Republican votes in the House for the Poverty Bill and emphasized the number of jobs that would be created by the Bill.

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July 28th, 1964

On this day in 1964, President Johnson met with President Philibert Tsiranana of Malagasy at the White House.

July 28th, 1965

On this day in 1965, President Johnson announced that he had ordered U.S. military forces in Vietnam increased from 75,000 men to 125,000. He said he would order further military increases as they were needed, committing the United States to major combat in Vietnam.