Understanding our world and that of our enemies
The 1974-65 Berkley Free Speech Movement demanded free speech and political activity for students
In November 1964 President Lyndon Johnson defeated Senator Barry Goldwater in a landslide victory
In November 1964 Bien Hoa Air Base, used by the Republic of Vietnam Air Force and United States Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine units, was attacked with mortars by Viet Cong. Four U.S. and two Vietnamese servicemen were killed. Thirty aircraft were destroyed....
https://youtu.be/sclfhlScwkk In February 1964 the Beatles arrived in NYC for their first American tour.
The attack on the USNS aircraft carrier Card by Viet Cong commandos took place in the port of Saigon in the early hours of May 2, 1964. Source:Wikipedia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7Pdu9KXGnM&pp=ygUaMTk2NCBOZXcgWW9yayBXb3JsZCdzIEZhaXI%3D The 1964 New York World's Fair, representing 80 nations, took place at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York City.
https://youtu.be/8aL0ml00S9Q In 1964 Sidney Poitier became the first African-American to win an Academy Award in the category Best Actor in a Leading Role in Lilies of the Field.
https://youtu.be/Y7NUM99QEXo The 1964 Alaskan earthquake occurring at 5:36 PM on Good Friday, March 27 created ground fissures, collapsed structures, and tsunamis across south-central Alaska with ~131 deaths. Source: Wikipedia
In February 1964 in Miami Beach, Florida Cassius Clay, an 8–1 underdog, beat heavyweight champion Sonny Liston in a major upset, when the champion gave up at the opening of the seventh round. Source: Wikipedia
The November 1963 assassination of President Ngo Dinh Diem in a military coup (with the tacit approval of the US) produced a period of political instability for the Saigon government. General Dương Văn Minh became president, but was removed in January 1964 by General...
https://youtu.be/d7URLThs53w In January 1964, an unarmed USAF T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission over Erfurt, East Germany was shot down by a MiG-19 jet fighter of the Soviet Air Force. All three occupants of the aircraft were...
https://youtu.be/F7eO5zZwQ8w In January 1964 the United States Surgeon General alerted the nation to the health risk of smoking and transformed the issue from one of individual choice, to one of epidemiology, public health, and risk for smokers and non-smokers...
https://youtu.be/ZP43aCZz7Ek In January 1964 armed clashes between United States troops and Panamanian civilians in the Panama Canal Zone resulted in the deaths of 21 civilians and 4 US soldiers. The incident is considered to be a significant factor in the 1977 U.S....
Lee Harvey Oswald fatally shot in Dallas
In November 1963 President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas Texas.
JFK comments on Vietnam 1963
In November 1963, President Ngô Đình Diệm was deposed by a group of CIA-backed Army of the Republic of Vietnam officers
In 1973 ZIP codes were introduced in the US
In June 1963,\ JFK spoke in West Berlin “Ich bin ein Berliner”
In 1963 the fist US-USSR hotline was established.
In June 1963 the Soviet cosmonaut, Vladimirovna Tereshkova was the first woman in space.
In 1963 Vietnamese Buddhist demonstrators were attacked by government forces.
In April 1963 a Russian nuclear submarine collided with a Finnish freighter