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Ronald Reagan Elected California Governor

Ronald Reagan Elected California Governor

https://youtu.be/g601w_YZM28 In November 1966 the incumbent California Governor Pat Brown was defeated in his bid for re-election by the Republican nominee screen actor Ronald Reagan. Source: Wikipedia

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LSD Made Illegal in US

LSD Made Illegal in US

In October 1966 possession and recreational use of LSD was made illegal in the United States and all legal scientific research programs on the drug in the country were shut down. Source: Wikipedia

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US Bombs Hanoi

US Bombs Hanoi

In June 1966 U.S. aircraft bombed the major North Vietnamese population centers of Hanoi and Haiphong for the first time, destroying oil depots located near the two cities.  Source: Military.com

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Miranda Suspect Rights

Miranda Suspect Rights

https://youtu.be/mJtsVodTRK4 In June 1966 with the decision in  Miranda v. Arizona, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.

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James Meredith Shot in Solo Civil Rights March 

James Meredith Shot in Solo Civil Rights March 

In June 1966 James Meredith planned a solo 220-mile  March Against Fear from Memphis, Tennessee, to Jackson, Mississippi to highlight continuing racism in the South and encourage voter registration. On the second day, he was shot by a white sniper and suffered...

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US Surveyor 1 Lands on  Moon

US Surveyor 1 Lands on Moon

https://youtu.be/FOWNrvvTIZM   In June 1966 Surveyor 1 landed in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft-land on another world.

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Buddhist Uprising in Vietnam

Buddhist Uprising in Vietnam

The Buddhist Uprising of 1966 was a period of civil and military unrest in South Vietnam, largely focused in the I Corps area in the north of the country in central Vietnam. Source; Wikipedia

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Russian Venera 3 Lands on  Venus

Russian Venera 3 Lands on Venus

https://youtu.be/Rr9JCWOP9jk In March 1966 after a course correction, the Russian space probe Venera 3 crashed on Venus as the first space probe to hit the surface of another planet. Source: Wikipedia

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Russian Luna 9 Transmits Photos from Moon

Russian Luna 9 Transmits Photos from Moon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9GpfR2vpSs In February 1966, the Russian Luna 9 became the first spacecraft to achieve a survivable landing on a celestial body and return imagery from its surface. Source: Wikipedia

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LBJ Speech on The Vietnam War

LBJ Speech on The Vietnam War

"...we will not permit those who fire upon us in Vietnam to win a victory over the desires and the intentions of all the American people. This nation is mighty enough, its society is healthy enough, its people are strong enough, to pursue our goals in the rest of the...

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Chinese Cultural Revolution

Chinese Cultural Revolution

In the spring of 1966, a political dispute arose within the People's Republic of China regarding the Beijing Opera play Hai Rui Dismissed from Office.  The play depicts an honest official of the Ming Dynasty who reverses unjust land verdicts on behalf of peasants....

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Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time

In the winter of 1918 more daylight hours were added in the USA to conserve energy resources. Year-round daylight saving time was implemented again during World War II. After the war, local jurisdictions were free to choose if and when to observe DST. The Uniform Time...

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Venera 3 Space Probe

Venera 3 Space Probe

In November 1965 the Soviet Union launched the Venera 3 space probe from Kazakhstan toward Venus. In March 1966, it becomes the first spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet. Source: Wikipedia

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