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US Air Base Attacked by Viet Cong

US Air Base Attacked by Viet Cong

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....

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Worlds Fair 1964

Worlds Fair 1964

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.

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Sidney Poitier Wins Academy Award

Sidney Poitier Wins Academy Award

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.

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Alaska Earthquake

Alaska Earthquake

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

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Muhammad Ali Defeats Sonny Liston

Muhammad Ali Defeats Sonny Liston

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

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Political Upheaval in South Vietnam

Political Upheaval in South Vietnam

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...

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USAF T-39 shot down by a MiG-19

USAF T-39 shot down by a MiG-19

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...

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Surgeon General Report on Smoking

Surgeon General Report on Smoking

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...

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Panama Canal Crisis

Panama Canal Crisis

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....

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1963 South Vietnamese Coup

1963 South Vietnamese Coup

In November 1963, President Ngô Đình Diệm was deposed by a group of CIA-backed Army of the Republic of Vietnam officers

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First Woman in Space 

First Woman in Space 

In June 1963 the Soviet cosmonaut, Vladimirovna Tereshkova was the first woman in space.

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