Gemini 5 Spaceflight

Gemini 5 Spaceflight

https://youtu.be/enW_Q6xmzCA In August 1965 NASA launched its 11th crewed spaceflight (including X-15 flights above 100 km). The crew of Gemini 5 broke the Soviet Union's previous record for duration set by Vostok 5 in 1963. Source: Wikipedia

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Operation Starlite 

Operation Starlite 

In August 1965 Operation Starlite was the first major offensive action conducted by a purely U.S. military unit during the Vietnam War.

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Hello, Americans. This is Paul Harvey!

Hello, Americans. This is Paul Harvey!

In 1965 Paul Harvey laced radio news with right wing opinions, hypnotic timbre, extended pauses for effect, heart-warming tales of average Americans and folksy observations that evoked the heartland, family values and the old-fashioned plain talk one heard around the...

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Mariner 4 Mars Photos

Mariner 4 Mars Photos

In July 1965, Mariner 4 passed within 6,118 miles of Mars, snapping 22 photographs of the planet and taking scientific measurements.  Source: Wikipedia

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US Intervenes in the Dominican Republic

US Intervenes in the Dominican Republic

In April 1965 the democratically elected Dominican president Juan Bosch was ousted and the militarily installed president Donald Reid Cabral in office. A second coup prompted the military loyal to the dictator Reid to initiate an armed campaign against the...

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Russian Cosmonaut Space Walk

Russian Cosmonaut Space Walk

https://youtu.be/fts1543xPRE In March 1965 Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov , a Soviet cosmonaut, became the first person to walk in space, exiting the capsule of the Voskhod 2 mission for 12 minutes and 9 seconds.

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US Ground Troops Land in South Vietnam

US Ground Troops Land in South Vietnam

https://youtu.be/Cxuv28ZVAOM In March 1965 3,500 United States Marines landed at Da Nang Vietnam, adding combat troops to the 25,000 U.S. military advisers already in the country. Source: Wikipedia

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Operation Rolling Thunder

Operation Rolling Thunder

https://youtu.be/v1f6eQ92JtE Operation Rolling Thunder was a sustained aerial bombardment campaign conducted by the United States Air Force and Navy against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), China and North Korea from March 1965 until November 1968....

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Malcolm X Assassinated

Malcolm X Assassinated

https://youtu.be/nsEFbNaRxQQ In February 1965 American Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X was assassinated while giving a speech in Harlem New York City.

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Ranger 8 Hits Moon

Ranger 8 Hits Moon

  In February 1965 the lunar probe Ranger 8 photographed possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts before crashing into the moon. Source: Wikipedia

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Vietnamese Coup d’etat 

Vietnamese Coup d’etat 

 In January 1964 General Nguyễn Khánh led a bloodless military coup d'état, replacing Dương Văn Minh as Prime Minister of South Vietnam. Source: Wikipedia

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Winston Churchill Dies

Winston Churchill Dies

https://youtu.be/SfR0HL0V7JY In January 1965 Sir Winston Churchill, British statesman, soldier, and writer who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War, died at age 90. Source: Wikipedia

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LBJ’s Great Society

LBJ’s Great Society

In 1965 new major federal programs that addressed civil rights, education, medical care, urban problems, rural poverty, and transportation were launched in the United States. 

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Christmas Flood 1964  

Christmas Flood 1964  

https://youtu.be/Ym60DcMKGSQ The Christmas flood of 1964 affected the Pacific Northwest and some of Northern California. Continuing until January 7, it resulted in 19 deaths, serious damage to buildings, roads and bridges, and the loss of 4,000 head of livestock....

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