Stalin’s Daughter Defects to West

Stalin’s Daughter Defects to West

https://youtu.be/M1FYr0taWeA In April 1967 Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva  (born in 1926) became an international sensation when she defected to the United States. Source: Wikipedia

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Apollo 1 Fire Kills 3 US Astronauts

Apollo 1 Fire Kills 3 US Astronauts

In January 1967, during a launch rehearsal test at Cape Kennedy, a fire in the cabin of the US Apollo 1 spacecraft killed all three crew members—Command Pilot Gus Grissom, Senior Pilot Ed White, and Pilot Roger B. Chaffee. Source: Wikipedia

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25th Amendment

25th Amendment

In 1967 the 25th amendment stipulated that the vice president becomes president of the U.S. should the incumbent president die, or resign the office, or has been deposed through impeachment. Source: Wikipedia

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Operation Deckhouse Five

Operation Deckhouse Five

Operation Deckhouse Five was a combined United States and Republic of Vietnam Marine Corps operation in January 1967 in the Mekong Delta, during the Vietnam War. The operation resulted in the loss of 7 US and 1 Vietnamese Marines with 21 Vietcong killed, 2 small arms...

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USS Carrier Fire Kills 44

USS Carrier Fire Kills 44

b https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwcxNMnsM4c In October 1966 a fire raced through five decks of the US carrier Oriskany, killing 44 men. Many who lost their lives were veteran combat pilots who had flown raids over Vietnam a few hours earlier.  Source:...

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Black Panther Party

Black Panther Party

https://youtu.be/B8SRcIbLQBg In October 1966  Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton founded the Black Panther Party in the United States.

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Bình Tai massacre

Bình Tai massacre

https://youtu.be/4ieU61ViW50 In October 1966 the Bình Tai massacre of 430 unarmed civilians was purportedly conducted by South Korean forces  in Quảng Ngãi Province  South Vietnam. Source: Wikipedia

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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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