In November 1964 President Lyndon Johnson defeated Senator Barry Goldwater in a landslide victory
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/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...
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 1963 the fist US-USSR hotline was established.
In 1963 Vietnamese Buddhist demonstrators were attacked by government forces.
Segregationis George Wallace won 1962 Alabama gubernatorial election
The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 was a cold war confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union, which escalated into an international crisis when American deployments of missiles in Italy and Turkey were matched by deployments of Soviet...
US Supreme Court Rules Against School Prayer
JFK 1962 4th of July speech
In 1962 Algeria won Independence from France
In 1962 the Port Huron Statement, was adopted by the Students for a Democratic Society at the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor
In June 1961 JFK met Nikita Khruschev in Vienna
https://youtu.be/MBqNgtAf4TQ In September 1961 Secretary-General of the UN Dag Hammarskjold, was killed in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). Hammarskjold was flying to negotiate a cease-fire in the Congo where a rebellion was openly being backed by...
https://youtu.be/T-jZ4ZUR6Qw In April 1961 ~1500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba (Invasión de Playa Girón) in an attempt to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro. Without any of the promised air support from the United States, the...
https://youtu.be/odXAghDLWKM In April 1961 the UN General Assembly condemned South Africa's apartheid policy. Leading the resistance to South Africa’s policy of apartheid in the 20th century, Nelson Mandela was incarcerated by the South African government...
President Kennedy proposed the Peace Corps as a means to improve America's global image and leadership in the Cold War. Established within three months of Kennedy's 1960 election, the Peace Corps garnered both bipartisan and popular support, particularly...
In January 1961 John F. Kennedy made a stirring inaugural address from the steps of the US Capital. "... In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this...
In January 1961 Patrice Lumumba, the 1st premier Congo, was murdered after 67 days in office. The US and Joseph Mobutu (Congolese politician and military officer) were implicated but no conclusive proof has emerged. In 2000 the Belgium Parliament opened an...
As President of the United States for two terms, Eisenhower had slowed the push for increased defense spending despite pressure to build more military equipment during the Cold War arms race. Nonetheless, the American military services and the defense industry had...