Freedom Flights from Cuba

Freedom Flights from Cuba

From 1965 to 1973, Freedom Flights (Los vuelos de la libertad) transported Cubans to Miami twice daily, five times per week. With ~300,000 refugees, it was the largest airborne refugee operation in American history. The program changed the ethnic makeup of Miami and...

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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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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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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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The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis

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...

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SDS Port Huron Statement

SDS Port Huron Statement

In 1962 the Port Huron Statement, was adopted by the Students for a Democratic Society at the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor

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Dag Hammarskjold Dies in Air Crash

Dag Hammarskjold Dies in Air Crash

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...

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Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba

Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba

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...

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UN Condemns South African Apartheid

UN Condemns South African Apartheid

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...

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