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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Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time

In the winter of 1918 more daylight hours were added in the USA to conserve energy resources. Year-round daylight saving time was implemented again during World War II. After the war, local jurisdictions were free to choose if and when to observe DST. The Uniform Time...

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Battle of Ia Drang Valley

Battle of Ia Drang Valley

https://youtu.be/sx1rzDNcFmE In November 1965 the Battle of Ia Drang in the central highlands of Vietnam was the first major battle between the United States Army and the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN). The battle was the first time that US forces employed a large...

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Search & Destroy – Operation Hump

Search & Destroy – Operation Hump

https://youtu.be/B1cvEQSKeGc Operation Hump was a search and destroy operation by US and Australian forces in November 1965. The objective was to drive out Viet Cong  units who had taken up positions on several key hills about 17.5 miles north of Bien Hoa.  Official...

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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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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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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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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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