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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F4 Phantom Jet Shot Down Over Vietnam

F4 Phantom Jet Shot Down Over Vietnam

  In July 1965 an F-4C Phantom escorting a bombing raid over North Vietnam was shot down by antiaircraft missiles for the first time in the war. Source: Forgotten Jets

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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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Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March

Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March

In March 1965 Alabama State Troopers attacked over 500 civil rights demonstrators in Selma, Alabama, as they attempted to march to the state capitol of Montgomery. Source: Wikipedia

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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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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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US Air Base Attacked by Viet Cong

US Air Base Attacked by Viet Cong

In November 1964 Bien Hoa Air Base, used by the Republic of Vietnam Air Force and United States Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine units, was attacked with mortars by Viet Cong. Four U.S. and two Vietnamese servicemen were killed. Thirty aircraft were destroyed....

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Sidney Poitier Wins Academy Award

Sidney Poitier Wins Academy Award

https://youtu.be/8aL0ml00S9Q In 1964 Sidney Poitier became the first African-American to win an Academy Award in the category Best Actor in a Leading Role in Lilies of the Field.

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Alaska Earthquake

Alaska Earthquake

https://youtu.be/Y7NUM99QEXo The 1964 Alaskan earthquake occurring at 5:36 PM on Good Friday, March 27 created ground fissures, collapsed structures, and tsunamis across south-central Alaska with ~131 deaths. Source: Wikipedia

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Muhammad Ali Defeats Sonny Liston

Muhammad Ali Defeats Sonny Liston

In February 1964 in Miami Beach, Florida Cassius Clay, an 8–1 underdog, beat heavyweight champion Sonny Liston in a major upset, when the champion gave up at the opening of the seventh round. Source: Wikipedia

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USAF T-39 shot down by a MiG-19

USAF T-39 shot down by a MiG-19

https://youtu.be/d7URLThs53w In January 1964, an unarmed USAF  T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission over Erfurt, East Germany was shot down by a MiG-19 jet fighter of the Soviet Air Force.  All three occupants of the aircraft were...

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Panama Canal Crisis

Panama Canal Crisis

https://youtu.be/ZP43aCZz7Ek In January 1964 armed clashes between United States troops and Panamanian civilians in the Panama Canal Zone resulted in the deaths of 21 civilians and 4 US soldiers. The incident is considered to be a significant factor in the 1977 U.S....

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