Historical Timeline

Calendar Months

   "Most newspaper article events happen anywhere from days, to months, to years before they reach publication. Consequently, most newspaper articles on this timeline are preceded by the date of the newspaper in which they appear." [E.M.]      *Color Code

1965-1970 A.D.

1965 - Astronomic Configuration - January 1st, 1965: "Sun [10 Capricorn], Moon [20 Sagittarius], Mercury [19 Sagittarius], Venus [15-16 Sagittarius], Mars [23 Virgo], Jupiter [16 Taurus R.], Saturn [1 Pisces], Uranus [14  Virgo R.], Neptune [19 Scorpio], Pluto [16 Virgo R.]."  

1965 - Multiple Opposition - "Multiple Opposition: Here, two or more conjuncting planets are opposed by one or more planets in the opposite sign. These are uncommon, though crucial. They have a climactic quality of breakthrough or starting-over, of catharsis and rapid advance. Things reach critical mass, and past and future are contrasted wildly. A recent historic example arose in 1965-66, in which Uranus conjuncting Pluto in Virgo was opposed by Saturn and Chiron conjuncting in Pisces."

*Trivia: "Some of the more exact [and/or stronger] opposition dates include: 04/22/65; 08/12/65; 02/17/66; 11/03/66." [E.M.]

1965 - "Great Society" / L.B. Johnson, U.S.A. - "In State of the Union address Jan 4, Pres. Johnson outlined plans for his 'Great Society.' " [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 551]

1965 - Time Gate? - "Eight years ago [01-27-1995?], American and British scientists who conducted investigations in Antarctica made a sensational discovery. US physicist Mariann McLein told the researchers noticed some spinning gray fog in the sky over the pole on January 27 which they believed to be just ordinary sandstorm. However, the gray fog did not change the form and did not move in the course of time. The researchers decided to investigate the phenomenon and launched a weather balloon with equipment capable to register the wind speed, the temperature and the air moisture. But the weather balloon soared upwards and immediately disappeared.
   "In a little while, the researchers brought the weather balloon back to the ground with the help of a rope attached to it before. They were extremely surprised to see that a chronometer set in the weather balloon displayed the date of January 27, 1965, the same day 30 years ago. The experiment was repeated several times after the researchers found out the equipment was in good repair. But each time the watch was back it displayed the past time. The phenomenon was called 'the time gate' and was reported to the White House. [....]" [Olga Zharina, 03/01/2004, Pravada]  

1965 - Year of the Snake - February 2nd, 1965: "The Chinese Year of the Snake begins."

1965 - Great Earthquake / Rat Island, Alaska - February 4th, 1965: "Earthquake location: Rat Island, Alaska. Earthquake magnitude: 8.7. Number of recorded fatalities: 0."  

1965 - Viet Cong Attack / U.S. Installations, South Vietnam - February 7th, 1965: "Viet Cong attack U.S. installations in South Vietnam." [E.M.]

1965 - U.S. Bombing / North Vietnam - February 8th, 1965: "U.S. starts bombing North Vietnam."  

*Trivia: "Bombing of North Vietnam begins [03/02/1965]." [Based on: S.L.P.D., p. A5, 04/25/05]

1965 - U.S. Immigration Act - "In 1965, the U.S. passed the Immigration Act, which removed 'national origin' language, and eventually caused Asian immigration to increase." [Link: 1]

1965 - Assassination / Malcom X - February 21st, 1965: "In 1965 Malcolm X was fatally shot while giving a speech in New York, after he had criticized Elijah Muhammad. Malcolm was shot by three people that turned out to be from the Nation of Islam. All three of them were convicted and sent to prison."

1965 - Operation Rolling Thunder / North Vietnam - February 24th, 1965: "Sustained American bombing raids of North Vietnam, dubbed Operation Rolling Thunder, begin February 24th, 1965. The nearly continuous air raids would go on for three years and drop twice as many bombs on North Vietnam as were dropped in all of WWII. The first American combat troops, the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, arrive in Vietnam to defend the US airfield at Danang. Scattered Vietcong gunfire is reported, but no Marines are injured. The first conventional battle of the Vietnam war takes place as American forces clash with North Vietnamese units in the Ia Drang Valley. The US 1st Air Cavalry Division employs its newly enhanced technique of aerial reconnaissance to finally defeat the NVA, although heavy casualties are reported on both sides. US Troop Levels Top 200,000."

1965 - Birth / Carrot Top - February 25th, 1965: "Scott Thompson ... better known by his stage name Carrot Top, is an American comedian, known for his bright red hair, prop comedy, and self-deprecating humor. [...] Scott Thompson lived in Cocoa, Florida, during part of his youth. [....]"

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrot_Top]

1965 - 1st U.S. Battlefield Soldier / Vietnam - March 6th, 1965: "First American soldier officially sets foot on Vietnam battlefields."  

1965 - Broadway Play / "The Odd Couple" - Entertainment highlights during the week of March 9th-15th, 1965: Neil Simon's play "The Odd Couple" opened on Broadway. [Based on: A.P. article (THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS), p. E2, S.L.P.D., 03/11/08]

1965 - 1st Space Walk - March 18th, 1965: "Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov makes the first spacewalk." [Link: 1

1965 - Vietnam War Protests / U.S.A. - "March, 1965: The practice of protesting US policy in Vietnam by holding 'teach-ins' at colleges and universities becomes widespread. The first 'teach-in' - featuring seminars, rallies, and speeches - takes place at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in March. In May, a nationally broadcast 'teach-in' reaches students and faculty at over 100 campuses."

1965 - Voting Rights March / Martin Luther King - March 21st, 1965: "March from Selma to Montgomery, AL, begun Mar. 21 by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to demand federal protection of blacks' voting rights. New Voting Rights Act signed Aug. 6." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 551]

1965 - U.S. Troop Status  / Vietnam - April, 1965: "25,000 U.S. troops stationed in Vietnam."  

1965 - Antiwar March / Washington D.C. - April 17th, 1965: "SDS leads first anti-Vietnam war march in Washington. 25,000 attend including Phil Ochs, Joan Baez and Judy Collins."  

1965 - U.S. Invasion / Dominican Republic - April 28th, 1965: "42,000 American troops invade the Dominican Republic."

*Trivia: "Some 14,000 U.S. troops sent to Dominican Republic during civil war Apr. 28. All troops withdrawn by next year." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 551]

1965 - Strong Earthquake / Seattle-Tacoma, Washington - April 29th, 1965: "Earthquake location: Seattle-Tacoma, Washington. Earthquake magnitude: 6.5. Number of recorded fatalities: 7."  

1965 - Windstorm / Bangladesh - "Windstorm date(s): May 11th-12th, 1965. Number of recorded deaths: 17,000." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 206]

1965 - Birth / Brooke Shields - May 31st, 1965: Reportedly born on this date in history: Actress, Brooke Shields.

1965 - Windstorm / Bangladesh - "Windstorm date(s): June 1st-2nd, 1965. Number of recorded deaths: 30,000." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 206]

1965 - Trivia / Paul Twitchell & L. Ron Hubbard - June 5th, 1965:

"Ron Hubbard was trying to get people out of their body with his HCA courses, but frankly, he was failing badly. When I was a staff member, occasions came up that I was asked to help some member of the graduating class to get a reality on out-of-body experiences... Hubbard would never acknowledge this ability of mine, and after leaving him I did a lot of experimenting."

[Based on: personal letter from Paul Twitchell to John and Ann Fish, dated June 5, 1965]

1965 - Recorded / "Yesterday" - Entertainment highlights during the week of June 10-16, 1965: Paul McCartney recorded "Yesterday." [Based on: A.P. article (THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS), p. E2, S.L.P.D., 06/12/07]

1965 - "Satisfaction" / The Rolling Stones - Entertainment highlights during the week of June 11-17, 1965: The Rolling Stones released the single "Satisfaction." [Based on: A.P. article, p. C2, S.L.P.D., 06/12/06]

1965 - Nguyen Van Thieu / South Vietnam - June 19th, 1965: "Air Marshal Nguyen Cao Ky [b.1930] and Nguyen Van Thieu [1923-2001] gain control of the government of South Vietnam after a coup."

1965 - U.S. Offensive / Vietnam - June 27th, 1965: "General William C. Westmoreland launches the first full-scale combat offensive by U.S. troops in Vietnam."

1965 - Volcanic Activity / Guatemala - July 1965: "Pacaya is a complex volcano constructed on the S rim of the 14 x 16 km Pleistocene Amatitlan Caldera. In 1565, the first recorded historical eruption from Pacaya caused ashfall for three days in Guatemala City. Following explosions in July and October 1965, Strombolian activity was generally continuous until March 1989 when explosive activity removed ~75 m of the MacKenney cone summit and enlarged the crater. Strombolian activity began again in January 1990 and has continued intermittently since then. This latest episode of activity, although smaller in terms of area impacted by tephra, is similar to the activity during July-August 1991, which again destroyed part of the cone and damaged towns W of the volcano. [....]

[Based on: http://www.volcano.si.edu/volcanoes/region14/guatemal/pacaya/var_02.htm]

1965 - Advertisement / Bilocation - "Bilocation is the Illuminated Path of the Supreme Consciousness. It is the secret way that all masters use to reach the ultimate of all universes.  One must learn the separation of spirit from body by his own volition.  It increases awareness, helps solve problems and gives a spiritual insight into one's own akashic records and the hidden worlds. New techniques. For information, write: Paul Twitchell, P.O.  Box 13052, San Diego, California 92113." [Based on: Paul Twitchell, Orion Magazine, July/August 1965]

1965 - Passed / 25th U.S. Amendment - July 6th, 1965: "25th U.S. Constitutional amendment ['Presidential disability and succession'] passed." [Link: 1]

1965 - #1 Song / "Satisfaction" - July 10th, 1965: "Rolling Stones' I Can't Get No Satisfaction #1."  

1965 - Mars Flyby / Mariner 4 - July 14-15th, 1965: "After 7.5 months of flight involving one midcourse maneuver on 5 December 1964, the spacecraft flew by Mars on July 14 and 15, 1965. Planetary science mode was turned on at 15:41:49 UT on 14 July. The camera sequence started at 00:18:36 UT on July 15 and 21 pictures plus 21 lines of a 22nd picture were taken. The images covered a discontinuous swath of Mars starting near 40 N, 170 E, down to about 35 S, 200 E, and then across to the terminator at 50 S, 255 E, representing about 1% of the planet's surface. The closest approach was 9,846 km from the Martian surface at 01:00:57 UT 15 July 1965. The images taken during the flyby were stored in the onboard tape recorder. At 02:19:11 UT Mariner 4 passed behind Mars as seen from Earth and the radio signal ceased. The signal was reacquired at 03:13:04 UT when the spacecraft reappeared. Cruise mode was then re-established. Transmission of the taped images to Earth began about 8.5 hours after signal reacquisition and continued until 3 August. All images were transmitted twice to insure no data was missing or corrupt." [Link: 1]

1965 - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag / James Brown - Entertainment highlights during the week of July 13-19, 1965: "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" by James Brown was released. It sold more than 2 million copies. [Based on: A.P. article (THE WEEK THAT WAS), p. E2, S.L.P.D., 07/15/08]

1965 - "Like A Rolling Stone" / Bob Dylan - July 24th, 1965: "Bob Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone enters charts."

1965 - Rock-n-Roll / Bob Dylan - July 25th, 1965: "Dylan goes Rock at Newport, R.I., Folk Festival."  

*Trivia: "Bob Dylan returned to the Newport Folk Festival [2002]. Thirty-seven years earlier [1965], the crowd in Newport, R.I., had become outraged when Dylan played electric guitar at the festival." [Based on: A.P., 08/01/05]

1965 - U.S. Medicare Act - July 30th, 1965: "The U.S. passes the Medicare Act." [Link: 1]

*Trivia: "Bill establishing Medicare, government health insurance program for elderly, signed by Pres. Johnson July 30." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 551]

*Trivia: "President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society initiative includes Medicare for retirees and Medicaid for select groops of poor Americans." [Source: Institute of Medicine, 10/04/04]

*Trivia: "Federal spending on health grows four-fold [1965-1975] to more than $40 billion." [Source: Institute of Medicine, 10/04/04]

1965 - Birth / J.K. Rowling - July 31st, 1965: 'oanne 'Jo' Rowling, ... (born 31 July 1965),[3] pen name J. K. Rowling,[4] is a British novelist, best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. [....]"

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._K._Rowling]

1965 - Rolling Stones Debut / London Palladium - August 1965: "Entertainment highlights during the week of July 31st - August 6th: "The Rolling Stones made their debut at the London Palladium." [Based on: A.P., 08/01/05]

1965 - Signed / U.S. Voting Rights Act - August 6th, 1965: "New Voting Rights Act signed Aug. 6." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 551]

1965 - Race Riots / Los Angeles - August 11th, 1965: "A a routine traffic stop in South Central Los Angeles provided the spark that lit a fire of riots that lasted for six days, leaving 34 dead, over a thousand people injured, nearly 4,000 arested, and hundreds of buildings destroyed."

*Trivia: "Los Angeles riot by blacks living in Watts area resulted in 34 deaths and $200 mil in property damage Aug. 11-16." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 551]

1965 - "I Got You Babe" / Sonny & Cher - August 14th, 1965: "Sonny and Cher release 'I Got You Babe.' "  

1965 - "Help!" / The Beatles - August 23rd, 1965: "Premiere of Beatles' Help!."

1965 - Vietnam Protests / Los Angeles - "During the summer several hundred protestors try to stop Viet Nam troop trains on the Santa Fe tracks in West Berkeley, California; in the fall over 10 thousand people march from the Berkeley campus to the Oakland Army Terminal. Riots in the Watts section of South Los Angeles for six days in August cause $40 million in property damage."

1965 - Birth / Shania Twain - August 28th, 1965: "Shania Twain, ... born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965) is a Canadian country pop singer-songwriter. [...] Shania Twain was born ... in Windsor, Ontario, daughter of Sharon (née Morrison) and Clarence Edwards. [....]"

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shania_Twain]

1965 - Birth / Charlie Sheen - September 3rd, 1965: "Charlie Sheen (born Carlos Irwin Estevez; September 3, 1965) is an American actor. [...] Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estevez in New York City, the youngest son and third of four children of actor Martin Sheen and artist Janet Templeton.[5] His paternal grandparents were immigrants from Galicia (northwestern Spain) and Ireland.[6] [....]"

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Sheen]

1965 - Hurricane Betsy / Fl, MS, LA, U.S.A. - "Hurricane date(s): September 7-12, 1965. Number of recorded deaths: 74." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 206]

*Trivia: "In 1965, an 8-to 10-foot storm surge from Hurricane Betsy submerged parts of New Orleans [the nation's largest city below sea level] in seven feet of water."

1965 - Birth / Cheri Oteri - September 19th, 1965: Reportedly born on this date in history: Actress-comedian, Cheri Oteri.

1965 - "Eve of Destruction" / Barry McGuire - September 25th, 1965: " 'Eve of Destruction', sang by Barry McGuire top of the charts."  

1965 - Volcanic Activity / Guatemala - October 1965: "Pacaya is a complex volcano constructed on the S rim of the 14 x 16 km Pleistocene Amatitlan Caldera. In 1565, the first recorded historical eruption from Pacaya caused ashfall for three days in Guatemala City. Following explosions in July and October 1965, Strombolian activity was generally continuous until March 1989 when explosive activity removed ~75 m of the MacKenney cone summit and enlarged the crater. Strombolian activity began again in January 1990 and has continued intermittently since then. This latest episode of activity, although smaller in terms of area impacted by tephra, is similar to the activity during July-August 1991, which again destroyed part of the cone and damaged towns W of the volcano. [....]

[Based on: http://www.volcano.si.edu/volcanoes/region14/guatemal/pacaya/var_02.htm]

1965 - Auto Emissions Standards / U.S.A. - October 1st, 1965: "Anti-pollution bill sets emission standards for cars."  

1965 - Obolished / Immigration Quota System, U.S.A. - October 3rd, 1965: "National immigration quota system abolished Oct. 3." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 551]

1965 - Pluto 17 Virgo - October 5th, 1965: Pluto at 17 degrees Virgo; June 11th, D. ...

*Link: http://www.astro.com/swisseph/ae/1900/ae_1965.pdf

1965 - Recorded / "My Generation", The Who - Entertainment highlights during the week of Oct. 7-13, 1965: "The Who recorded "My Generation" in London. [Based on A.P. article (THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS), p. E2, S.L.P.D., 10/09/07]

1965 - The Supremes / "The Ed Sullivan Show" - Entertainment highlights during the week of October 8th-14th, 1965: The Supremes made their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." [Based on: A.P. article, p. D5, S.L.P.D., 10/09/06]

1965 - U.S. Involvement / Indonesia - October 15th, 1965: "In Indonesia, Sukarno is ousted in a coup led by General Suharto. On October 15th there is a mass murder of hundreds of thousands of  'communists' by Suharto, with CIA backing."

1965 - Anti-War Protestors / U.S.A. - October 16th, 1965: "100,000 anti-war protesters nationwide in 80 cities."

1965 - Astronomic Configuration - October 22nd, 1965: "Sun [28 Libra], Moon [24 Virgo], Mercury [14 Scorpio], Venus [13 Sagittarius], Mars [12 Sagittarius], Jupiter [1 Cancer R.], Saturn [10 Pisces R], Uranus [17 Virgo], Neptune [18 Scorpio], Pluto [17 Virgo]."

1965 - Founded / ECKANKAR - October 22nd, 1965: "ECKANKAR ['Religion of the Light & Sound of God'] was officially founded on October 22nd, 1965, in San Diego, California." [E.M.]

*Trivia: "The teachings of ECK, the high teachings, had been scattered to the four corners of the world. The different masters each had parts and pieces of it, but they attached little requirements, or strings, to it: You must be a vegetarian, or you have to meditate so many hours a day if you want to really be a true follower on the path to God. And this was wrong for our day and age. It was geared for another culture.
   "Paul [Paul Twitchell] gathered up the whole teaching and took the best. Though it may be a strange thing to say, in this sense I see him as a master compiler. He gathered the golden teachings that were scattered around the world and made them readily available to us. So now we don't have to spend ten or fifteen years in an ashram in India, sitting around in the dust with the flies, or locked in a walled-up little cell to keep our attention from the outside world, in order to live the spiritual life... " [Harold Klemp, International Youth Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 21, 1984] [See also: Dialogue in the Age of Criticism, Chap. 10]   

*Trivia: "[....] Paul referred to Eckankar in many ways. At various times he called it a path, a mood, or a way of life. At other times he pointed out what ECK is not or stated that nothing could be said to describe It. But when corporate papers are being filed, the state officials want information about the organization. "ECK is not like anything you've ever heard of before" is not considered an acceptable answer. So, in addition to Paul's mission to bring out the teachings of ECK and somehow establish them in the world, he was faced with the dilemma of how to define Eckankar for legal purposes. [....]" [Based on: Harold Klemp - See: Paul Defines Eckankar ]

1965 - Nuclear Test Long Shot / Amchitka Island - October 29th, 1965: "Long Shot was detonated on October 29, 1965, and the yield was 80 kilotons. It was the first underground test in a remote area, and the first test managed by the DoD.[4] While there was no surface collapse,[2] tritium and krypton were found at the surface following the test;[2][20] this was not made public until 1969.[20] [....]"

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amchitka] - [T.D. 12/24/06]

1965 - Battle of Ia Drang Valley / Vietnam - October-November, 1965: "The Battle of Ia Drang Valley is the first time U.S. troops meet North Vietnamese regulars." [Link: 1]

1965 - Unsafe at Any Speed / Ralph Nader - November 1965: " 'Unsafe at Any Speed' about the automobile industry's disregard for safety, published by Ralph Nader."  

1965 - Blackout / Northeastern United States & Canada - November 9th-10th: "Electric power failure blacked out most of northeastern U.S., parts of 2 Canadian provinces the night of Nov. 9-10." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 551]

1965 - Birth / Ben Stiller - November 30th, 1965: Reportedly born on this date in history: Actor-director, Ben Stiller.

1965 - Windstorm / Bangladesh - "Windstorm date(s): December 15th, 1965. Number of recorded deaths: 10,000." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 206]

1965 - Tevevision Debut / "Green Acres" - "Reportedly, Mr. Paul Henning, the writer and producer of 'The Beverly Hillbillies', also created 'Petticoat Junction,' a spinoff from the hit show. Mr. Paul Henning was also the executive producer of 'Green Acres,' which ran from 1965 to 1971." [E.M.] 

1965 - Trivia / U.S. Credit Cards - "There are now 5 million credit cards in circulation in America; by 1996 it will be 1.4 billion." [Link: 1]

1965 - Trivia / Project Serpo - 1965: "Project Serpo - The Zeta Reticuli Exchange Program - The gradual release of confidential documents pertaining to a top secret exchange program of twelve US military personnel to Serpo, a planet of Zeta Reticuli, between the years 1965-78. [....] The information began to be released on 2 November 2005 by a retired senior official within the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) who calls himself “Anonymous”. Until he chooses to make his name known, this is the way he will be represented here. Anonymous reports that he is not acting individually and is part of a group of six DIA personnel working together as an alliance: three current and three former employees. He is their chief spokesman. Up to and including 21 December, the information was released in installments on a private UFO e-mail list moderated by Victor Martinez. The list contains about a hundred and fifty people, including many extremely well-known names in UFO research and related or leading edge scientific fields. Until permissions are granted, their names will be withheld out of courtesy and to respect confidentiality. [....]"

[Based on: http://www.serpo.org]

1965 - Trivia / Transfer RNA - "In 1965, the molecular structure of transfer RNA is determined."

1965 - Toyota Corolla / Japan - "The Toyota Corolla is introduced in Japan - in the U.S. two years later."

1965 - Trivia / Space Exploration - "First American 'space-walk' by astronaut White - NASA launched first commercial communications satellite, 87-lb Intelsat 1, in geosynchronous orbit over 27' W longitude - First cosmic-ray measurements outside the atmosphere by Soviet 25,000-lb Proton 1 I - First impact on Venus' surface by Soviet 2ioo-11)Venera 3 - Close-range photographs of Mars obtained from Mariner 4 (USA) - Improved photographs of the Moon's far side obtained from Zond 3 (USSR) - Successful space-docking operation (Gemini 6 and 7, USA)." [Link: 1] 

1965 - Drug Abuse Control Amendments - "The Drug Abuse Control Amendments were enacted to deal with problems caused by abuse of three dangerous drugs: depressants, stimulants, and hallucinogens."

1965 - U.S. Chemical Weapons Tests / Alaska - "The United States held open-air biological and chemical weapons tests in at least four states — Alaska, Hawaii, Maryland and Florida — during the 1960s in an effort to develop defenses against such weapons, according to Pentagon documents. A series of tests in Alaska from 1965-67 used artillery shells and bombs filled with the nerve agents sarin and VX, the records show." [October 8th, 2002 / Associated Press Release]

1965 - Notable Songs of 1965 - "You've Lost That Lovin Feelin" (The Righteous Brothers); "Satisfaction" (The Rolling Stones); "My Girl"(The Temptations); "Yesterday" / "Act Naturally" (The Beatles); "My Generation" (The Who); "The Sound of Silence" (Simon & Garfunkel); "King of the Road" (Roger Miller); "Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan); "Stop in the Name of Love" (The Supremes)

*Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_100_number-one_hits_of_1965_(United_States)

1965 - Notable Albums of 1965 - "Highway 61 Revisited" (Bob Dylan)

*Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1965_in_music#Albums_released

1965 - Volcano Trivia / 1965 - "Number of volcanic eruptions [and, or] notable volcanic events this year: at least 2. Number of recorded deaths: 0." [E.M.]

1965 - Hurricane Trivia / 1965 - "Number of notable hurricanes this year: at least 1. Number of hurricane deaths: 74." [E.M.]

1965 - Windstorm Trivia / 1965 - "Number of notable windstorms this year: at least 3. Number of windstorm deaths: 57,000." [E.M.]

1965 - Earthquake Trivia / 1965 - "Number of notable earthquakes this year: at least 2. Number of earthquake deaths: 7." [E.M.]

1965 - "Natural Disaster" Deaths / 1965 - "Estimated number of people who died from natural disasters this year: at least 57,081." [E.M.]


1966 - Astronomic Configuration - January 1st, 1966: "Sun [10 Capricorn], Moon [20 Aries], Mercury [20 Sagittarius], Venus [13 Aquarius], Mars [6 Aquarius], Jupiter [24 Gemini R.], Saturn [12 Pisces], Uranus [19  Virgo], Neptune [21 Scorpio], Pluto [18 Virgo R.]."  

1966 - H-Bomb Accident / Spain - January 17th, 1966: "B52 collides, drops 4 10-megaton H bombs on Spain, none explode,  cover-up follows."  

1966 - Year of the Horse - January 21st, 1966: "The Chinese Year of the Horse begins."

1966 - The Grateful Dead / San Francisco, CA - January 21st, 1966: "First light show, Grateful Dead, 10,000 people in S.F."  

1966 - Cultural Revolution / China - "The Cultural Revolution begins in China - it will last for 10 years; Chairman Mao publishes the 'little red book' Quotations from Chairman Mao, which immediately becomes required reading for good [live] Chinese communists." [Link: 1]

1966 - Famine / India - "India suffers the worst famine in 20 years, and U.S. President Johnson asks Congress for $1 billion to aid them."

1966 - Birth / Chris Rock - February 7th, 1966: Reportedly born on this date in history: Actor-comedian, Chris Rock.

1966 - Birth / Justine Bateman - February 19th, 1960: Reportedly born on this date in history: Actress, Justine Bateman.

1966 - Jefferson Airplane & Janis Joplin / The Fillmore - February 19th, 1996: "Jefferson Airplane and Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin perform at the Fillmore."  

1966 - Birth / Cindy Crawford - February 20th, 1966: Reportedly born on this date in history: American supermodel, Cindy Crawford.

1966 - First Printed / The Flute of God - "The Flute of God, by Paul [Paul Twitchell], ... was first printed in bimonthly installments in 1966, in Orion Magazine." [See: Dialogue in the Age of Criticism, Chap. 2]   

1966 - U.S. GI Bill - March 3rd, 1966: "GI Bill grants veterans rights to education, housing, health and jobs."  

1966 - Birth / Edie Brickell - March 10th, 1966: Reportedly born on this date in history: Singer, Edie Brickell.

1966 - NATO Withdrawl / France - March 10th, 1966: "French President Charles de Gaulle pulls his nation out of NATO's integrated military structure." [Sources: NATO, The Associated Press, the World Book, the Encyclopedia Britannica]

1966 - Pluto 17 Virgo - March 14th, 1966: Pluto at 17 degrees Virgo, R.; August 6th, D. ...

*Link: http://www.astro.com/swisseph/ae/1900/ae_1966.pdf

1966 - Anti-Vietnam Protest Rally / New York - March 25th, 1966: Anti-Vietnam war protests in NY bring out 25,000 on 5th Ave. Other protests in 7 US cities and 7 foreign cities."  

*Trivia: "Veterans from World Wars I and II, along with veterans from the Korean war stage a protest rally in New York City. Discharge and separation papers are burned in protest of US involvement in Vietnam. The Congress of Racial Equality [CORE] issues a report claiming that the US military draft places 'a heavy discriminatory burden on minority groups and the poor.' The group also calls for a withdrawal of all US troops from Vietnam."

1966 - Discotheques / U.S.A. - April 1966: "Discotheques are the rage in NY and LA. Andy Warhol puts on light shows."   

1966 - Trivia / "The Sound of Music" - Entertainment highlights during the week of April 16th-22nd, 1966: " 'The Sound of Music' won the best picture and best director Academy Awards." [Based on: A.P.]

1966 - Illuminated Way Letter / Paul Twitchell - May 1966:

   "Actually, Soul Travel is not a projection of the subtle bodies as one might think, but an expansion of awareness into those areas where we want to be. It has nothing to do with astral travel, which is a limited form of movement, nor with the mental body and other lower bodies wrapped about Soul in order to protect it in the lower worlds. We find that Soul can be as small as an acorn or as large as the whole universe, according to Its own desire. This being true, it puts us in the position of having as much space as we desire, with a three hundred and sixty degree vision. It is really up to us as to how much awareness we desire to have at any time - this is sometimes called being in all places at once with Total Awareness."

[Based on: Paul Twitchell, Illuminated Way Letter, May 1966. See also: Dialogue in the Age of Criticism, Chap. 10]   

1966 - Trivia / U.S. Forces, Cambodia - May 1st, 1966: "U.S. forces began firing into Cambodia May 1." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 551]

1966 - Anti-war Demonstration / Washington D.C. - "Antiwar demonstration in D.C., 10,000 attend."  

1966 - Rock & Roll / Bob Dylan - May 1966: "Bob Dylan stuns fans by switching from acoustic folk music to rock & roll in a concert on May 17 at Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England."

1966 - Birth / Janet Jackson - May 16th, 1966: Reportedly born on this date in history: Singer, Janet Jackson.

1966 - "Pet Sounds" / The Beach Boys - "Entertainment highlights during the week of May 14th-20th, 1966: "The Beach Boys released their groundbreaking album 'Pet Sounds' " [Based on: A.P. article, p. C4, S.L.P.D., 05/15/06]

1966 - Hurricane Alma / Honduras, SE U.S. - "Hurricane date(s): June 4th-10th, 1966. Number of recorded deaths: 51." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 206]

1966 - Miranda Decision - June 13th, 1966: "The U.S. Supreme Court decides Miranda v. Arizona, resulting in a stunning curbing of police power to obtain confessions."

1966 - Strong Earthquake / Parkfield, California - June 28th, 1966: "Earthquake location: Parkfield, California. Earthquake magnitude: 6.1. Number of recorded fatalities: 0."  

1966 - Birth / Mike Tyson - June 30th, 1966: Reportedly born on this date in history: Boxer, Mike Tyson.

1966 - U.S. Air Attacks / Vietnam - "In June the first U.S. air attacks near Hanoi and Haiphong are launched from Tan Son Nhut Air Base outside Saigon, followed by attacks on North Vietnamese forces inside the DMZ."

*Trivia: "Bombing of Hanoi area of N Vietnam by U.S. planes began June 29." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 551]

1966 - Medicare Begins /  U.S.A. - July 1st, 1966: "Medicare begins in the U.S.A."

1966 - ABC Debut / The Newlywed Game - July 11th, 1966: "The Newlywed Game debuted on the ABC television network on July 11, 1966.

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Newlywed_Game]

1966 - Birth / Halle Berry - August 14th, 1966: Reportedly born on this date in history: Actress, Halle Berry.

1966 - Major Earthquake / E. Turkey - August 19th, 1966: "Earthquake location: E. Turkey. Earthquake magnitude: 7.1. Number of recorded fatalities: 2,520."  [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 208]

1966 - Birth / Lee Ann Womack - August 19th, 1966: Reportedly born on this date in history: Country singer, Lee Ann Womack.

1966 - Illuminated Way Letter / Paul Twitchell - September 1966: [....] This is what Paul wrote in his Illuminated Way Letter, Dated September 1966:

   From the moment when we start creating special points, ideas and distinctions, we exile ourselves from the state of God-Consciousness, and miss the infinite freedom of Reality...

   The problem of saints within organized religions lies in the thought that once they have reached the formless - that of the true Kingdom of Heaven - they begin to make the mistake of putting themselves into the limitations of symbols and cherished opinions. All experiences of the mystics within religions have done this, and find themselves limited by the mind, which intervenes and creates tragic anxiety within the symbols of the adored formless vision and sound. Therefore, in spite of their lofty thoughts, they are able to penetrate only the limits of the mental plane where we find symbols, ideas and forms existing. [....]

[Based on: Dialogue in the Age of Criticism, Chap. 10]   

1966 - George Harrison / India - September 1966: "George Harrison goes to India for 6 weeks to study sitar with Ravi Shankar."  

1966 - Psychedelic Religion? / Timothy Leary - September 1966: "Timothy Leary holds press conference at NY Advertising Club announcing formation of a psychedelic religion - League for Spiritual Discovery ('Turn on, tune in, drop out') & starts nightly presentations at the Village Theater."  

1966 - That Girl - September 8th, 1966: "That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971." [Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/That_Girl]

1966 - Star Trek - September 8th, 1966: "Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek series premieres on NBC-TV." [Link: 1]

1966 - Birth / Adam Sandler - September 9th, 1966: Reportedly born on this date in history: American actor & comedian, Adam Sandler.

1966 - The Monkees - September 12th, 1966: "The Monkees debuts on NBC-TV." [Link: 1]

1966 - Earthquake / Truckee, California - September 12th, 1966: "Earthquake location: Truckee, California. Earthquake magnitude: 5.9. Number of recorded fatalities: 0."  

1966 - Hurricane Inez / Caribbean, FLorida, Mexico - "Hurricane date(s): June September 24th-30th, 1966. Number of recorded deaths: 293." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 206]

1966 - Partial Core Meltdown / Detroit, MI - October 6th, 1966: "A sodium cooling system malfunction caused a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration breeder reactor, near Detroit, MI. Radiation contained." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 210]

1966 - NBC Premier / "Hollywood Squares" - Entertainment highlights during the week of October 14-20, 1966: "Hollywood Squares" premiered on NBC. [Based on: Article (THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS), p. E2, S.L.P.D., 10/16/07]

1966 - Department of Transportation / U.S.A. - October 15th, 1966: "U.S. Dept. of Transportation created Oct. 15." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 551]

1966 - Flooding / Florence, Venice, Italy - "Flood date(s): November 3rd-5th, 1966. Number of recorded deaths: 113." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 207]

1966 - Peace & Freedom Walk / N.Y. City - November 5th, 1966: "Walk for Love and Peace and Freedom: 10,000 + in New York City."

1966 - Black Senator / Edward Brooke, U.S.A. - November 8th, 1966: "Edward Brooke (R, MA) elected ... as first black U.S. senator in 85 years." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 551]

1966 - 1st Album Release / Cream - December 1966: "Cream's first album: Fresh Cream released.  Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker."  

1966 - Birth / Sinead O'Connor - December 8th, 1966: "Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor ... is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra. O'Connor achieved worldwide success in 1990 with a cover of Prince's song 'Nothing Compares 2 U'. [...] Sinéad O'Connor was born in Glenageary in County Dublin and was named after Sinéad de Valera, wife of Irish President Éamon de Valera and mother of the doctor presiding over the delivery, and Saint Bernadette of Lourdes.[2] She is the third of five children, sister to Joseph, Eimear, John, and Eoin. Joseph O'Connor is a novelist. [....]"

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin%C3%A9ad_O%27Connor]

1966 - "Hey Joe" / Jimi Hendrix - Entertainment highlights during the week of December 10th-16th, 1966: "Hey Joe," the first single by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was released in Britain. The song was not released as a single in the United States." [Based on: A.P. article, p. D5, S.L.P.D., 12/11/06]

1966 - U.S. Presence / Vietnam  Conflict - By Dec. 31, 385,300 U.S. troops were stationed in S Vietnam, plus 60,000 offshore and 33,000 in Thailand." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 551]

1966 - U.S. Tour End / The Beatles - "In 1966. The Beatles ended their U.S. tour by performing what would be their last public concert, at Candelstick Park in San Francisco." [S.L.P.D.]

1966 - Abolished / Index of Forbidden Books - "The Index of Forbidden Books is officially abolished by the Roman Catholic Church."

*Trivia: "[....] In 1557, when Pope Paul IV created the Index [Index Librorum Prohibitorum], the church was in a defensive mood, said Jonathan Canning, a curator for the exibit [@ Loyola University Museum of Art - 2007]. Martin Luther's criticism of Catholic practices was splitting Western Christendom in two. The church had its hands full answering Protestant arguments and wasn't happy about having to fight a second front with science - which was just then emerging from centuries of stagnation. [....] The last edition of the Index was published in 1948, and the practice was abolished by Vatican II in the 1960s, Canning noted. [....]." [Based on: Chicago Tribune article (Once-banned books on display / Exibit at Catholic university [Loyola University Museum of Art] includes volumes by Copernicus, Descartes.) by Ron Grossman, p A4, S.L.P.D., 05/02/07]

1966 - Cassette Tapes - "Cassette tapes are introduced commercially based on a compact standard."

1966 - U.S. Seatbelt Mandate - "The U.S. Motor Vehicle Safety Act mandates seat belts, energy absorbing steering columns and dashboards, warning flashers and head restraints on cars sold in the U.S."

1966 - Cracked / Genetic Code - "In 1966, Marshall Nirenburg, Heinrich Mathaei and Severo Ochoa cracked the genetic code, determining which codon sequences correspond to which amino acid - Pandora's Box is opened."

1966 - Trivia / Space Exploration - "First soft landing on the Moon, by Luna 9 (USSR) - Russian probe Venus 3 lands on Venus, though contact had been lost - First circum-lunar probe, 3600-lb Lunar 10 (USSR) - First American soft-landing on the Moon (Surveyor 1) Improved close-range photographs of the Moon from  846-lb Orbiter 1 NASA."  [Link: 1] 

1966 - Banned / LSD - 1966: "[....] The United States banned LSD in 1966, and other countries followed suit." [Based on: A.P. article (Swill chemist [Albert Hofmann] who discovered LSD celebrates 100th birthday), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/11/06]

1966 - Biological Weapons Tests / Texas - "On March 18th, 1981, the U.S. disclosed there were biological weapons tested in Texas in 1966."

1966 - Logan's Run - "William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson,  publish Logan's Run." [Link: 1]

1966 - Introduction to Eckankar - "Introduction to Eckankar, by Paul Twitchell, Copyright 1966."

1966 - Notable Songs of 1966 - "When a man Loves a Woman" (Percy Sledge); "California Dreamin" (The Mamas & the Papas); "Hey Joe" (Jimi Hendrix)

*Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_100_number-one_hits_of_1966_(United_States)

1966 - Notable Albums of 1966 - "Revolver" (The Beatles); "Pet Sounds" (The Beach Boys)

*Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966_in_music#Albums_released

1966 - Flood Trivia / 1966 - "Number of notable floods this year: at least 1. Number of flood deaths: 113." [E.M.]

1966 - Hurricane Trivia / 1966 - "Number of notable hurricanes this year: at least 2. Number of hurricane deaths: 344." [E.M.]

1966 - Earthquake Trivia / 1966 - "Number of notable earthquakes this year: at least 3. Number of earthquake deaths: 2,520." [E.M.]

1966 - "Natural Disaster" Deaths / 1966 - "Estimated number of people who died from natural disasters this year: at least 2,977." [E.M.]


1967 - Astronomic Configuration - January 1st, 1967: "Sun [9 Capricorn], Moon [5 Virgo], Mercury [29-30 Sagittarius], Venus [22 Capricorn], Mars [14 Libra], Jupiter [1 R. Leo], Saturn [24 Pisces], Uranus [24 Virgo R.], Neptune [23 Scorpio], Pluto [20 Virgo R.]."  

1967 - Operation Cedar Falls, Vietnam - January 8th, 1967: "In a major ground war effort dubbed Operation Cedar Falls, about 16,000 US and 14,000 South Vietnamese troops set out to destroy Vietcong operations and supply sites near Saigon. A massive system of tunnels is discovered in an area called the Iron Triangle, an apparent headquarters for Vietcong personnel." [Link: 1]

1967 - Birth / Dave Matthews - January 9th, 1967: "David John 'Dave' Matthews ... is a South African-born American singer-songwriter, musician and actor,[2] best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band. [NP] David John Matthews was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, the third of four children of parents John and Valerie Matthews. [....]".

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Matthews]

1967 - Be-In (A Gathering of Tribes) / San Francisco, California - January 14th, 1967: "[....] So what was the Summer of Love? [NP] Most accounts say the 'summer' actually began on Jan 14, 1967, with the 'Human Be-In,' billed as 'a Renaissance of compassion, awareness and love' in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It drew upwards of 20,000 people. [....] ... 1967 was one of rock music's greatest years, with debut albums from the Grateful Dead, the Doors, and Pink Floyd, as well as the television broadcast of the Beatles premiering 'All You Need is Love,' And on June 1 of that year, the group released 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,' frequently cited by rock critics as one of the most influential albums in rock music. [....] [Based on: Chicago Tribune article (FORTY YEARS AFTER SUMMER OF 1967 / Love blooms anew) by Stevenson Swanson, p. B1 & B5, S.L.P.D., 06/10/07] - [My brackets text (NP = New Paragraph) - D.R.D.]

*Links: http://www.summeroflove.org/main.html

1967 - Super Bowl I - January 15th, 1967: "The first Super Bowl is played at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles - the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 35-10."

1967 - Flooding / E Brazil - "Flood date(s): January 18th-24th, 1967. Number of recorded deaths: 894." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 207]

1967 - Year of the Sheep - January 21st, 1967: "The Chinese Year of the Sheep begins."

1967 - Tornado / St. Louis, Mo - January 24th, 1967: "Storm [04/22/11] is worst in 40 years [St. Louis, Mo.] / Tornado of 1967 [January 24th, 1967] traveled 21 miles along path similar to Friday's" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/24/11]

1967 - Apollo 1 Disaster - January 27th, 1966: "NASA astronauts Grissom, White and Chaffee burn to death on the launchpad in Apollo 1."

1967 - The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour - February 5th, 1967: "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour[1] is an American comedy and variety show hosted by the Smothers Brothers and initially airing on CBS from 1967 to 1969. [....]"

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smothers_Brothers_Comedy_Hour]

1967 - Ratified / 25th U.S. Amendment - February 10th, 1967: "25th U.S. Constitutional amendment ['Presidential disability and succession'] ratified." [Link: 1]

1967 - Music Release / The Beatles - February 1967: "Beatles release Strawberry Fields Forever, Penny Lane, Michelle, & Yesterday."  

1967 - U.S. Troops / Cambodian Border - February 1967: "25,000 US troops sent to Cambodian border."  

1967 - Birth / Kurt Cobain - February 20th, 1967: Reportedly born this date in history: Lead singer of grunge band Nirvana, Kurt Cobain [d. 04/05/94].

1967 - First Single / Pink Floyd - Entertainment highlights during the week of Feb. 26-March 4: Pink Floyd recorded their first single, "Arnold Layne." [Based on: A.P. article, p. C5, S.L.P.D., 02/27/06]

1967 - Endangered Species / Florida Panther - March 11th, 1967: "Florida panther added to endangered list, 1967." [Based on: The Old Farmer's Almanac (2006) by Robert B. Thomas, p. 105]

1967 - Earth Being Watched by Aliens? - " 'It's possible Earth is being watched by aliens, the astronomer, James E. McDonald, told a congressional subcommittee in 1968. He also charged that 'the scientific community has been seriously misinformed for 20 years.' That same year, the government-sanctioned Condon Report found only a relative handful of UFO encounters to be unexplained and none of the 701 worth more bother. Case closed, said the skeptics.  McDonald, who had looked into 300 cases on his own, lost his fight to change the system from the inside. But his disciples would partially vindicate him. They got declassified records showing that the government maintained a low-key watch on UFOs long after officially closing the book. They said the authorities had good reason to be keenly interested, if there was anything to the reports of such witnesses as Robert Salas. Salas, a former Air Force captain, told of strange predawn events on March 17, 1967, in his underground nuclear missile post at Montana's Malmstrom Air Force Base. A topside guard, 'practically screaming,' phoned Salas with strange news: a glowing red object was hovering over the main gate. Salas called the command post. 'As I was talking, the missiles starting shutting down,' the Los Angeles resident said in an interview. Salas, sworn to secrecy and knowing the ICBMs were designed so that a serial crash was all but impossible, could only speculate. 'The thing wanted to shut us down to show that it could,' said Salas, a prime witness in the Disclosure Project's push for congressional hearings.
   "Salas' opinion is controversial. His credibility -isn't. 'Bob Salas is solid as solid can be,' filmmaker Tulien said.
   "Salas said he is prepared to round up multiple witnesses to back him up. He 'defies anybody' to shoot down his story. But he -hasn't been invited to put his account on the official record, and most people think the politics of UFOs probably -won't allow that to happen." [Link:

*Trivia: [....] Captain Robert Salas, who is one of the seven officers to break their silence on the subject, said: "I was on duty (March 16, 1967) when an object came over and hovered directly over the site. The missiles shut down - ten Minuteman (nuclear) missiles. And the same thing happened at another site a week later. There's a strong interest in our missiles by these objects, wherever they come from. I personally think they're not from planet Earth." [....]

*Link: http://www.examiner.com/skepticism-in-kansas-city/new-ufo-information-emerges

1967 - Oil Spill / Land's End, England - March 18th, 1967: "First U.S. supertanker wreck. Torrey Canyon spills 90,000 tons of oil onto English shores."  

1967 - Flooding / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - "Flood date(s): March 19th, 1967. Number of recorded deaths: 436." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 207]

1967 - Happy Jack / The Who - Entertainment highlights during the week of April 15-21, 1967: The Who released the single "Happy Jack." [Based on: A.P. article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 04/16/07]

1967 - U.S. Debut / The Who - March, 1967: "Entertainment highlights during the week of March 20th - 26th: "The Who made their U.S. stage debut in New York City." [Based on: A.P., 03/21/05]

1967 - "Be-In" / Central Park, N.Y. - March 26th, 1967: "Be-In at Central Park in NY. 10,000 attend."  

1967 - "Vietnam Week" - April 10th, 1967: "Vietnam Week starts.  Draft card burnings and anti-draft demonstrations."  

1967 - Anti-War Protest / New York - April 15th, 1967: "Anti-Vietnam War protest. 400,000 march from Central Park to UN. Speeches by Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael and Dr. Benjamin Spock."  

1967 - Anti-War Protest / California - April 15th, 1967: "An anti-war demonstration is held in San Francisco."

1967 - President Nguyen Van Thieu / South Vietnam - "Nguyen Van Thieu is elected president of South Vietnam."

1967 - U.S. Air Strike / Hanoi - May 19th, 1967: "First U.S. air strike on Hanoi."  

1967 - Flower Power Day / NYC - May 20th, 1967: "Flower Power Day in NYC 1967."  

1967 - "Respect" / Aretha Franklin - April 23rd-29th, 1967: Entertainment highlights during the week of April 23-29: Aretha Franklin released the single "Respect." [Based on: A.P. article, p. C5, S.L.P.D., 04/24/06]

1967 - Album Release / Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - June 1st, 1967: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album [by the Beatles] was released. On July 1st, 1967, Sgt. Pepper hit #1."  

1967 - "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" / Marvin Gaye & Tami Terrell - May 28-June 3, 1967: Entertainment highlights during the week of May 28-June 3, 1967: Marvin Gaye and Tami Terrell made their debut as a duo on the R & B chart with "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." [Based on: A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/29/06]

1967 - Birth / Anderson Cooper - June 3rd, 1967: Reportedly born on this date in history: Newsman, Anderson Cooper.

1967 - Six Day War / Israel - June 5th, 1967: "In early 1967 Syria and Egypt appeared to be readying an attack on Israel. On June 5th the Jewish state struck first, routing Egyptian forces and seizing the Sinai Peninsula and Gaza Strip. When Jordan shelled Tel Aviv and West Jerusalem, Israel retaliated, capturing all of Arab-held Jerusalem and the West Bank. Up north, Israel captured Syria's Golan Heights. A few months later the UN passed resolution 242, calling for Israel to withdraw from occupied territory in exchange for peace." [Based on: N.G.M./October/2002] [Link: l]

Trivia: "In the 1967 Six Day War, Israeli forces speedily overan Gaza and swept across the West Bank, establishing a new frontier for Israel on the Jordan river. While the Israelis annexed East Jerusalem, they were less certain about what to do with the rest of the newly occupied West Bank and its million or so inhabitants. Although some Israeli leaders favored granting limited self-government to the more densely populated Palestinian areas, others were determined to settle Israelis amongst the Palestinians. Their aim was to make it impossible for any future Israeli government to pull out from what they proclaimed to be Israel's land by divine right. Initially such Israeli settlements - then as now illegal under international law - were few and sparsely populated." [N.G.M. / October 2002]

*Trivia: "Soon after capturing the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Sinai, and the Golan Heights in the 1967 war, Israel adopted a policy designed to create settlements of Israeli civilians in these territories that would be difficult to anyone, including later Israeli governments, to remove. Such activity violates principles set down by the Fourth Geneva Convention, which forbids victors in war from colonizing foreign lands seized in battle. However every Israeli government since 1967 has expanded these settlements by expropriating Arab lands and building homes for Israeli Jews, even when Israel's leaders were negotiating for peace with the Palestinians. While some Israeli settlers are motivated by ideology, many others are attracted by government subsidies and incentives." [N.G.M./October/2002]

*Trivia: "According to the Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem, 42 percent of the land in the West Bank is now controlled by Israeli settlements." [N.G.M./October/2002].

*Trivia: "Despite their hold on the world's attention, the Gaza Strip and West Bank territories, occupied by Israel since the Six Day War in June 1967, cover relatively tiny areas. Gaza, home to 1.1 million Palestinians and 7,000 Israeli settlers [who occupy 25 percent of the land], is only 26 miles long." [N.G.M /October/2002].

*Trivia: "To shelter Palestinian refugees after Israel's 1948 War of Independence, the UN and volunteer agencies raised a tent city near Nablus. Six decades later the refugees remain." [N.G.M /October/2002]

1967 - Status / Dead Sea Scrolls - June 5-10th, 1967: "Israel defeats Arabs in 6 Day War & occupies Palestine to the Jordan, gaining control of Khirbet Qumran, the Rockefeller Archaeological Museum & all the Dead Sea Scrolls [except the Copper Scroll & some fragments from Cave 1 that had been sent to Amman, Jordan].  Subsequently, Yadin searched Kando's property in Bethlehem & found the Temple Scroll in a shoe box. As a result of the 1967 war, Israel took the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the Gaza Strip from Egypt, the West Bank and East Jerusalem from Jordan, and the Golan Heights from Syria."

*Trivia: "[1967-69] Pro-Arab scholars de Vaux, Skehan, Starcky & Milik refuse to cooperate with Israelis. Further publication of scrolls blocked."

1967 - Israeli Attack / USS Liberty - June 8th, 1967: " 'Attack one American and you attack all Americans' was once proclaimed by President Clinton. More recently, an Assistant Secretary for State proclaimed that the U. S. government always protects its citizens. These are damned lies and meaningless words. These words were not true in 1967 (when Israel deliberately attacked the USS LIBERTY), and unfortunately, and in spite of these beautiful words, they are not even true today. Moreover, there is no such thing as justice. On that June day in 1967, the weather was beautiful... Clear and sunny, visibility unlimited... the LIBERTY, an elaborate state-of-the art intelligence gathering platform, was in international waters off the Gaza strip and was flying the Stars and Stripes. Israeli reconnaissance planes flew overhead for hours. Pilots and ship's crew waved to each other. Then, inexplicably, unmarked Israeli aircraft began attacking the ship. The defenseless LIBERTY radioed for help. Two aircraft carriers in the Med. responded by launching fighter aircraft. Unbelievably, they were recalled by the White House. RADM Geis, then commanding the carriers in the Sixth Fleet, called Washington personally to confirm the order. SecDef McNamara came on the line, then President Johnson. Johnson indicated to Geis that the aircraft were to be returned, that he would not have his allies embarrassed, and that he didn't care who was killed or what was done to the ship. Geis, like any good sailor, recalled the aircraft." [Link: 1]

1967 - Iraqi Relations / Russia & France - "Following the U.S. and British support for Israel in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, Iraq drifted from the Anglo-American camp, and started to lean towards France and the Soviet Union, offering them exclusive oil development contracts and buying billions in Russian and French military hardware."

1967 - Monterey Pop Festival / California - June 16th, 1967: "Monterey Pop Festival."

1967 - Hydrogen Bomb Test / China - June 17th, 1967: "China successfully tests its own hydrogen bomb." [Based on: N.G.M., August 2005, p. 107]

1967 - Birth / Nicole Kidman - June 20th, 1967: Reportedly born this date in history: Australian actress, Nicole Kidman. *Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicole_Kidman

1967 - "All You Need Is Love" / The Beatles - June 25th, 1967: Entertainment highlights during the week of June 24-30, 1967: The Beatles recorded "All You Need Is Love" live on the "Our World" program, which was seen worldwide. [Based on: A.P. article (THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS), p. E2, S.L.P.D., 06/26/07] 

1967 - Status / U.S. Presence, Vietnam - June 30th, 1967: "448,400 US troops now in Vietnam."  

1967 - Birth / Pamela Anderson - July 1st, 1967: Reportedly born on this date in history: Actress, Pamela Anderson.

1967 - Typhoon Billie / SW Japan - "Typhoon date(s): July 9th, 1967. Number of recorded deaths: 347." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 206]

1967 - Black Riots / U.S.A. - July 1967: "Riots by blacks in Newark, NJ, July 12-17 killed 26, injured 1,500; more than 1,000 arrested. In Detroit, MI, July 23-30, 43 died; 2,000 injured, 5,000 left homeless by rioting, looting, burning in city's black ghetto." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 551]

*Trivia: "Blacks take to the streets in Chicago, Brooklyn, Cleveland and Baltimore."  

1967 - Birth / Will Ferrell - July 16th, 1967: Reportedly born on this date in history: Actor-comedian, Will Ferrell.

1967 - Birth / Matt LeBlanc - July 25th, 1967: Reportedly born on this date in history: American actor, Matt LeBlanc.

1967 - Vie for No. 1 / "Light My Fire" & "Whiter Shade of Pale" - July 29th, 1967: "Door's Light My Fire and Procol Harem's Whiter Shade of Pale vie for #1."  

1967 - No 1 Song / "All You Need Is Love" - August 13th-19th, 1967:  Entertainment highlights during the week of August 13th-19th, 1967: "All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles hit No. 1 on the pop charts. [Based on: A.P. article, p. C2, S.L.P.D., 08/14/06]

1967 - Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty - August 24th, 1967: "The U.S. and the U.S.S.R. finally submit identical texts of a proposed nuclear non-proliferation treaty to the U.N." [Link: 1]

1967 - "Are You Experienced" / Jimi Hendrix - August 26th, 1967: Jimi Hendrix's "Are You Experienced" hits the charts.  

1967 - Hurricane Beulah / Caribbean, Mexico, Texas - "Hurricane date(s): September 5th-23rd, 1967. Number of recorded deaths: 54." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 206]

1967 - "The Carol Burnett Show" - "Entertainment highlights during the week of Sept. 11-17: " 'The Carol Burnett Show' debuted on CBS. It ran until 1978."

1967 - Birth / Harry Connick Jr. - September 11th, 1967: Reportedly born on this date in history: Singer, Harry Connick Jr.

1967 - Birth / Kristen Johnston - September 20th, 1967: Reportedly born on this date in history: Actress ('3rd Rock From The Sun'), Kristen Johnston.

1967 - Birth / Faith Hill - September 21st, 1967: Reportedly born on this date in history: Country singer, Faith Hill.

1967 - 1st Black Justice / U.S.A. - October 2nd, 1967: "Thurgood Marshall was sworn in Oct. 2 as first black U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Carl B. Stokes (D. Cleveland) and Richard G. Hatcher (D. Gary, IN) were elected first black mayors of major U.S. cities Nov. 7." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 551]

1967 - Died / Woody Guthrie - October 3rd, 1967: "Woody Guthrie dies."

1967 - "Cheap Thrills" / Janis Joplin - October 12th, 1967: "Big Brother and the Holding Company's Cheap Thrills with Janis Joplin at top of LP charts."  

1967 - Antiwar March / Washington D.C. - October 21-22: "An antiwar march on Washington ... drew 50,000 participants."  [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 551]

*Trivia: "Anti-war protesters storm the Pentagon."  

*Trivia: " 'Diggers' exorcise the Pentagon. 35,000 Demonstrate, 647 arrested."  

1967 - Eliminated / Draft Deferments, U.S.A. - October 26th, 1967: "Draft deferments eliminated for those who violate draft laws or interfere with recruitment."  

1967 - Birth / Julia Roberts - October 28th, 1967: "Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) is an American actress. [...] Roberts was born in Atlanta, Georgia, at Crawford Long Hospital (now Emory University Hospital Midtown), to Betty Lou (née Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts.[6][7] She is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent.[8][9] Her parents were Baptist and Catholic,[10] and she was raised Catholic.[11][12] [....]"

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Roberts]

1967 - Battle of Dak To / Vietnam - "The Battle of Dak To in November is the longest and most violent in the South Vietnmaese highlands since the Battle of Ia Drang." [Link: 1]

1967 - U.S. Air Quality Act - November 14th, 1967: "Air Quality Act provides $428 million to fight air pollution."

1967 - U.S. Product Safety Commission - November 20th, 1967: "National Commission on Product Safety established."  

1967 - Flooding / Lisbon, Portugal - "Flood date(s): November 26th, 1967. Number of recorded deaths: 464." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 207]

1967 - Birth / Anna Nicole Smith - November 28th, 1967: Reportedly born on this date in history: TV personality, Anna Nicole Smith.

1967 - People's Republic of South Yemen - November 30th, 1967: "After years of fighting, the National Liberation Front [NLF] establishes the People's Republic of South Yemen."

1967 - "Magical Mystery Tour" / The Beatles - December 1967: "Beatles release 'Magical Mystery Tour.' "  

1967 - Trivia / American Forces, Vietnam - December 1967: "486,000 American troops in Vietnam, of the 15,000 killed to date, 60% died in 1967."  

1967 - "Stop The Draft" Movement / U.S.A. - December 1967: " 'Stop the Draft' movement organized by 40 antiwar groups, nationwide protests ensue."  

*Trivia: "Over 10,000 riot in downtown Oakland in an attempt to shut down the Oakland Induction Center during Stop the Draft Week."

*Trivia: "1000 antiwar protesters [12/05/67] try to close NYC induction center. 585 arrested including Allen Ginsberg and Dr. Benjamin Spock."  

1967 - "Dock of the Bay" / Otis Redding - December 8th, 1967: Otis Redding records "Dock of the Bay."  

1967 - Fatality / Otis Redding - December 10th, 1967: Entertainment highlights during the week of December 10th-16th, 1967: Singer Otis Redding and four members of The Bar-Kays died in the crash of his private plane in Wisconsin [12/10/1967]. Redding was 26. [Based on: A.P. article, p. D5, S.L.P.D., 12/11/06]

1967 - Earthquake / Koyna, India - December 10th, 1967: "Earthquake location: Koyna, India. Earthquake magnitude: 6.3. Number of recorded fatalities: 0."  

1967 - Blizzard / SW U.S.A. - "Blizzard date(s): December 12th-20th, 1967. Number of recorded deaths: 51." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 206]

1967 - Birth / Carla Bruni-Sarkozy - December 23rd, 1967: Reportedly born on this date in history: Model, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.

1967 - NATO / "Flexible Response" - December 1967: "NATO adopts a posture of 'flexible response' to any aggression, ruling out the automatic use of nuclear missles." [Sources: NATO, The Associated Press, the World Book, the Encyclopedia Britannica]

1967 - Trivia / Space Exploration - "Death of Colonel Komarov in Soyuz 1 due to parachute failure - First soft-landing on Venus by  (USSR) - First chemical analysis of lunar soil by NASA 619-lb Surveyor 5." [Link: 1]  

1967 - Vietnam Protest Speech / Martin Luther King - "Calling the US 'the greatest purveyor of violence in the world,' Martin Luther King publicly speaks out against US policy in Vietnam. King later encourages draft evasion and suggests a merger between antiwar and civil rights groups. University of Wisconsin students demand that corporate recruiters for Dow Chemical - producers of napalm - not be allowed on campus. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, appearing before a Senate subcommittee, testifies that US bombing raids against North Vietnam have not achieved their objectives. McNamara maintains that movement of supplies to South Vietnam has not been reduced, and neither the economy nor the morale of the North Vietnamese has been broken."

1967 - The Tiger's Fang - "Copyright 1967: The Tiger's Fang, by Paul Twitchell. 2nd Printing: 1968. 3rd Printing: 1972. 4th Printing: 1974. 5th Printing: 1975. 6th Printing: 1977. 7th Printing: 1978. 8th Printing: 1979."

*Trivia: "Paul [Paul Twitchell] wrote The Tiger's Fang in 1957, but did nothing with the book until he offered it to Kirpal Singh in 1963. Paul wrote Dialogues With The Master around 1956, from the references I have seen, but didn't publish it until 1970. Paul also wrote The Flute of God in 1959, but didn't put it into print until 1966, in the Orion Magazine series. This pattern is similar to Paul's writing of The Far Country in 1963, which wasn't published until 1970." [Based on: Doug Marman, Dialogue in the Age of Criticism, Chap. 6]  

1967 - Chariots of the Gods? - "Swiss hotel worker Erich Von Daniken [b. 1935] publishes Chariots of the Gods?, claiming proof of ancient astronauts."

1967 - Notable Songs of 1967 - "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Marvin Gaye & Tami Terrell); "Dock of the Bay" (Otis Redding); "Good Vibrations" (The Beach Boys); "Happy Jack" (The Who); "Light My Fire" (The Doors); "Magical Mystery Tour" (The Beatles); "Penny Lane" (The Beatles); "Respect" (Aretha Franklin); "Strawberry Fields Forever" (The Beatles); "What a Wonderful World" (Louis Armstrong); "Whiter Shade of Pale" (Procol Harem); "Yesterday" (The Beatles)

*Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_100_number-one_hits_of_1967_(United_States)

1967 - Notable Albums of 1967 - "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (The Beatles); "Doors" (The Doors); "Are You Experienced?" (Jimi Hendrix)

*Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_in_music#Albums_released

1967 - Jerusalem Of Gold / Naomi Shemer - "Israeli composer NAOMI SHEMER confessed on her deathbed last June [2004] she copied the melody for her hit JERUSALEM OF GOLD from a Basque lullaby - and she feared her guilty secret contributed to her cancer. Shemer, who died from the disease at the age of 74, spent her final years denying claims she plagiarised the nursery song and turned it into Jerusalem of Gold - which became popular in the 1960s during the Arab-Israeli war. But the songwriter wrote composer GIL ALDEMA a letter shortly before her death, confessing she heard her friend singing the lullaby in 1967, and subconsciously copied it. According to extracts from the letter published by Israel's HAARETZ DAILY NEWSPAPER, she wrote, "I consider the entire affair a regrettable work accident, so regrettable that it may be the reason for me taking ill. 'You are the only person in the world, besides my family, who should know the truth about Jerusalem of Gold. In the winter of 1967, when I was working on the writing of Jerusalem of Gold, the song must have crept into me unwittingly. It turns out that someone protected me and provided me with my eight notes that grant me the rights to my version of the folk song.' "

[Based on:  http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/israeli%20composers%20deathbed%
20plagiarism%20confession] [Posted: 06/05/2005 02:41]

1967 - Flood Trivia / 1967 - "Number of notable floods this year: at least 3. Number of flood deaths: 1,794." [E.M.]

1967 - Blizzard Trivia / 1967 - "Number of notable blizzards this year: at least 1. Number of recorded deaths: 51." [E.M.]

1967 - Hurricane Trivia / 1967 - "Number of notable hurricanes this year: at least 1. Number of hurricane deaths: 54." [E.M.]

1967 - Earthquake Trivia / 1967 - "Number of notable earthquakes this year: at least 1." [E.M.]

1967 - "Natural Disaster" Deaths / 1967 - "Estimated number of people who died from natural disasters this year: at least 1,899." [E.M.]


1968 - Astronomic Configuration - January 1st, 1968: "Sun [9 Capricorn], Moon [20 Capricorn], Mercury [11 Capricorn], Venus [28-29 Scorpio], Mars [23 Aquarius], Jupiter [5 Virgo R.], Saturn [6 Aries], Uranus [29 Virgo], Neptune [25 Scorpio], Pluto [22 Virgo R.]."  

1968 - Troop Status / Vietnam War - "The U.S., at the peak of the war, now has 500,000 troops in Vietnam; the South Vietnamese have another 1.5 million; the NLF [Viet Cong] have 400,000."

1968 - Battle of Khe Sanh / Vietnam - January 20th, 1968: "The Battle of Khe Sanh begins with a siege by North Vietnamese forces; the siege is lifted on April 14th." [Link: 1]

1968 - "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" - January 22nd, 1968: Fast-paced (for the time) laugh-a-minute hour that revolutionized the sketch-variety show (for the time). Some say Richard Nixon's cameo ("Sock it to me?") helped give him the edge in his presidential race with Hubert Humphrey.

[Based on: NEWSDAY article [JAN. 22: 'ROWAN & MARTIN"S LAUGH-IN'] by Andy Edeistein, p. E3, S.L.P.D., 01/04/08]

1968 - Birth / Mary Lou Retton - January 24th, 1968: Reportedly born on this date in history: Olympic gold-medal gymnast, Mary Lou Retton.

1968 - USS Pueblo / Sea of Japan - January 28th, 1968: "USS Pueblo and 83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan ... by North Koreans; 82 men released Dec. 22." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 551]

1968 - Birth / Sarah McLachlan - January 28th, 1968: "Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC, OBC (born January 28, 1968(1968-01-28)) is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter.[2] Known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range,[3] as of 2009, she has sold over 40 million albums worldwide.[4][5] [....]"

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_McLachlan]

1968 - Year of the Monkey - January 30th, 1968: "The Chinese Year of the Monkey begins."

1968 - Tet Offensive / Vietnam - January 30-31, 1968: "In a show of military might [Tet Offensive] that catches the US military off guard, North Vietnamese and Vietcong forces sweep down upon several key cities and provinces in South Vietnam, including its capital, Saigon. Within days, American forces turn back the onslaught and recapture most areas. From a military point of view, Tet is a huge defeat for the Communists, but turns out to be a political and psychological victory. The US military's assessment of the war is questioned and the 'end of tunnel' seems very far off." [Link: 1]

1968 - Battle of Hue / Vietnam - January 31st, 1968: "[....] At 0340 hours, 31 January, the enemy initiated a closely co-ordinated rocket, mortar, and ground assault against Hue. Attacking with seven to ten battalions, the enemy struck selected targets within the city, both north and south of the Huong River. [....]"  [Links: 12]

*Trivia: "[....] The Battle for Hue wages for 26 days as US and South Vietnamese forces try to recapture the site seized by the Communists during the Tet Offensive. Previously, a religious retreat in the middle of a war zone, Hue was nearly leveled in a battle that left nearly all of its population homeless. Following the US and ARVN victory, mass graves containing the bodies of thousands of people who had been executed during the Communist occupation are discovered. [....]" [Link: 1]

1968 - The Beatles / India - February 1968: "Beatles go to India to visit Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at Rishikesh on the Ganges river. Mia Farrow & Donovan follow."  

1968 - Birth / Pauly Shore - February 1st, 1968: Reportedly born on this date in history: American actor, Pauly Shore.

1968 - Birth / Lisa Marie Presley - February 1st, 1968: Reportedly born on this date in history: Singer, Lisa Marie Presley.

1968 - Birth / Molly Ringwald - February 18th, 1968: "Molly Kathleen Ringwald (born February 18, 1968) is an American actress, singer, dancer, and author. [...] Molly Kathleen Ringwald was born in Roseville, California, just outside of Sacramento, the daughter of Adele Edith (née Frembd), a housewife and chef, and Robert Scott 'Bob' Ringwald, a blind jazz pianist. [....]"

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molly_Ringwald]

1968 - Birth / Jeri Ryan - February 22nd, 1968: Born on this date in history: Actress, Jeri Ryan.

*Trivia: Ryan was born Jeri Lynn Zimmermann in Munich, West Germany, the daughter of Gerhard Florian "Jerry" Zimmermann, a Master Sergeant in the United States Army, and his wife Sharon, a social worker.[4]

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeri_Ryan]

1968 - My Lai Massacre / Vietnam - March 16th, 1968: "Angry and frustrated men of Charlie Company, 11th Brigade, American Division entered the village of My Lai. 'This is what you've been waiting for - search and destroy - and you've got it,' said their superior officers. A short time later the killing began. When news of the atrocities surfaced, it sent shockwaves through the US political establishment, the military's chain of command, and an already divided American public.Westmoreland Requests 206,000 More Troops."

1968 - "Prague Spring" / Czechoslovakia - March 22nd, 1968: "Repressive Czechoslovakian Communist party leader Antonin Novotny [1904-75] is ousted by liberal Communist Alexander Dubcek [1921-92], who institutes liberal democratic reforms known as the Prague Spring."

1968 - Birth / Celine Dion - March 30th, 1968: "Céline Marie Claudette Dion... is a Canadian singer. The youngest of 14 children born to Adhémar Dion and Thérèse Tanguay, both of French-Canadian descent,[27] Celine Dion was raised a Roman Catholic in a poverty-stricken, but, by her own account, happy home in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada. [....]."

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celine_Dion]

1968 - U.S. Bombing Reduction / North Vietnam - March 31st, 1968: "Pres. Johnson curbed bombing of North Vietnam Mar. 31. Peace talks began in Paris May 10. All bombing of North halted Oct 31." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 551]

1968 - Assassination / Martin Luther King - April 4th, 1968: "Martin Luther King is Slain in Memphis."

*Trivia: "The week following Martin Luther King Jr.'s murder sees black uprisings in 125 cities across the U.S."  

1968 - "2001: A Space Odyssey" - April 6th, 1968: "2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY" - A Stanley Kubrick film.

[Based on: NEWSDAY article (title) [APRIL 6: '2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY"] by Andy Edeistein, p. E3, S.L.P.D., 01/04/08]

1968 - Established / U.S. DEA - April 8th, 1968: "Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs established (DEA)."

1968 - Banned / U.S. Housing Discrimination - April 11th, 1968: "LBJ signs civil rights bill banning housing discrimination."  

1968 - U.S. Military Reserves / Vietnam - April 11th, 1968: "Major call-up of reserves for duty in Vietnam ."  

1968 - Spring Mobilization / Against Vietnam War - April 15th, 1968: "Start of Spring Mobilization against the Vietnam war."  

1968 - "Mrs. Robinson" / Simon & Garfunkel - April 23rd-29th, 1968: Entertainment highlights during the week of April 23-29: Simon and Garfunkel released the single "Mrs. Robinson." [Based on: A.P. article, p. C5, S.L.P.D., 04/24/06]

1968 - Black Uprising / Boston University - April 24th, 1968: "300 Black students occupy admin. building at Boston Univ. demanding black studies and financial aid."  

1968 - Paul Horn Recording / Taj Mahal - April 25th, 1968: "Paul Horn records in the Taj Mahal."  

1968 - Rock Musical / HAIR - April 29th, 1968: "The rock musical HAIR opened on Broadway at the Biltmore Theater."  

1968 - Peace Talks / Vietnam  - May 10th, 1968: "Following a lengthy period of debate and discussion, North Vietnamese and American negotiators agree on a location and start date of peace talks. Talks are slated to begin in Paris on May 10 with W. Averell Harriman representing the United States, and former Foreign Minister Xuan Thuy heading the North Vietnamese delegation."

1968 - Shot / Andy Warhol - June 3rd, 1968: "Andy Warhol shot by woman."  

1968 - Assassination / Robert Kennedy - June 5th, 1968: "Bobby Kennedy assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan moments after winning California primary."  

1968 - "Jumpin' Jack Flash" / The Rolling Stones - Entertainment highlights during the week of June 4th-10th, 1968: The Rolling Stones released the single "Jumpin' Jack Flash." [Based on: A.P. article, p. D4, S.L.P.D., 06/05/06]

1968 - Pentagon Papers - June 13th, 1968: "The Pentagon Papers begin to be excerpted in the New York Times; the government went to court to stop further publication, wins an injunction, but loses in the Supreme Court on June 30, 1971." [Link: 1]

1968 - H-Bomb Accident / Greenland - June 22nd, 1968: "B-52 carrying H-bomb crashes in Greenland."

1968 - Status / Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty - July 1st, 1968: "The U.S., U.S.S.R., Britain and 59 other countries sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty - the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia causes the Senate to delay ratification until March 5, 1970." [Link: 1]

*Trivia: "The U.S., Soviet Union, and United Kingdom sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), followed by dozens of other nations. Today [August 2005] the treaty is signed by 188 countries." [Based on: N.G.M., August 2005, p. 107]

*Trivia: [....] Vietnam was a chemical war for oil, permanently contaminating large regions and countries downriver with Agent Orange, and environmentally the most devastating war in world history. But since 1991, the U.S. has staged four nuclear wars using depleted uranium weaponry, which, like Agent Orange, meets the U.S. government definition of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Vast regions in the Middle East and Central Asia have been permanently contaminated with radiation. [....] The first DU weapons system was developed for the Navy in 1968, and DU weapons were given to and used by Israel in 1973 under U.S. supervision in the Yom Kippur war against the Arabs. The Phalanx weapons system, using DU, was tested on the USS Bigelow out of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in 1977, and DU weapons have been sold by the U.S. to 29 countries. Military research report summaries detail the testing of DU from 1974-1999 at military testing grounds, bombing and gunnery ranges and at civilian labs under contract. Today 42 states are contaminated with DU from manufacture, testing and deployment. [....] A Japanese professor, Dr. K. Yagasaki, has calculated that 800 tons of DU is the atomicity equivalent of 83,000 Nagasaki bombs. The U.S. has used more DU since 1991 than the atomicity equivalent of 400,000 Nagasaki bombs. Four nuclear wars indeed, and 10 times the amount of radiation released into the atmosphere from atmospheric testing! No wonder our soldiers, their families and the people of the Middle East, Yugoslavia and Central Asia are sick. But as Henry Kissinger said after Vietnam when our soldiers came home ill from Agent Orange, 'Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used for foreign policy.' [....]"

[Based on: http://www.sfbayview.com/081804/depleteduranium081804.shtml]

1968 - Saddam Hussein / Iraq - July 17th, 1968: "Although not a military man, Saddam Hussein dons a military uniform and attacks and occupies the presidential palace. The weak Iraqi president surrenders immediately. Ba'ath Party again gains power in Iraq. Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr becomes president with Saddam Hussein as the second in command."

1968 - Birth / Jennifer Lopez - July 24th, 1968: Reportedly born on this date in history: Actress-singer, Jennifer Lopez.

1968 - Flooding / Gujarat State, India - "Flood date(s): August 7th-14th, 1968. Number of recorded deaths: 1,000." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 207]

1968 - U.S. Troop Status / Vietnam - August 1968: "541,000 U.S. Troops in Vietnam."  

1968 - Birth / Gillian Anderson - August 9th, 1968: Reportedly born on this date in history: Actress, Gillian Anderson.

1968 - U.S. Democratic Convention / Chicago - August, 1968: "As the frazzled Democratic party prepares to hold its nominating convention in Chicago, city officials gear up for a deluge of demonstrations. Mayor Richard Daley orders police to crackdown on antiwar protests. As the nation watched on television, the area around the convention erupts in violence."

1968 - Trivia / Saddam Hussein, Iraq - August, 1968: "Saddam Hussein is prominent in 'the correction movement' in Iraq, which purges the non-Ba'ath elements in the coup. He personally puts a gun to the head of the Prime Minister, later taking him to the airport, putting him in a plane, and deporting him. Soon afterwards cooperation between US and Ba'ath Party is in decline. Saddam ejects all the pro-American elements from the government and begins to assert his authority in the country. Unable to obtain required materials, including arms, from the US, Saddam travels to the USSR, whose cooperation he achieves."

1968 - Soviet & Warsaw Pact Invasion / Czechoslovakia - August  21st, 1968: "Soviet and Warsaw Pact leaders send an invasion force of 650,000 troops into Czechoslovakia."

1968 - French Hydrogen Bomb Test / South Pacific - August 24th, 1968: "France tests an H-bomb in the South Pacific." [Based on: N.G.M., August 2005, p. 107]

1968 - Earthquake / NE Iran - August 31st, 1968: "Earthquake location: NE Iran. Earthquake magnitude: 7.3. Number of recorded fatalities: 12,000."  [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 208]

1968 - Summer Olympic Games / Mexico City, Mexico - "In 1968, the Summer Olympic Games were held in Mexico City, Mexico. In 1968, the Winter Olympic Games were held in Grenoble, France."  

1968 - Birth / Salma Hayek - September 2nd, 1968: Reportedly born on this date in history: Salma Hayek.

1968 - Hey Jude / The Beatles - September 11th, 1968: "The Beatles had their 15th UK No.1 with Hey Jude. The longest chart topper ever at seven minutes ten seconds and the first release on the groups Apple label." [Link: 1]

1968 - Final Episdode / "The Andy Griffith Show" - "Entertainment highlights during the week of Sept. 11-17: The final episode of 'The Andy Griffith Show' aired on CBS." [Based on: A.P.]

1968 - "The Mod Squad" - September 24th, 1968: TV goes "hip" with this trio of undercover cops, described by ABC, thusly: "one white ... one black ... one blonde."

[Based on: NEWSDAY article [SEPT. 24: 'THE MOD SQUAD'] by Andy Edeistein, p. E3, S.L.P.D., 01/04/08]

1968 - CBS Debut / "60 Minutes" - Entertainment highlights during the week of Sept. 23-29, 1968: "60 Minutes" made its debut on CBS, with reporters Harry Reasoner and Mike Wallace. [Based on: A.P. article (THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS), p. E2, S.L.P.D., 09/25/07]

1968 - Birth / Will Smith - September 25th, 1968: Reportedly born on this date in history: American actor-singer, Will Smith.

1968 - Birth / Jim Caviezel - September 26th, 1968: Reportedly born on this date in history: Actor ('The Last Passion of the Christ'), Jim Caviezel.

1968 - World Premiere / "Night of the Living Dead" - "Entertainment highlights during the week of October 1st-7th: The cult horror movie "Night of the Living Dead" had its world premiere in Pittsburgh, where it was filmed. [Based on: A.P. article (That Was The Week That Was), p. B2, S.L.P.D., 10/02/06]

1968 - Flooding / NE India - "Flood date(s): October 7th, 1968. Number of recorded deaths: 780." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 207]

1968 - U.S. Bombing Cessation / North Vietnam - October 30th, 1968: "U.S. President Johnson announces a complete cessation of bombing of North Vietnam north of the 20th parallel, and begins withdrawing troops from Vietnam."

1968 - Divorce Trivia / John Lennon - "Entertainment highlights during the week of Nov. 6-12: A London court granted Cynthia Lennon a divorce from John Lennon." [Based on: S.L.P.D., p. C2, 11/07/05]

1968 - Birth / Owen Wilson - November 18th, 1968: Reportedly born on this date in history: Actor, Owen Wilson.

1968 - Black U.S. Congresswoman / Shirley Chisholm - Shirley Chisholm [b. 1924] [D-NY] is the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress."

1968 - U.S. President Richard Nixon - November 5th, 1968: "Running on a platform of 'law and order,' Richard Nixon barely beats out Hubert Humphrey for the presidency. Nixon takes just 43.4 percent of the popular vote, compared to 42.7 percent for Humphrey. Third-party candidate George Wallace takes the remaining percentage of votes."

1968 - Typhoon Nina / Philippines - "Typhoon date(s): November 18th-28th, 1968. Number of recorded deaths: 63." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 206]

1968 - 1st Televised Interracial Kiss / U.S.A. - November 22nd, 1968: "The first interracial kiss on American primetime TV is shown on the Star Trek episode Plato's Stepchildren - Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner."

1968 - "The White Album" / The Beatles - November 25th, The double LP. officially titled "The Beatles" - packed with such great songs as "Bask in the USSR," "Happiness is a warm Gun" and "Birthday" - goes on to become the Fab Four's best-selling album.

[Based on: NEWSDAY article [Nov. 25: 'THE WHITE ALBUM'] by Andy Edeistein, p. E3, S.L.P.D., 01/04/08]

1968 - London Farwell Concerts / Cream - November, 1968: "Entertainment highlights during the week of Nov. 20-26: "Cream played its farewell concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall." [A.P., 11/21/05]

1968 - Birth / Lucy Liu - December 2nd, 1968: Reportedly born on this date in history: Actress, Lucy Liu.

1968 - Janis Joplin  / Memphis - December, 1968: "Entertainment highlights during the week of Dec. 19-25: Janis Joplin made her first appearance after leaving Big Brother & the Holding Company. She performed in Memphis." [A.P., 12/20/04]

1968 - Led Zepplin  / U.S. Tour - December, 1968: "Entertainment highlights during the week of Dec. 26-Jan 1: Led Zeppelin began its first U.S. tour, opening for Vanilla Fudge." [A.P., 12/27/04]

*Trivia: "In 1968, the British rock group Led Zeppelin released the first of four yearly albums that turn them into legends."

1968 - Intel Corporation - "Semiconductor to form Intel Corporation." [Link: 1]

1968 - Condon Report / U.S.A. - "The Condon Report commissioned by the U.S. Air Force concludes that UFOs don't exist." [Link: 1]

1968 - Trivia / Space Exploration - "Testing of the American Saturn 5 rocket (Project Apollo) - First recovery of circum-lunar probe, Zond 5 which had animals aboard, (USSR) - First manned Apollo flight: Apollo 7 (Schirra, Cunningham, Eisele) - First flight round the Moon: Apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell, Anders) - NASA OAO 2 orbiting astronomical observatory (4436-lb)." [Link: 1] 

1968 - Cost of Mailing a Letter? / U.S.A. - "Cost of stamp for mailing a letter in U.S.A.: 6 cents." [Based on: S.L.P.D. article (Cost of mailing a letter will jump to 39 cents next week [January 2006]), p. C1, S.L.P.D., 01/03/06]

1968 - Israeli Bombing / Beirut Airport - 1968: "Israeli warplanes bomb Beirut airport, two days after Arab guerrillas attacked an Israeli airliner in Athens, Greece." [A.P., 02/15/05]

1968 - U.S. Biological Weapons Tests / South Pacific - "In 1968, the United States conducts biological weapons tests at Johnston Atoll in the South Pacific."

1968 - 60 Minutes - "60 Minutes premieres on CBS-TV."

1968 - M*A*S*H - "Richard Hooker [H. Richard Hornberger], M*A*S*H."

1968 - All About ECK - "All About ECK, by Paul Twitchell, Copyright 1968."

1968 - In My Soul I Am Free - "In 1968, Brad Steiger wrote a biography of Paul Twitchell, the modern day founder of ECKANKAR."

1968 - The Ket to ECKANKAR - "Copyright 1968: The Key to ECKANKAR, by Paul Twitchell. 4th Printing: 1985."

1968 - Notable Songs of 1968 - "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Marvin Gaye); "Dock of the Bay" (Otis Redding); "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (The Rolling Stones); "Mrs. Robinson" (Simon & Garfunkel); "Stand By Your man" (Tammy Wynette)

*Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_100_number-one_hits_of_1968_(United_States)

1968 - Notable Albums of 1968 - "White Album" (The Beatles); "At Folsom Prison" (Johnny Cash)

*Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_in_music#Albums_released

1968 - Flood Trivia / 1968 - "Number of notable floods this year: at least 2. Number of flood deaths: 1,780." [E.M.]

1968 - Typhoon Trivia / 1968 - "Number of notable typhoons this year: at least 1. Number of typhoon deaths: 63." [E.M.]

1968- Earthquake Trivia / 1968 - "Number of notable earthquakes this year: at least 1. Number of earthquake deaths: 12,000." [E.M.]

1968 - "Natural Disaster" Deaths / 1968 - "Estimated number of people who died from natural disasters this year: at least 13,843." [E.M.]


1969 - Astronomic Configuration - January 1st, 1969: "Sun [10 Capricorn], Moon [10 Gemini], Mercury [24 Capricorn], Venus [25 Aquarius], Mars [1 Scorpio], Jupiter [5 Libra], Saturn [18 Aries], Uranus [3-4 Libra], Neptune [27 Scorpio], Pluto [25 Virgo R.]."  

1969 - Birth / Marilyn Manson - January 6th, 1969: Reportedly born on this date in history: Rock singer, Marilyn Manson.

1969 - Paris Peace Talks - January 18th, 1969: "The Paris Peace talks begin negotiating full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam."

1969 - Flooding / Southern California - "Flood date(s): January 18th-26th, 1969. Number of recorded deaths: 100." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 207]

1969 - U.S. President Richard M. Nixon - January 20th, 1969: "The 37th American President, Richard M. Nixon [Republican], begins his term."

1969 - Radiation Accident / Switzerland - January 21st, 1969: "A coolant malfunction from an experimental underground reactor at Lucens Vad, Switzerland, released radiation into a cavern, which was then sealed." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 210]

1969 - 1st U.S. Concert / Jethro Tull - "Entertainment highlights in the week of Jan. 23-29: Jethro Tull played its first U.S. concert, in New York City. It was the opening act for Led Zeppelin." [A.P.]

1969 - Oil Well Blowout / California - January 28th, 1969: "Santa Barbara, Ca. oil well blowout."

*Trivia: "[....] The Santa Barbara disaster of 1969 resulted from a blowout at an offshore platform that spilled 100,000 barrels of crude oil - 4.2 million gallons in all. It marked a turning point in the oil industry's expansion, shelving any chance for drilling along most of the nation's [U.S.A.] coastlines and leading to dozens of state and federal environmental laws. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Gulf oil leak is major setback, but drilling is likely to continue) by Jad Mouawad, p. A1, S.L.P.D. ,05/02/10]

1969 - Last Public Performance / The Beatles - Entertainment highlights during the week of Jan 28 - Feb. 3, 1969: The Beatles gave their last public performance, on the roof of Apple Studios. It was filmed for the movie "Let It Be." [Based on: Article (THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS), p. E5, S.L.P.D., 01/30/07]

1969 - Chairman Yasser Arafat / PLO - February 1969: "Yassir Arafat becomes chairman of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization [PLO]." [Link: 1]

1969 - Birth / Jennifer Aniston - February 11th, 1969: Reportedly born on this date in history: American actor, Jennifer Aniston.

1969 - Year of the Rooster - February 17th, 1969: "The Chinese Year of the Rooster begins."

1969 - Mars Launch / Mariner 6 - February 24th, 1969: "In 1969, Mariner 6 and Mariner 7 completed the first dual mission to Mars, flying by over the equator and south polar regions and analyzing the Martian atmosphere and surface with remote sensors, as well as recording and relaying hundreds of pictures. By chance, both flew over cratered regions and missed both the giant northern volcanoes and the equatorial grand canyon that was discovered later. Their approach pictures did, however, show that the dark features on the surface long seen from Earth were not canals, as once decades before." [Link: 1]

1969 - "Spring Mobilization" / Central Park - "The Spring Mobilization to end the war in Vietnam draws half a million antiwar protestors to New York's Central Park."

1969 - Battle of Ben Het / Vietnam - March 3rd, 1968: "The Battle of Ben Het on March 3-4 in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam is the first time since the Korean War that U.S. troops engage enemy tanks." [Link: 1]

1969 - Married / Paul McCartney - March 12th, 1969: "Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman."

1969 - Flooding / Mundau Valley, Alagoaz, Brazil - "Flood date(s): March 17th, 1969. Number of recorded deaths: 218." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 207]

1969 - U.S. Bombing / Cambodia - March 18th, 1969: "In an effort to destroy Communist supply routes and base camps in Cambodia, President Nixon gives the go-ahead to 'Operation Breakfast.' The covert bombing of Cambodia, conducted without the knowledge of Congress or the American public, will continue for fourteen months."

1969 - Married / John Lennon - March 20th, 1969: "John & Yoko fly to Gibraltar, get married then fly to Amsterdam for one week 'lie-in' for peace."  

1969 - Sentenced / James Earl Ray - March 20th, 1969: "James Earl Ray sentenced to 99 years for murder of Martin Luther King Jr."  

1969 - Mars Launch / Mariner 7 - March 27th, 1969: "In 1969, Mariner 6 and Mariner 7 completed the first dual mission to Mars, flying by over the equator and south polar regions and analyzing the Martian atmosphere and surface with remote sensors, as well as recording and relaying hundreds of pictures. By chance, both flew over cratered regions and missed both the giant northern volcanoes and the equatorial grand canyon that was discovered later. Their approach pictures did, however, show that the dark features on the surface long seen from Earth were not canals, as once decades before." [Link: 1]

1969 - U.S. Troop Status / Vietnam - April 1969: "543,000 U.S. troops now in Vietnam."  

1969 - Canceled / Smothers Brothers - April 4th, 1969: "Smothers Brothers TV show canceled because it is too controversial."  

1969 - Birth / Robin Meade - April 21st, 1969: "Robin Michelle Meade (born April 21, 1969) ....

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Meade - [T.D. - 11/17/08]

*Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morning_Express_with_Robin_Meade

1969 - Sentenced / Sirhan Sirhan - April 23rd, 1969: "Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death for murder of Bobby Kennedy."  

1969 - U.S. Bombing / Vietnam - April 24th, 1969: "U.S. B-52s launch biggest attack on North Vietnam. Protests in 40 cities."  

1969 - Birth / Renee Zellweger - April 25th, 1969: Reportedly born on this date in history: Actress, Renee Zellweger.

1969 - Monty Python's Flying Circus - May 11th, 1969: "Monty Python's Flying Circus is born in England."

1969 - Rock Opera "Tommy" / The Who - June 1-7, 1969: Entertainment highlights during the week of June 1st - 7th, 1969: The two-record rock opera "Tommy" hit the U.S. album chart. [Based on: A.P. article (THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS), p. E3, S.L.P.D., 06/03/08]

1969 - Trivia / "Vietnamization" - June 8th, 1969: "Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird describes a policy of 'Vietnamization' when discussing a diminishing role for the US military in Vietnam. The objective of the policy is to shift the burden of defeating the Communists onto the South Vietnamese Army and away from the United States."

1969 - Died / Judy Garland - June 22nd, 1969: "Reportedly died (drug overdose) this date in history: Judy Garland. She was 47."

1969 - Apollo 11 Launched - July 16th, 1969: "Apollo 11 launch."

1969 - 1st Men on the Moon - July 20th, 1969: "American morale, in the face of the country's first ever major military defeat, was greatly boosted when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men on the moon."

1969 - Mars Flyby / Mariner 6 - July 31st, 1969: "The spacecraft Mariner 6 makes its flyby of Mars." [Link: 1]

1969 - Blind Faith - August 1969: "Blind Faith forms, with Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker from Cream and Steve Winwood from Traffic."  

1969 - Hurricane Camille / Cuba - August 5th-22nd, 1969: "Hurricane Camille strikes Cuba and the U.S., killing 258."

1969 - Mars Flyby / Mariner 7 - August 5th, 1969: "The spacecraft Mariner 7 makes its flyby of Mars." [Link: 1]

1969 - Manson Murders - August 9th-10th, 1969: "The Tate-La Bianca Murders in Los Angeles on August 9-10 are later traced to Charles Manson [b. 1934]: he and his Family are given death sentences, later reduced to life imprisonment."

1969 - Woodstock Concert / Upstate N.Y. - August 15th-18th: "A Rock concert was held in Upstate [Bethel] New York. An estimated 400,000 people attended the three-day event, during which three people died and two babies were born." [Link: 1]

1969 - Birth / Christian Slater - August 18th, 1969: Reportedly born on this date in history: Actor, Christian Slater.

1969 - Flooding / Western Virginia - "Flood date(s): August 20th-22nd, 1969. Number of recorded deaths: 189." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 207]

1969 - Birth / Jack Black - August 28th, 1969: Reportedly born on this date in history: Actor-singer, Jack Black.

1969 - Moammar Gadhafi  / Libya - September 1st, 1969: "Colonel Moammar [Muammar] al-Qaddafi [Gadhafi] [Khadafy] [b. 1942] overthrows King Idris Senussi I in a bloodless coup in Tripoli, Libya."

1969 - Fatality / Ho Chi Minh - September 3rd, 1969: "Ho Chi Minh Dies at Age 79."

1969 - Flooding / South Korea - "Flood date(s): September 15th, 1969. Number of recorded deaths: 250." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 207]

1969 - Birth / Marc Anthony - September 16th, 1969: Reportedly born on this date in history: Singer, Marc Anthony.

1969 - Flooding / Tunisia - "Flood date(s): October 1st-8th, 1969. Number of recorded deaths: 500." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 207]

1969 - Nuclear Test Milrow / Amchitka Island - October 2nd, 1969: "Though performed as part of the Nuclear Weapons Testing Program,[18] '[the] purpose of the Milrow test was to test an island, not a weapon.'[21] It was a 'calibration shot', intended to produce data from which the impact of larger explosions could be predicted, and specifically, to find whether the planned Cannikin shot [detonated 11/06/1971] could be performed safely. It was fired on 2 October 1969, with an approximate yield of 1[2] to 1.2[22] MT. [....]"

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amchitka] - [T.D. - 12/24/06]

1969 - Earthquake / Santa Rosa, California - October 2nd, 1969: "Earthquake location: Santa Rosa, California. Earthquake magnitude: 5.7. Number of recorded fatalities: 1."  

1969 - Birth / Gwen Stefani - October 3rd, 1969: Reportedly born on this date in history: Singer, Gwen Stefani.

1969 - Peace Day / First Vietnam Moratorium - October 15th, 1969: "Massive Antiwar Demonstration in Washington D.C. 500,000 protesters nationwide."

1969 - Birth / Wendy Wilson - October 16th, 1969: Reportedly born on this date in history: Singer (Wilson Phillips), Wendy Wilson.

1969 - Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty / Iraq - October 29th, 1969: "Iraq ratifies the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, pledging to not manufacture nuclear weapons."

1969 - No 1 Single / Elvis Presley - Entertainment highlights during the week of Oct. 29th-Nov. 4th, 1969: Elvis Presley had his first No. 1 single in seven years with "Suspicious Minds." [Based on: Article (THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS), p. D2, S.L.P.D., 10/30/06]

1969 - Desegragation / U.S.A. - October 30th, 1969: "Supreme Court orders desegregation nationwide."  

1969 - Sesame Street - November 10th, 1969: "The Sesame Street children's television program debut on PBS."

1969 - Antiwar Rally / Washington D.C. - November 15th, 1969: "500,000 + march in Wash. D.C. for peace. Largest antiwar rally in U.S. history. Speakers: McCarthy, McGovern, Coretta King, Dick Gregory, Leonard Bernstein. Singers: Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul, & Mary, John Denver, Mitch Miller, touring cast of Hair "  

1969 - Becomes Public / My Lai Massacre - November 16, 1969: "Through the reporting of journalist Seymour Hersh, Americans read for the first time of the atrocities committed by Lt. William Calley and his troops in the village of My Lai. At the time the reports were made public, the Army had already charged Calley with the crime of murder."

1969 - Trivia / Alcatraz Island - November 20th, 1969: "78 American Indians seize Alcatraz Island and demand its return."  

1969 - Residential Area Ban / DDT, U.S.A. - November 20th, 1969: "DDT use banned in residential areas."  

1969 -  Status / U.S. Biological Weapons - November 25th, 1969: "President Richard Nixon announced a new policy on biological warfare for the United States. The United States pledged to never use biological weapons under any circumstance."

1969 - Status / U.K. Biological Weapons - "The United Kingdom officially ended its offensive biological weapons program."

*Trivia: "MKNAOMI was the code name for a joint Department of Defense / CIA research program lasting from the 1950s through the 1970s. Unclassified information about the MKNAOMI program and the related Special Operations Division is scarce. It is generally reported to be a successor to the MKDELTA project and to have focused on biological projects including biological warfare agents - specifically, to store materials that could either incapacitate or kill a test subject and to develop devices for the diffusion of such materials. [....] In 1970, Project MKNAOMI was dissolved and on November 25, 1969, President Richard Nixon abolished any military practice involving biological weapons. On February 14, 1970, a presidential order was given to outlaw all stockpiles of bacteriological weapons and non-living toxins. [....]"

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MKNAOMI]

1969 - U.S. Death Toll / Vietnam - December 1969: "Over 100,000 U.S. troops dead or injured in Vietnam."  

1969 - Draft Lottery / New York City - December 1st, 1969: "First draft lottery since W.W.II held in NYC."  

1969 - Gold Album / Chicago - December, 1969: Entertainment highlights during the week of Dec. 17-23: Chicago's first album, "Chicago Transit Authority," was certified gold. [Based on: A.P. article THE WEEK THAT WAS], p. D5, S.L.P.D., 12/18/06]

1969 - X-Ray / King Tut - "A team of researchers briefly removed King Tut's mummy from its tomb Wednesday [01/05/05] and laid bare his bones for a CT scan [of 1,700 images] that could solve an enduring mystery: Was it murder or natural causes that killed Egypt's boy pharaoh 3,000 years ago? [....] A simpler X-ray done 36 years ago [1969?] showed bone fragments inside the skull of Tut ... but that previous test wasn't sophisticated enough to determine if the bone fragments signified a blow to the head. [....]" [A.P., 01/06/05]

1969 - Timeline Trivia / Lebanon - 1969: "Lebanon agrees to allow Palestinian guerrillas to stage attacks on Israel from southern Lebanon." [A.P., 02/15/05]

1969 - Trivia / Space Exploration - First Russian manned docking maneuver (Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5) - First space testing of the Lunar Module: Apollo 9 (McDivitt, Scott, Schweickart) - Further soft-landings of unmanned probes on Venus: Venus 5 and Venus 6 (USSR)(Stafford, Cernan, Young) - July 21 First men on the moon in Apollo 11 (Armstrong and Aldrin: Collins in orbit) returning 48-lbs of lunar samples from Mare Tranquillitatis - Further probes sent past Mars: Mariner 6 and Mariner 7 (USA)." [Link: 1]  

1969 - Psychic Center of Florida - "One of the most useful and colorful characters with whom Puharich [Dr. Andrija Puharich] surrounded himself at Ossining [N.Y.] was Phyllis Schlemmer. [....] She founded the Psychic Center of Florida in Orlando, a school for developing psychics, in 1969. Her main spirit guide was an entity called 'Dr. Fiske', but in 1970 a new control simply named 'Tom' 'came through'. " [Based on: The Stargate Conspiracy, Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince, pp. 173-174]

1969 - U.S. Investigation of UFOs - "From June 1947 through December 1969 the Air Force was primarily responsible for investigating unidentified flying object [UFO] phenomena. Investigations were conducted by the Air Technical Intelligence Center [ATIC] at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio until December 17, 1969. All records of these investigations [known as Project Sign, 1947-1949, Project Grudge, 1949-1952, and Project Blue Book, 1952-1969] were retired to the National Archives and Records Administration and are available to the public on archives microfilm publication T1206 [94 rolls of 35 mm film]." [Link 1]

1969 - Environmental Wake-Up Call - "As the Industrial Revolution transitioned into the postwar industrial boom, Americans found themselves paying a high price for the resulting pollution. The wake-up call came in the late 1960's when Lake Erie was declared dead, Cleveland's Cuyahoga River caught fire, and radioactive strontium 90 was found in mothers' breast milk across North America and in even the most remote corners of the globe." [Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Crimes Against Nature, p. 21]

1969 - Stopped Flowing / Niagra Falls - "In 1969, Niagra Falls stopped flowing due to man-made causes. Another time that the falls stopped flowing was in 1848, due to natural causes [ice]." [E.M.]

1969 - Anitya - "Copyright 1969: Anitya, by Paul Twitchell. Seventh Printing: 1987."

1969 - The Flute of God - "Copyright 1969: The Flute of God, by Paul Twitchell. Tenth Printing: 1988."

1969 - Stranger by the River - "Copyright 1969: Stranger by the River, by Paul Twitchell. - (c)1969 By The Illuminated Way Press."

1969 - Notable Songs of 1969 - "Oh Happy Day" (The Edwin Hawkins Singers); "Suspicious Minds" (Elvis Presley)

*Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_100_number-one_hits_of_1969_(United_States)

1969 - Notable Albums of 1969 - "Abbey Road" (The Beatles); "Led Zeppelin II" (Led Zeppelin); "Let It Bleed" (The Rolling Stones); "Tommy" (The Who)

*Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1969_in_music#Albums_released

1969 - Flood Trivia / 1969 - "Number of notable floods this year: at least 5. Number of flood deaths: 1,257." [E.M.]

1969 - Hurricane Trivia / 1969 - "Number of notable hurricanes this year: at least 1. Number of hurricane deaths: 258." [E.M.]

1969 - Earthquake Trivia / 1969 - "Number of notable earthquakes this year: at least 1. Number of earthquake deaths: 1." [E.M.]

1969 - "Natural Disaster" Deaths / 1969 - "Estimated number of people who died from natural disasters this year: at least 1,516." [E.M.]

1960s - "Natural Disaster" Deaths / 1960-1970 - "Estimated number of people who died from natural disasters this decade [1960-1970]: at least 150,605." [E.M.]

1970-1988 A.D.

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