Day: May 30, 2018

COMMERCE/ECONOMY SPACE RACE

Apollo 8 begins the first US mission to orbit the Moon

December 21 The launch of Apollo 8 begins the first US mission to orbit the Moon.

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY POLITICS

Close Election Results for POTUS

November 5 Election Day. The results of the popular vote are 31,770,000 for Nixon, 43.4 percent of the total; 31,270,000 or 42.7 percent for Humphrey; 9,906,000 or 13.5 percent for wallace; and 0.4 percent for other candidates.

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POLITICS

Jacqueline Kennedy is married to Aristotle Onassis

October 20 Jacqueline Kennedy is married to Aristotle Onassis, a Greek shipping magnate on the private island of Skorpios.

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY POLITICS

Chief of Staff Curtis E. Lemay — “I don’t believe the world would end if we exploded a nuclear weapon.”

October 3 George Wallace, who has been running an independent campaign for the presidency which has met significant support in the South and the Midwest, names retired Air Force Chief of Staff Curtis E. LeMay to be his running mate.  At the press conference, the general is asked about his position on the use of […]

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY MUSIC

Alice’s Restaurant

July 24 At the Newport (Rhode Island) Folk Festival singer Arlo Guthrie performs his 20 minute ballad “Alice’s Restaurant” to rave reviews.  

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY PROTESTS

2,500 people occupy Resurrection City

May 11 Ralph Abernathy, Martin Luther King Jr.’s designated successor, and the Southern Christian Leadership Corps are granted a permit for an encampment on the Mall in Washington, DC. Eventually, despite nearly a solid month of rain, over 2,500 people will eventually occupy Resurrection City. On June 24th the site is raided by police, 124 […]

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PROTESTS

Martin Luther King Jr. leads a march in Memphis

March 28 Martin Luther King Jr. leads a march in Memphis which turns violent. After King himself had been led from the scene one 16 year old black boy is killed, 60 people are injured, and over 150 arrested.

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY PROTESTS

The East Los Angeles Walkouts or Chicano Blowouts

The East Los Angeles Walkouts or Chicano Blowouts were a series of 1968 protests by Chicano students against unequal conditions in Los Angeles Unified School District high schools. The first protest took place on March 1, 1968. The students who organized and carried out the protests were primarily concerned with the quality of their education. […]

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