Hippy peace


By jyounes
  • Black Voting

    Black Voting
    Martin Luther King Jr. begins a drive to register black voters in the U.S. South.
  • new chancellor

    A new chancellor is appointed for the University of California at Berkeley. It is announced that political activity will be allowed on campus. Students are to be allowed to hold rallies and speak from the steps of the administration building, Sproul Hall.
  • Great society

    In his State of the Union address, President Johnson proclaims his Great Society. Also he announces plans to promote birth control abroad, using "our knowledge to help deal with the explosion in world population and the growing scarcity in world resources."
  • Improving Relations

    The prime ministers of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland meet for the first time in 43 years, a sign of improving relations.
  • Civil Rights Voting

    A federal grand jury in Mississippi indicts 18 men for violating the civil rights of the Schwerner, Goodman and Chaney, murdered in Mississippi in 1964.
  • jews in spain

    In Spain, Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jews to discuss legitimizing their communities.
  • viet cong

    A Viet Cong raid on a base in Pleiku , South Vietnam kills 8 Americans.
  • bomb north vietnam

    President Johnson orders more bombing in North Vietnam.
  • new flag in canada

    Canada acquires a new flag.
  • Malcom X Assassination

    In New York, Malcolm X is assassinated in front of 400 people. His assassins will be described as members of Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam.
  • Black Voting Rights

    Selma, Alabama, is a city of 29,500 people -- 14,400 whites and 15,100 blacks. Its voting rolls are 99 percent white and 1 percent black. With clubs and tear gas, state troopers attack a march for voting rights led by Martin Luther King. It is broadcast on television.
  • Marines arive

    In Vietnam, 3,500 U.S. Marines arrive -- the first ground force units from a foreign power since the war between the Vietnamese and the French.
  • Protest

    From California to Washington D.C., people demonstrate against the police action in Selma. Michigan's Governor George Romney leads a protest parade of 10,000. Demonstrators block rush-hour traffic in downtown Chicago's Loop. In Selma a second attempt to march is stopped. Later, three of the marchers on their way from a restaurant to a black church, pass through one of the poorer white neighborhoods. A white Unitarian-Universalist minister, James Reeb, is clubbed to the ground and goes in
  • jason reeb

    James Reeb dies. President Johnson sends flowers and a jet plane to return Mrs. Reeb to Boston. More demonstrations erupt across the country.
  • voting rights bill drafted

    President Johnson instructs his aides to draft a voting rights bill.
  • civil rights demonstration

    Mar 13 In Selma, civil rights demonstrators, including ministers and nuns, try to break through a police blockade. In the White House President Johnson meets with and scolds Alabama's slightly contrite governor, George Wallace. "The Negro," says Johnson, "is going to win his right to participate in his own government." Consider history's verdict," he tells Wallace. "You ought to be thinking of where you will stand in 1995, not 1965."
  • connection to reebs death

    Mar 14 In Selma, local lawmen arrest four men suspected of connection with Reeb's death.
  • attack on SNCC

    Mar 16 In Montgomery, Alabama, police attack 600 SNCC marchers.
  • martin luther king right to march

    Mar 18 A federal judge rules that Martin Luther King and the SCLC have a right to march, as originally intended, from Selma to the state capitol, Montgomery, to petition state government.
  • luther march from selma

    Mar 21 Martin Luther King leads 3,200 marchers from Selma to Montgomery.
  • campaign against hassan

    Mar 21- 23 Police in Casablanca, Morocco, attack students and workers campaigning against King Hassan II. The number killed is to be estimated at 1,500, according to the BBC more than thirty years later.
  • vietnam speech

    Apr 7 In a speech at John Hopkins University, President Johnson says the we fight in Vietnam "to live in a world where every country can shape its own destiny." He describes "the first reality" in Vietnam as North Vietnam having "attacked the independent nation of South Vietnam."
  • Civil War

    Apr 28 Civil war has erupted between the followers of deposed President Juan Bosch and the military junta that ousted him. President Johnson sends 42,000 Marines to protect U.S. citizens and prevent an alleged communist takeover.
  • Diplomatic Relations

    May 12 West Germany and Israel establish diplomatic relations.
  • Teach-In

    May 15 Professors from across the country stage a national teach-in in Washington DC. Television networks and major newspapers cover the event, and radio stations broadcast the proceedings to 122 campuses.
  • anti-war teach-in

    May 21-23 On the U.C. Berkeley campus, the Vietnam Day Committee runs an anti-war teach-in. Speakers include Dr. Benjamin Spock; socialist leader Norman Thomas; novelist Norman Mailer; the journalist I.F. Stone and Professor Staughton Lynd of Yale. Bertrand Russell sends a taped message.
  • morocco suspention

    Jun 7 King Hassan II suspends the Morocco's constitution and assumes all legislative and executive powers.
  • new power in vietnam

    Jun 18 Nguyen Cao Ky takes power in South Vietnam as Prime Minister. Nguyen Van Thieu is the official chief of state. It's the 10th government in South Vietnam in 20 months.
  • old friend

    Jun 19 In Algeria, President Ben Bella's old friend in the military, Houari Boumédienne, has grown disappointed with Ben Bella's dogmatism and authoritarianism. He leads a bloodless coup, ousting Ben Bella from power.
  • Japan And south korean ties

    Jun 22 Japan and South Korea renew ties with a Treaty of Basic Relations, signed in Tokyo.
  • Increase Forces

    Jul 2 President Johnson announces that he has ordered an increase in US military forces in Vietnam to 125,000. To accomplish this, the monthly draft call is raised from 17,000 to 35,000.
  • Medicare !

    Jul 30 President Johnson signs the Social Security Act into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.
  • No more cigerrettes !

    Aug 1 In Britain, advertising cigarettes on television is banned.
  • CBS Evening news

    Aug 5 In Vietnam, newsman Morley Safer covers U.S. Marines setting afire Vietnamese homes in the village of Cam Ne. His story is broadcast on CBS Evening News. Johnson is angry and believes that Safer must be a communist. He orders a security check, and, when learning that Safer is Canadian, he says, “Well, I knew he wasn’t an American.”
  • communist forces

    Aug 6 Chiang Kai-shek's plan to take back the mainland has been launched. Mainland communist forces sink two of his naval vessels, assigned to transport troops on a recon mission, and 200 are of his troops are lost.
  • voting rights act

    Aug 6 President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act into law.
  • singapore breaks away

    Aug 9 Singapore separates from the Federation of Malaysia, becoming a sovereign nation. Lee Kuan Yew is its prime minister.
  • los angeles riot begins

    Aug 11-17 In the community of Watts in Los Angeles a riot begins following a policeman pulling over a driver he suspects is intoxicated. Police send in squads to protect their fellow police, who act with ferocity. On the third day of the riots in Watts, 1,500 National Guardsmen arrive. They were too few, and 13,000 arrive. During the seven days of rioting, 34 people are killed, 1,100 people injured, 4,000 people arrested, and there is an estimated $100 million worth of damage.
  • shotto death ?

    Aug 20 In Haneville, Alabama, an Episcopal seminarian, Jonathan Daniels, on his way with some teenage blacks to buy a soda, at a store known to sell to blacks, is met at the door by a deputy sheriff with a shotgun who aims his gun and threatens to "blow their brains out." Daniels steps in front of the others and is shot to death. An all white jury will acquit the deputy of the charge against him: manslaughter.
  • anyone can go !

    Sep 28 Fidel Castro announces that anyone can leave for the United States.
  • Indonesian communists

    Oct 1 In Indonesia, Sukarno's military has fragmented into left-wing and right-wing camps, one camp close to Indonesia's Communist Party, the other anti-communist. Acting on a report that a coup is to be launched against President Sukarno, a group of leftist soldiers stage a pre-emptive coup. They kill three anti-communist generals, and a fourth escapes. Sukarno was not been warned of the move to support him and feels endangered.
  • anti communist accusations

    Oct 15 An anti-communist Jakarta newspaper has accused Chinese intelligence agents of having plotted and financed the leftist coup. Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia are being attacked. More than 5,000 members of Moslem organizations demonstrate, shouting "Crush the Communists." and "hang Aidit.”
  • Hells Angels

    Oct 16 In Berkeley a second march takes place. The Oakland police let members of a Motorcycle gang, the Hell's Angels, through their line. The march leaders order the marchers to sit down. A Hell's Angel shouts "Go back to Russia you f***ng communists." One kicks a marcher. The Berkeley police club the Hell's Angels back to Oakland. They club and arrest the Hell's Angel leader, Sonny Barger.
  • muslim vigilante groups

    Oct 24 Muslim vigilante groups are massacring anyone believed to be communist. This includes people in labor unions. President Sukarno complains that left-wing organizations are the "victims of false slander." He orders the army to "shoot to kill" to stop the massacres, but he is ignored.
  • amarican airlift

    Nov 6 Cuba and the United States agree on an American airlift of 3,000 to 4,000 emigrants from Cuba to the United States each month.
  • indonesian vigilantes

    Nov 22 In Indonesia, vigilantes with enemy-lists continue invading villages across Indonesia. Ethic Chinese continue to be associated with communism and are targeted. The army has captured Aidit and he is executed. Soon the U.S. ambassador to Indonesia, Andrew Gilchrist, will total the slaughter victims at 400,000. Sweden's ambassador will describe this as a “very serious under-estimate.”