Historical Events for February 1968

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1st - Former US VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for president
1st - Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers
1st - World trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi
1st - Saigon police chief Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executes Viet Cong officer Nguyễn Văn Lém with a pistol shot to head. The execution is captured by photographer Eddie Adams and becomes an anti-war icon.
2nd - Springer Publishers in West Berlin, bombed
4th - "Golden Rainbow" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 355 performances
4th - Bowie Kuhn replaces William Eckert as 5th commissioner of baseball
4th - Around 100 Indians and Pakistanis from Kenya arrive in Britain, escaping discrimination
5th - KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
5th - Skater Kees Verkerk wins olympic gold in the 1500m
5th - Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh begins.
5th - A fishing trawler from Hull sinks off the coast of Iceland
General Nguyễn Ngọc Loan summarily executes Viet Cong prisoner Nguyễn Văn LémGeneral Nguyễn Ngọc Loan summarily executes Viet Cong prisoner Nguyễn Văn Lém

6th - 10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France
6th - Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns US bombing of North Vietnam
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 6th - Former Pres Dwight Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one
6th - KESD TV channel 8 in Brookings, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
7th - Arthur Miller's "Price" premieres in NYC
7th - Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants falls
7th - WLED TV channel 49 in Littleton, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
8th - Officers kill 3 students demonstrating in SC State (Orangeburg)
8th - "Planet of the Apes" premieres in New York City
9th - Rotterdam metro opened by Princess Beatrix
10th - "Spooky" by Classics IV hits #3
10th - Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France
11th - Israeli-Jordan border fight
11th - Jeffrey Kramer survives 76-m jump, Wash Bridge, Hudson River NY
11th - Madison Square Garden III closes Madison Square Garden IV opens (NYC)
12th - 25th Golden Globes: In the Heat of the Night, Rod Steiger, & Edith Evans win
Playwright Arthur MillerPlaywright Arthur Miller 13th - US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam
14th - Pennsylvania Railroad/NYC Central merge into Penn Central
14th - WHKY TV channel 14 in Hickory, NC (IND) begins broadcasting
15th - Anaheim's Les Salvage scores 10, 3-pt baskets in ABA game vs Denver
15th - WVUT TV channel 22 in Vincennes, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
16th - US 1st 911 phone system went into service in Haleyville, Ala
16th - Elvis Presley receives gold record for "How Great Thou Art"
16th - Beatles George Harrison, John Lennon and their wifes fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
17th - Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Mass, opens
18th - 10,000 demonstrators against US in Vietnam War in West-Berlin
18th - 10th Winter Olympic games close at Grenoble, France
18th - Britain adopts year-round daylight savings time as a trial
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 18th - David Gilmour joins rock group Pink Floyd
19th - 1st US Teachers strike (Florida)
20th - State troopers used tear gas to stop demonstration at Alcorn A & M
21st - 150,000 demonstrate against leftist students in West Berlin
21st - Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000
22nd - Rock group Genesis release their 1st record "Silent Sun"
23rd - Wilt Chamberlain becomes 1st NBAer to score 25,000 points
24th - "Darling of the Day" closes at George Abbott NYC after 31 perfs
24th - Discovery of 1st pulsar announced (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish)
24th - Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games
24th - US troops reconquer Hue Vietnam
25th - 430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea
25th - Makarios re-elected president of Cyprus
NBA Legend Wilt ChamberlainNBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain 25th - 10th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough wins (143.251 MPH)
26th - Clandestine Radio Voice of Iraqi People (Communist) final transmission
28th - Pirate Radio Hauraki, off NZ, returns to the air
29th - 1st pulsar announced (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge)
29th - Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" wins Grammy
29th - Howard Hanson's 6th Symphony, premieres
29th - US end regular flights with nuclear bombs
29th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
29th - National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Comm) reports against racism & demands aid given to blacks

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