1966 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 372

  • Jul 12 10.51" (26.70 cm) of rainfall, Sandusky Ohio (state record)
  • Jul 12 Start of 3 day race riot in Chicago, looting brings out National Guardsmen
  • Jul 12 US Treasury announces it will buy mutilated silver coins at silver bullion price at Philadelphia & Denver mints
  • Jul 13 Richard Speck murders 8 nurses in Chicago
  • Jul 14 Richard Speck rapes & kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory
  • Jul 16 Number of banned persons in South Africa totals 936; the individuals are banned under various laws, most prominently the Suppression of Communism and Riotous Assembly Acts
  • Jul 16 Nigeria becomes the first Anglophone independent state in Africa to become an associate member of European Economic Community
  • Jul 17 Indians set club record by hitting 7 HR in 15-2 win over Detroit
  • Jul 17 Jim Ryun sets mile record (3m51s3)
  • Jul 18 Carl Sagan turns 1 billion seconds old
  • Jul 18 Gemini 10 launched (John Young & Michael Collins)
  • Jul 19 France performs nuclear Test at Fangataufa Island
  • Jul 19 Gov James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland (race riot)
  • Jul 21 Gemini X returns to Earth
  • Jul 21 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 23 Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens
  • Jul 23 Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"

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Jul 25 Mao Zedong swims the Yangtze River

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • Jul 25 Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
  • Jul 26 Lord Gardiner issues the Practice Statement in the House of Lords stating that the House is not bound to follow its own previous precedent
  • Jul 29 Nigerians chief of staff Jakubu Gowon makes coup
  • Jul 30 US airplanes bombs demilitarized zone in Vietnam
  • Aug 1 Charles Whitman wounds 31 & kills 16 at University of Texas
  • Aug 1 Yakubu Gowon becomes Nigerian Head of State after a military coup d'├ętat
  • Aug 2 Radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting
  • Aug 4 8th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games open in Kingston, Jamaica

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Aug 5 Martin Luther King Jr. stoned during Chicago march

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Aug 5 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 6 Salazarbrug over Tag opens (longest suspension bridge in Europe)
  • Aug 6 US citizens demonstrate against war in Vietnam
  • Aug 7 Race riot in Lansing Michigan
  • Aug 10 1st lunar orbiter launched by US
  • Aug 10 Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again
  • Aug 13 8th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games close in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Aug 14 1st US lunar orbiter begins orbiting Moon
  • Aug 15 Radio Free Asia (South Korea) begins radio transmission
  • Aug 17 NASA satellite Pioneer 7 launched into solar orbit
  • Aug 19 Earthquake strikes Varko Turkey: 2,400 killed
  • Aug 23 Lunar Orbiter 1 takes 1st photograph of Earth from Moon
  • Aug 24 USSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon
  • Aug 26 KLOC (now KCSO) channel 42 in Charlotte, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 27 Francis Chichester begins 1st solo sail around world
  • Aug 27 Race riot in Waukegan, Illinois
  • Aug 29 Dutch Internal minister Smallenbroek resigns after driving drunk
  • Sep 3 24th World SF Convention honors Gene Roddenberry
  • Sep 6 Race riot in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 7 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 8 The Severn Bridge is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II

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Sep 9 The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Sep 10 Neal Diamond's 1st chart song (Cherry Cherry)
  • Sep 11 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Sep 11 Johnny Miller becomes 1st Yank to hit a HR on his 1st at bat
  • Sep 12 Gemini XI (Charles Conrad & R Gordon) launched for 71-hour flight
  • Sep 12 Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor Mich begins teaching
  • Sep 13 Johannes Balthazar Vorster sworn in as premier of South Africa
  • Sep 15 First British nuclear ballistic missile submarine HMS Resolution launched
  • Sep 15 Dutch political party (D'66) forms
  • Sep 15 Gemini XI (Conrad/Gordon) returns to Earth
  • Sep 15 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.
  • Sep 19 Mike Burke named Yankees pres
  • Sep 20 US Surveyor B launched toward Moon; crashed Sept 23
  • Sep 21 Five inches of rain falls on NYC
  • Sep 21 Jimmy Hendrix changes spelling of his name to Jimi

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Sep 22 Edward Albee's "Delicate Balance" premieres in NYC

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee
  • Sep 22 Only 413 show up at a Yankee Stadium game
  • Sep 22 Surveyor 2 crashes on Moon
  • Sep 24 -30] Hurricane Inez, kills 293 in Caribbean, Florida & Mexico
  • Sep 24 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • Sep 25 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Cello Concert premieres in Moscow
  • Sep 26 "Staten Island" 1st icebreaker to enter SF bay
  • Sep 29 Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
  • Sep 29 Sandy Koufax pitches 3rd 300-strikeout season
  • Sep 29 The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.
  • Sep 30 Botswana (formerly Bechuanaland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Sep 30 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Oct 1 Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases "The Times"
  • Oct 1 West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatal injuries and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.
  • Oct 3 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected president
  • Oct 4 Dutch Cardinal Alfrink presents New Catechism
  • Oct 4 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Oct 4 Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Oct 6 Partial meltdown at Detroits's Fermi 1 nuclear reactor
  • Oct 6 LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is first declared illegal in state of California, other states follow.
  • Oct 8 Wyoming's Jerry DePoyster kicks 3 field goals over 50 yds (54, 54, 52)
  • Oct 13 173 US aircraft bomb North Vietnam
  • Oct 13 Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA
  • Oct 14 175 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam
  • Oct 14 Dutch government of Cals falls by motion of Schmelzer
  • Oct 15 Australia bans Troggs' "I Can't Control Myself" as "terribly obscene"
  • Oct 15 LBJ signs a bill creating US Department of Transportation
  • Oct 15 Black Panther Party created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale
  • Oct 16 Joean Baez & 123 other anti-draft protestors arrested in Oakland
  • Oct 19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 19 Yardbird 1st US tour (NYC)
  • Oct 21 116 children and 28 adults died as a coal waste heap slid and engulfed a school in Aberfan, South Wales
  • Oct 22 USSR launches Luna 12 for orbit around Moon
  • Oct 25 6 youths sentenced in "Johnson murderer!" in Amsterdam
  • Oct 26 First Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2
  • Oct 26 US aircraft carrier Oriskany catches fire at Gulf on Tonken, 43 die
  • Oct 27 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

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