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1964 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 332 of 332

  • Nov 17 British Labour Party installs weapon embargo against South Africa

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Nov 18 J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as "most notorious liar"

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

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Nov 21 Pope Paul VI signs 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council

Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI
  • Nov 21 Verrazano-Narrows suspension bridge opens in New York City, then the world's longest
  • Nov 24 Rebellion ends in Zaire
  • Nov 28 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • Nov 28 Mariner 4 launched; 1st probe to fly by Mars
  • Nov 29 Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English
  • Nov 30 USSR launches Zond 2 towards Mars; no data returned
  • Dec 1 Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to J. Edgar Hoover about his slander campaign

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Dec 2 Ringo Starr's tonsils are removed

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Dec 3 Police arrests 800 sit-in students at University of California at Berkeley
  • Dec 5 Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the Vietnam War for successfully repelling a large Viet Cong attack
  • Dec 6 "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" 1st airs on TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 6 President Antonio Segni of Italy resigns

Prime Minister of Italy Antonio Segni
Prime Minister of Italy
Antonio Segni

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 10 Nobel Peace Prize presented to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo, Norway

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 10 Dorothy Hodgkin is the first British woman to be awarded the Nobel prize in Chemistry for work on penicillin and vitamin B12

United Nations <b>Speech</b>United Nations Speech

Dec 11 Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech.

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara

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Dec 11 "Time" magazine calls Susan Sontag "one of Manhattan's brightest intellectuals" in a review of her groundbreaking essay "Notes on Camp"

Author Susan Sontag
Author
Susan Sontag

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Dec 13 In El Paso, Texas, LBJ & Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-Mexico border

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Dec 14 Michael Brown meets Renee Fladen, then writes "Walk Away Renee"
  • Dec 15 1st time 4 people in space
  • Dec 15 Canada's House of Commons votes 163 to 78 to approve the red Maple Leaf Flag
  • Dec 16 US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
  • Dec 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 20 Levi Eshkol forms 12th Israeli government
  • Dec 22 First flight of the US aircraft Lockheed SR-71, reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet)
  • Dec 23 India & Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed
  • Dec 26 Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley claim last victim

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Dec 30 Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice" premieres in NYC

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee
  • Dec 31 Donald Campbell (UK) sets world water speed record (276.33 mph)
  • Dec 31 Indonesia proclaims expelled from the UN

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