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1968 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 452

  • May 25 BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Jim Stefanich
  • May 25 BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Dotty Fothergill
  • May 25 Gateway Arch in St Louis dedicated
  • May 27 The meeting of the Union Nationale des Étudiants de France (National Union of the Students of France) takes place. 30,000 to 50,000 people gather in the Stade Sebastien Charlety.
  • May 28 AL announces it is splitting into 2 divisions

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May 28 Senator Eugene McCarthy wins Democrate primary in Oregon

Politician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthy
Politician and Presidential Candidate
Eugene McCarthy
  • May 29 US Truth in Lending Act signed into law
  • May 29 UN resolves sanctions on white-minority-ruled Rhodesia
  • May 30 President De Gaulle disbands French parliament
  • May 30 University church in Leipzig, German DR, blown up
  • May 30 West German Parliament accepts emergency crisis law
  • Jun 2 Canadians must get government permission to export silver
  • Jun 3 Canada announces it will replace silver with nickel in coins
  • Jun 3 Poor Peoples March on Washington, D.C.

MurderAssassination Attempt

Jun 3 American radical feminist Valerie Solanas attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times. She is later diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and pleads guilty to "reckless assault with intent to harm", serving a 3 year sentence.

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol

Bobby Kennedy Gunned Down on Campaign TrailBobby Kennedy Gunned Down on Campaign Trail

Jun 5 Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan shoots Robert F. Kennedy three times, who dies the next day and wounds 5 others at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California

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Bobby Kennedy lays dying on the floor of the Ambassador Hotel. His killer, Sirhan Sirhan, was refused parole in 2016
Bobby Kennedy lays dying on the floor of the Ambassador Hotel. His killer, Sirhan Sirhan, was refused parole in 2016
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Jun 6 Senator Robert F. Kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • Jun 7 Sirhan Sirhan indicted for the assassination of US Senator Bobby Kennedy
  • Jun 7 The body of assassinated US Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York
  • Jun 8 Bermuda adopts its constitution

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Jun 8 James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., captured

Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. James Earl Ray
Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr.
James Earl Ray
  • Jun 8 New colonial constitution for Bermuda adopted
  • Jun 8 The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

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Jun 9 Yugoslav president Tito promises reforms

President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary Josip Broz Tito
President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary
Josip Broz Tito
  • Jun 10 AL games at Balt & Chicago postponed honoring Robert F. Kennedy
  • Jun 14 Off duty Dutch military permitted to wear regular clothing
  • Jun 14 "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" 2nd studio album by Iron Butterfly is released
  • Jun 17 Belgium government of Eyskens-Merlot forms
  • Jun 17 Ohio Express' "Yummy Yummy Yummy" goes gold
  • Jun 18 Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in sale and rental of housing
  • Jun 19 50,000 participate in Solidarity Day March of Poor People's Campaign
  • Jun 20 Austin Currie, then Nationalist Member of Parliament (MP) at Stormont, and other Irish civil rights activists, protest discrimination in the allocation of housing by 'squatting' (illegally occupying) in a house in Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

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Jun 21 US Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren announces he will resign once a successor is found

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren
  • Jun 24 Australia all out for 78 v England at Lord's
  • Jun 24 Deadline for redeeming silver certificate dollars for silver bullion
  • Jun 24 Jim Northrup hits 2 grand-slammers to help Tigers beat Cleve 14-3

  • Jun 24 Resurrection City in Washington, D.C. closed permanently
  • Jun 26 Executive Council decides both AL & NL to divide into 2 divisions

Victory in BattleRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima

Jun 26 Iwo Jima & Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US

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United States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima
United States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima
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  • Jun 27 Ludvik Vaculik publishes "Manifest of 2000 words" in Prague
  • Jun 28 Daniel Ellsberg indicted for leaking Pentagon Papers
  • Jun 30 East German Communist Party leader Walter Ulbricht receives "Order of October Revolution"
  • Jun 30 Gaullists win French parliamentary election, 358 of 458 seats
  • Jul 1 Fortuna Sittard soccer team forms in Sittard
  • Jul 1 US, Britain, USSR & 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
  • Jul 1 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Jul 1 The CIA's Phoenix Program is officially established.
  • Jul 1 Formal separation of the United Auto Workers from the AFL-CIO.
  • Jul 2 An El Al Israeli airliner is hijacked and diverted to Algeria by three armed members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
  • Jul 3 41°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in July
  • Jul 3 As part of a series of protests against housing conditions in Derry, the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) hold a sit-down protest on the newly opened second deck of the Craigavon Bridge in the city, Northern Ireland
  • Jul 4 Arthur Kopit's "Indians" premieres in London
  • Jul 4 Radio astronomy satellite Explorer 38 launched
  • Jul 5 "Manifest of 1000 words" published in Prague
  • Jul 6 Sacharov publishes "Manifest of 10,000 words"
  • Jul 7 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 8 Israeli-Egyptian artillery duel along Suez Canal
  • Jul 9 15.68" (39.83 cm) of rainfall, Columbus, Mississippi (state 24-hour record)
  • Jul 11 Start of Colin Cowdrey's 100th Test, 1st person to reach the milestone
  • Jul 12 Couve de Murville forms government in France
  • Jul 12 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 13 French government-Couve de Murville forms
  • Jul 14 Houston Astro Don Wilson strikes out 18, beats Reds 6-1
  • Jul 15 Commercial air travel begins between US & USSR
  • Jul 15 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 15 NJ Americans moved to Comack & become NY Nets (ABA)
  • Jul 17 Bloodless coup in Iraq led by General Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr

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Jul 18 The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • Jul 22 Sir John Newsome recommends public schools should take 50% of their intake from the state school system
  • Jul 23 Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt
  • Jul 23 PLO's 1st hijacking of an El Al plane
  • Jul 23 Race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 police officers killed

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Jul 25 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical "Humanae vitae (Of Human Life)" which rejects any artificial forms of birth control

Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI
  • Jul 27 Race Riot in Gary Indiana
  • Jul 29 Gram Parsons refuses to play with the Byrds in South Africa
  • Jul 29 Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption
  • Aug 1 Canada begins replacing silver with nickel in coins
  • Aug 1 Cleveland Metroparks begins operating Zoo (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Aug 1 The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.
  • Aug 2 35th Chicago College All-Star Game: Green Bay 34, All-Stars 17, 69,917 at Soldier Field
  • Aug 3 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Aug 8 Jarry Park is approved by Mayor Jean Drapeau for interim use by Expos
  • Aug 8 Race riot in Miami, Florida

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Aug 8 Republican convention in Miami Beach nominates Richard Nixon for president

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Aug 9 Yugoslav president Tito visits Prague
  • Aug 10 Race riot in Miami, Chicago & Little Rock
  • Aug 11 Fifteen Guinea Special - last main-line steam passenger train service in Britain. Selection of British Rail steam locomotives make a return 120-mile journey Liverpool to Carlisle, before having their fires dropped for the last time.
  • Aug 14 Montreal Expos officially become a member of NL
  • Aug 15 Pirate Radio Free London begins transmitting

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Aug 15 Romanian president Nicolae Ceausescu visits Prague

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • Aug 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • Aug 17 Dick Beyers (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne, to become NWA champ

Soviet UnionWarsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia

Aug 20 During the night 250,000 Soviet and Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia in response to the Prague Spring

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Crowds of protesters surround Soviet tanks during the first days of the invasion of Czechoslovakia
Crowds of protesters surround Soviet tanks during the first days of the invasion of Czechoslovakia
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  • Aug 20 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 21 After 5 years Soviet Union once again jams Voice of America radio

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Aug 21 Democratic Convention opens in Chicago, goes on to nominate Hubert Humphrey

US Vice President Hubert Humphrey
US Vice President
Hubert Humphrey
  • Aug 21 Marine James Anderson Jr is 1st African American to win Medal of Honor

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Aug 21 Warsaw Pact forces complete their invasion of Czechoslovakia by arresting the Czech leader Alexander Dubček and forcing him to sign the Moscow Protocols

Leader of Czechoslovakia Alexander Dubček
Leader of Czechoslovakia
Alexander Dubček
  • Aug 21 William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)
  • Aug 22 1st papal visit to Latin America, Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota to open a Eucharistic congress.

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