Events in History in 1968 (Part 3)

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  • Nov 14 "National Turn in Your Draft Card Day" features draft card burning
  • Nov 14 First European lung transplant
  • Nov 14 Yale University announces it is going co-educational
  • Nov 16 The Derry Citizens Action Committee defies a ban on marches in Derry, Northern Ireland, by marching with an estimated 15,000 people
  • Nov 17 Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos
  • Nov 18 Soviets recover the Zond 6 spacecraft after a flight around the moon
  • Nov 19 Military coup in Mali, president Modibo Keita flees
  • Nov 20 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Historic Event

Nov 22 Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, announced a package of reform measures granting concessions to the Catholic minority, in response to protest movement

  • Nov 22 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Historic Event

Nov 30 A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Armagh is stopped by Royal Ulster Constabulary because of the presence of a Loyalist counter demonstration led by Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting

  • Dec 1 Gonzalo Barrios, Venezuelan presidential candidate
  • Dec 4 Following a civil rights march in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, there is a violent clash between Loyalists and those who are taking part in the march
  • Dec 6 PBA National Championship won by Wayne Zahn
  • Dec 7 Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2 launched into Earth orbit
  • Dec 7 Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandfather took out in 1823 from the University of Cincinnati

Historic Invention

Dec 9 In “The Mother of All Demos" Douglas Engelbart demonstrates the computer system NLS (oN-Line System) to a live audience in San Francisco. Shows for the first time, the mouse, word processing, windows, hypertext links, video conferencing, real-time collaboration, and other modern computing concepts. [1]

  • Dec 9 The Derry Citizen's Action Committee (DCAC) calls for a halt to all marches and protests for a period of one month
  • Dec 10 Japan's biggest heist, the still-unsolved "300 million yen robbery", occurs in Tokyo.
  • Dec 11 Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill sacks Home Affairs Minister, William Craig
  • Dec 11 US Soccer Football Association refuses to let NASL disband
  • Dec 12 Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill receives overwhelming support from Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs) at Stormont
  • Dec 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 13 Brazilian President Da Costa e Silva issues Ato Institucional Número Cinco degree
  • Dec 16 Official revocation of the Edict of Expulsion of Jews from Spain at Second Vatican Council
  • Dec 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh, Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 20 Learie Constantine becomes UK's first person of African descent to be named a life peer (to sit in the House of Lords) in the Crown's New Year's Honours list [1]
  • Dec 20 The People's Democracy (PD) announce that its members will undertake a protest march from Belfast to Derry beginning 1 January 1969
  • Dec 20 The Zodiac Killer murders teenagers Betty Lou Jenson and David Faraday while on their first date together in Vallejo, California [1]

Historic Expedition

Dec 21 Apollo 8: 1st manned Moon voyage launched with Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders

  • Dec 23 1st US case of space motion sickness
  • Dec 23 82 members of US intelligence ship Pueblo released by North Korea
  • Dec 23 Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders become the 1st men to orbit the Moon
  • Dec 24 Apollo 8 astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis
  • Dec 25 42 Dalits are burned alive in Kilavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, India, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit labourers
  • Dec 25 Frank Borman's Christmas reading while orbiting the Moon
  • Dec 26 Arab terrorists in Athens fire on El Al plane, kills 1
  • Dec 26 Jay Allens "Forty Carats" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 27 Apollo 8 returns to Earth
  • Dec 27 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Dec 28 Israeli assault on Beirut Airport
  • Dec 29 Israeli commandos destroy 13 Lebanese airplanes
  • Dec 30 -48°F (-44°C), Mazama & Winthrop, Washington (state record)
  • Dec 31 1st supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144)