Taking Back Our Stolen History
HISTORY HEIST
1965

1965

The war in Vietnam continues to worsen as whatever the Americans do, including major bombing of North Vietnam, they continue to lose more men as every command had to be approved by the communist UN. Anti-War movement grows and on November 13th, 35,000 march on Washington as a protest against the war. There is also civil unrest with rioting, looting and arson in Los Angeles. This was also the first year mandated health warnings appeared on cigarette packets and smoking became a no no. The latest craze in kids toys was the Super Ball and The Skate Board. Fashions also changed as women’s skirts got shorter men’s hair grew longer as the The miniskirt makes its appearance. The word Hypertext is created to describe linking in early computer systems and computer networking. The St Louis Arch is completed and The Beatles release 4 new albums including “Help”.

Mary Quant designed Northeast blackout including parts of Canada and U.S. North East; Mini Skirt appears in London; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads civil rights march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery; The Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote becomes law; Operation Rolling Thunder Launched In Vietnam.

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The Mysterious Death of TV Personality and Courageous Journalist, Dorothy Kilgallen, who Was Investigating the JFK Assassination

The Mysterious Death of TV Personality and Courageous Journalist, Dorothy Kilgallen, who Was Investigating the JFK Assassination

Dorothy Kilgallen was one of the most powerful voices in America. She had a role on the popular TV show, “What’s My Line,” and she was a journalist and author who wrote an insightful gossip column. She especially loved covering high profile murder trials. In fact, she singlehandedly caused Sam Shepard’s murder conviction to be overturned by the US Supreme Court. More important, she was excellent ...
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Johnson Signs Medicare into Law

Johnson Signs Medicare into Law

The name "Medicare" was originally given to a program providing medical care for families of individuals serving in the military as part of the Dependents' Medical Care Act, which was passed in 1956. President Dwight D. Eisenhower held the first White House Conference on Aging in January 1961, in which creating a health care program for social security beneficiaries was proposed. In July 1965, under the ...
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Life Magazine's “Drama of Life Before Birth” was Published

Life Magazine’s “Drama of Life Before Birth” was Published

The editors of Life magazine documented life in the womb in a 1965 cover story featuring a vivid and unforgettable photo display. “Drama of Life Before Birth” was published eight years before the justices struggled with the concept of life’s beginnings. The non-profit Liberty Counsel, which regularly defends the life of the unborn in court, pointed out the feature was “an unprecedented photographic feat for the 1960s” that ...
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Paul Harvey's Gives his Popular Speech "If I Were the Devil..." on ABC Radio

Paul Harvey’s Gives his Popular Speech “If I Were the Devil…” on ABC Radio

This speech was broadcast by legendary ABC Radio commentator Paul Harvey on  April 3, 1965: If I were the Devil . . . I mean, if I were the Prince of Darkness, I would of course, want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. I would have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I ...
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Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov became Famous after Performing the World's First Walk in Space

Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov became Famous after Performing the World’s First Walk in Space

On March 18, 1965, Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov became famous after performing the world's first walk in space. "Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-vehicular Activity" is on view at the Museum in Washington, DC January 8 through June 8, 2015. See the exhibition online at http://airandspace.si.edu/eva ...
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Malcolm X is Assassinated, Orchestrated by US Intelligence

Malcolm X is Assassinated, Orchestrated by US Intelligence

Malcolm X died from assassins’ bullets on February 21, 1965, at the age of 39. By that time, Malcolm X had started a non-religious activist group that worked with Martin Luther King, Jr, and collaborated with African presidents. His legacy inspired many activist organizations. U.S. Intelligence used similar tactics and personnel to target him as they used against MLK, the Black Panthers, and others. Closer scrutiny ...
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