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1964
January 8th
In a speech to Congress, President Johnson reaffirmed President Kennedy's goal of putting a man on the Moon by the end of the decade.
March 29th
Malcolm X warned of "the Ballot or the Bullet" in a speech in Washington Heights, New York, USA.
June 29th
Congress passed the 1964 Civil-Rights bill outlawing discrimination in voting procedures, jobs, and public accommodations.
August 2nd
'Gulf Of Tonkin' incident. Vietnamese torpedo boats opened fire on the US destroyer USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin. US forces responded.
August 3rd
Tensions grow in the Gulf of Tonkin as US forces were said to be under attack from North Vietnamese torpedo boats. No attack occurred.
August 4th
In response to the 'non-attack' President Johnson ordered US forces to attack North Vietnamese naval bases. This became the first US bombings of the Vietnam war.
August 4th
Three civil-rights workers that were reported missing in Mississippi were found buried in an unmarked grave.
August 7th
'Tonkin Gulf Resolution' was passed in the US Congress. It became the nearest act of a declaration of war by the United States on North Vietnam.
October 12th
Khrushchev was ousted from power, Brezhnev ascended.
October 16th
Communist China detonated their first atomic bomb.
 

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