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1967
January 27th
The first American deaths in the NASA space program when Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee were killed during a 'plugs out' dress rehearsal for a launch for Apollo-Saturn 1.
February 18th
US physicist Robert J. Oppenheimer died. Oppenheimer worked on the Manhattan Project during WWII. The project's success led to the Trinity test, and the bombs used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
April 24th
Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov was killed during the Soyuz 1 mission. The disaster happened during the re-entry.
June 5th
Israel and Arab states of Egpyt, Jordan and Syria clashed in the 'Six-Day War' in the Middle East. Israel's pre-emptive strike and swift victory captures huge amounts of land including the Sinai, Golan Heights, the West Bank including Jerusalem.
June 17th
Communist China exploded their first Hydrogen bomb.
July.
SIx weeks after the outcome of the 'Six-Day War' in the Middle East, the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) was formed to oppose the Jewish state of Israel.
July.
Riots broke out in Newark, NJ and Detroit, MI, USA. The riots killed 66 and injuried 3,500; fires, violence and looting left more than 5,000 people homeless.
October 2nd
Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as first Black African-American justice on the Supreme Court.
October 5th
NASA astronaut Clifton Williams was killed near Tallahassee, Florida, in the crash of a T-38 jet. He served as back-up pilot for the Gemini 10 mission.
 
South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the first human heart transplant in Cape Town, South Africa.
 
The King Constantine II of Greece was deposed and went into exile.
 
Englishman Francis Charles Chichester sailed solo around the world in the 'Gipsy Moth IV', during 1966, and completed the voyage in 1967.
 

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