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1968
January 30th
The TET Offensive. During the Tet holidays the Viet Cong mounted a surprise attack that stunned both the US and South Vietnamese forces. The offensive failed, but the propaganda value was immense.
March 27th
Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was killed when his plane crashed in mysterious circumstances. Gagarin became the first man to go into space in Vostok 1, 12th April 1961.
March 31st
President Lyndon Johnson announced that he would not seek re-election as President of the United States.
April 4th
US Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
April 4th
Robert Kennedy, campaigning for President, spoke on the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., Indianapolis, IN, USA.
June 5th
Senator Robert Kennedy was shot and killed by an assassin. Kennedy's killer was Jordanian Sirhan Bassara Sirhan.
June 8th
Edward M. Kennedy delivered the eulogy for his brother Bobby, at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
August 20th
Revolution in Czechoslovakia was crushed by the Soviet military.
November.
Republican Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) became the first black woman elected to Congress.
November.
Republican Richard Nixon won the presidency by 515,777 votes in the 1968 election.
December 21st
The first manned lunar orbit. Frank Borman, James Lovell and Bill Anders crew of NASA's Apollo-Saturn 8 mission, which completed 10 orbits of the Moon on Christmas Eve.
 

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