I’ve got birthdays on the brain this week and our list topic definitely reflects that. Let’s share 10 Headlines from the Year I Was Born! It was 1965 and here’s what was in the newspaper:
Yes, I have the local newspaper from the day I was born. My mom was a saver.
- Malcolm X Assassinated in Harlem.
- President Lyndon B. Johnson Announces Program to Create Medicare.
- Power Blackout in Canada and New York Affects Over 30 Million People.
- US Forces Authorized to Fight in Vietnam.
- 25,000 March on Washington to Protest War.
- Voting Rights Act Becomes Law.
- Watts Ghetto Riots Leave 34 Dead.
- Sir Winston Churchill Dead.
- Supreme Court Strikes Down Compulsory Anti-Birth Control Laws.
- Soviet Cosmonaut Leonov First Man to Float in Space.