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Transcript of William Stevens
January 1, Pope Paul VI announced his Apostolic Constitution ( Indulgentiarum Doctrina ). He also established this day as World Peace Day.
January 3, Jack Ruby (55), the man who shot accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, died in a Dallas Hospital.
January 4, Mohamed Khider was a Algerian politician. Mohamed was one of the original leaders of the Front de liberation national.
January 6, 16,000 us and 14,000 South Vietnamese troops started their biggest attack on the Iron Triangle, Northwest of Saigon. They launched operation Deck house V, an offense in the Mekong River delta.
January 10, National Educational Television (foreigner of Public Broadcasting Service) operated as a true network for the first time as it carried president Johnson's State of the Union Address.
Jan 12, HAL, the Heuristically Programmed Algorithmic Computer, from the 1968 Arthur C. Clark and Stanley Kubrick movie/book, became operational at the HAL plant in Urbana, Illinois.
Jan 13, In Togo Lt. Col. Etienne Eyadama (29) led an army coup and overthrew Pres. Grunitzky. Eyadama suspended the constitution and instituted direct military rule.
Jan 14, The great Human Be-In was held in Golden Gate Park and drew national attention to the Haight-Ashbury scene. Allen Cohen, editor of a paper called the Oracle, came up with the idea. It was here that Timothy Leary proclaimed "Turn on, Tune in, Drop out." At the Gathering of the Tribes Allen Ginsberg is credited with coining the term "Flower Power."
Other changes included the deletion of the horizontal grille bars, the deletion of the F-O-R-D letters at the front of the hood, simplification of the quarter panel ornament, and many safety features. Due to increasing governmental regulations, the 1968 Mustang now included front and rear side marker lights, folding, flush mounted interior door pulls, and an energy absorbing steering column. There were several "region specific" models offered from various dealers. Two of the most noteable were the California Special, and the High Country Special. Total production for 1968 was 317,404 units
Robert F. Kennedy
Robert Francis Kennedy, commonly known as "Bobby" or by his initials RFK, was an American politician from Massachusetts. He served as a Senator form New York from 1965 to 1968.