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Events in 1965:

Births: Deaths:
Brook Shields Malcom X, assasinated in Harlem
Michael Dell, Founder of Dell Computer Winston Churchill
Robert Downey, Jr. Nat King Cole
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, suspected military head of al-Qaeda T.S. Eliot
Sandra Bullock Adlai Stevenson
Shania Twain Stan Laurel
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• A new red and white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada
• Palm Sunday: 51-tornado outbreak in six Midwestern states killing 256
• Lyndon Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 establishing Medicare and Medicaid
• Fidel Castro announces that everybody who wants can immigrate to USA
• St. Louis, MO: The 630-foot tall parabolic Gateway Arch is completed.
• The Rolling Stones fined £5 for urinating against a wall of a London gas station
• The Beatles play Shea Stadium
• Health warnings on cigarette packs required in the USA
• Charles De Gaulle re-elected as French president
• CIA and Department of Defense begin Project MKSEARCH, a program to develop a capability to manipulate human behavior through the use of mind-altering drugs.
• Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and more than 2,600 others arrested in Selma, AL
• Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonovperforms the first spacewalk (Mar. 18)
• Edward White II becomes the first American to walk in space (June 3)
• Lyndon Johnson proclaims his “Great Society”
• The first US combat troops arrive in Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers are in Vietnam.
• U.S. begins regular bombings of North Vietnamese cities and towns
• Vietnam War: The Battle of the Ia Drang takes place, the first major engagement between US troops and NVA.
• Anti-Vietnam War student group (NCCEWV) stages first public burning of draft cards in the United States
• Federal debt: $322.3 billion
• Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.05
• The 1960 Census for Appleton: Population 48,000; in 2005 Appleton's population is 211,300
• National Football League Champions: Green Bay 23, Cleveland 12
• Bill Cosby, starring in I Spy, becomes the first African American to headline a television show.
• Sony introduces the Betamax home video tape recorder
• Miss America: Vonda Kay Van Dyke (AZ)
• Musical careers begin for the Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, The Byrds, Burt Bacharach and Jefferson Airplane

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