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1965 World Events
January 4 President Johnson proclaims his "Great Society" during State of the Union address.
February 21 Malcolm X is assassinated in New York City.
March 7 The first of three attempted civil rights marches from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, dubbed "Bloody Sunday," ends in violence as local and state police attack marchers with billy clubs, tear gas, and bull whips.
March 8 First American combat troops land in Vietnam
March 18 Russian cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov becomes first man to walk in space
March 21-25 Martin Luther King, Jr. leads the third, and ultimately successful, civil rights march from Selma, Alabama to the capitol building in Montgomery.
April 11 The Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak, the deadliest in Indiana history (137 people killed), devastates six Midwestern states with 47 tornadoes over an eleven hour period
June 3 US astronaut Edward White becomes first American to walk in space
July 14 Mariner 4 takes the first pictures of Mars
July 30 President Johnson signs the Social Security Act into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid
August 6 President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act
August 11 Watts Riots begin in Los Angeles, California
October 28 The 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch in St. Louis is completed
November 19 The Northeast Blackout of 1965 leaves approximately 25 million in seven states and parts of Canada in the dark for up to twelve hours.
Births Princess Stephanie of Monaco (February 1)
Michael Dell (founder of Dell, Inc.) (February 23)
Deaths Winston Churchill
Malcolm X
King Farouk I of Egypt
Albert Schweitzer

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