Thursday, December 09, 2004

Hippy Movement

Hippy Timeline
Here are some of the more important events of the 1960s-1970s. They include the antecedents and descendants of the hippy movement, the civil rights, anti-war, women's and environmental movements. The psychedelic and the protest movements were greatly enhanced by the revolution in music, so we've included some influential music milestones.

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January - Bob Dylan, age 19 plays at the Wha in Greenwich Village and visits Woody Guthrie in the Hospital
Jan - Civil rights demonstrations in Atlanta
Feb 13 - France becomes the fourth nuclear power
Mar 15 - Lunch-counter sit-ins spread to 15 cities in 5 southern states
May 6 - Civil Rights Act of 1960 signed by Eisenhower
July - Sidney Cohen's survey of 5,000 individuals who had taken LSD 25,000 times concludes it is safe
Aug 9 - Timothy Leary, 39, tries psilocybin mushrooms in Cuernavaca
Aug 10 - Antarctic Treaty creates peaceful scientific preserve
Nov - JFK elected president.
Nov - Eisenhower warns the nation about the "Military-Industrial Complex" and its power.
Nov 9 - Brian Epstein first sees the Beatles.
Dec - Birth Control Pills go on sale in the US.
Jan 17 - Eisenhower warns of increasing power of "military-industrial complex"
Feb 1 - Four black students arrested at whites only lunch counter in Greensboro S. Carolina
Feb 18 - Bertrand Russell, 89, leads march of 20,000 & sit-down of 5,000 anti-nuke outside U.K. Defense Ministry and is jailed for 7 days
Mar - Richard Alpert (Ram Dass) takes psilocybin as part of the Harvard Project
Mar 1 - John Kennedy initiates 17 billion dollar nuclear missile program, increases military aid to Indochina & announces creation of the Peace Corps
Apr 11 - Bob Dylan's first billed performance at Gerde's Folk City
Apr 12 - Yuri Gagarin of the USSR is the first man in space
Apr 25 - Bay of Pigs, Cuba U.S. planned invasion is defeated by Castro
May 4 - Freedom Riders leave DC for a southern tour to test integration in bus stations
May 28 - Amnesty International Founded
July - Ban The Bomb Demonstrations start worldwide
July 19 - First Telstar Satellite Live TV Transmission across the Atlantic
Aug 13 - East German border guards begin construction of Berlin Wall
Sept 15 - U.S. starts underground nuclear testing
Oct 6 - President Kennedy advises Americans to build fallout shelters

Feb 16 - Boston SANE & fledgling SDS hold first anti-nuclear march on Washington with 4000-8000 protesters
Apr 25 - U.S. resumes atmospheric nuclear testing after 3 year moratorium
Sept - Timothy Leary founds International Foundation for Internal Freedom (IFIF) to promote LSD research & publish The Psychedelic Review.
Oct 22 - Cuban Missile Crisis - Soviet missile bases in Cuba, Kennedy orders naval blockade.

Jan - Alabama Gov. Wallace's "Segregation Forever" speech at inauguration
Apr 3 - SCLC & volunteers stage sit-in in Birmingham, Alabama
Apr 12 - Martin Luther King & Ralph Abernathy go to jail in Birmingham
Jun 11 - JFK Proposes the Civil Rights Bill
Jun 12 - Civil rights leader Medgar Evers assassinated.
July - Timothy Leary hosts Freedom House groups in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Dominica & then Antigua
July - Newport Folk Festival July 26-28, includes Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs and Pete Seeger
Aug 5 - First Nuclear Test Ban Treaty signed
Aug 28 - Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech, Wash DC Civil Rights March 1963, 200,000 attend
Aug 30 - U.S. -Soviet Hotline installed
Sept - Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, and other Harvard alumni LSD researchers move to the Hitchcock's estate in Millbrook, New York.
Sept 24 - Nuclear Test Ban Treaty ratified by Senate
Oct 10 - Nuclear Test Ban Treaty takes effect
Oct 13 - Beatles on TV at London Palladium. 15 million get to see them perform "She Loves You" and "Twist and Shout".
Nov 22 - JFK Assassinated in Dallas, Texas, LBJ sworn in
Nov 22 - Aldous Huxley dies while tripping on LSD (intentionally!)
Nov 24 - LBJ escalates the Vietnam War
Nov 29 - Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" Released

Jan 8 - LBJ declares "War on Poverty" in State of the Union address
Jan 11 - U.S. Surgeon General declares cigarettes cause lung disease
Jan 30 - New military junta takes over in South Vietnam
Feb 7 - Beatles arrive in New York to 10,000 screaming fans
Feb 9 - Beatles first appear on Ed Sullivan Show, 74 million people watch, the largest audience in the history of television.
Apr 23 - Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl
May - Bob Dylan's first visit to England, meets The Beatles & Rolling Stones; turns The Beatles on to marijuana.
July - Millbrook LSD sessions with Timothy Leary
July - Ken Kesey's First Magic Bus Trip to NY
July 2 - LBJ signs US Civil Rights Act: public facilities opened to all
July 18 - Race riot in Harlem, NY
July 23 - Senate passes $947 million antipoverty bill
Aug - Ken Kesey & his Merry Pranksters visit Timothy Leary & Richard Alpert at Millbrook.
Aug - Beatles first U.S. tour: 25 North American cities.
Aug 4 - Three missing civil rights workers found dead in Mississippi
Aug 11 - Beatles' A Hard Day's Night movie released
Aug 20 - LBJ signs anti-poverty program
Aug 23 - Beatles Hollywood Bowl concert
Aug 28 - Race riots in Philadelphia
Aug 31 - LBJ signs food stamp bill
Oct 14 - Martin Luther King Jr. wins Nobel Peace Prize
Dec 10 - Martin Luther King awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Time Mag calls young people "generation of conformists"
Jan 4 - President Johnson outlines "Great Society"
Feb - Martin Luther King Jr. and 770 other protesters arrested in Selma, Alabama for picketing county courthouse to end discrim voting rights
Feb 8 - U.S. starts bombing North Vietnam
Feb 18 - Sect. of Defense Robert McNamara calls for nationwide network of bomb shelters
Feb 21 - Malcolm X shot and killed
Mar 3 - Owsley starts LSD factory, making large quantities of acid available for the first time
Mar 6 - First American soldier officially sets foot on Vietnam battlefields
Mar 7 - Alabama state troopers attack 525 civil rights workers as they prepare to march
Mar 8 - 3,500 Marines land to protect Da Nang air base
Mar 16 - Quaker Alice Herz, 82, immolates self in Detroit in protest of the Vietnam war
Mar 16 - Police break-up demonstration of 600 in Montgomery, Alabama
Mar 17 - 1,600 people demonstrate at Montgomery, Alabama courthouse
Mar 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. leads march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama joined by 25,000 marchers
Mar 24 - SDS organizes first Vietnam War teach-in at Univ. of Michigan
3000 show up
Mar 25 - Civil rights worker shot and killed by KKK in Alabama
Mar 28 - Martin Luther King calls for boycott of Alabama on TV
Apr - 25,000 U.S. troops stationed in Vietnam
Apr 2 - Ken Kesey busted for marijuana first time
Apr 17 - SDS leads first anti-Vietwar march in Washington. 25,000 attend including Phil Ochs, Joan Baez and Judy Collins
Jun 11 - Beatles awarded the MBE by the Queen
July 8 - Chicago school integration protests
July 10 - Rolling Stones' I Can't Get No Satisfaction #1
July 24 - Bob Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone enters charts
July 25 - Dylan goes Rock at Newport Folk Festival
July 30 - LBJ signs Medicare bill
Aug - Ken Kesey meets Hunter Thompson who introduces the Hells Angels to the Merry Pranksters; Alan Ginsberg & Richard Alpert are at the party.
Aug 11 - Major race riot (6 days) in Watts, leaves 35 dead
Aug 13 - Nat'l Guard enters Watts riots in L.A.
Aug 14 - Sonny and Cher release "I Got You Babe"
Aug 23 - Premiere of Beatles' Help!
Aug 31 - Burning draft cards becomes illegal
Sept 5 - San Francisco writer Michael Fallon applies the term "hippie" to the SF counterculture in an article about the Blue Unicorn coffeehouse where LEMAR (Legalize Marijuana) & the Sexual Freedom League meet, & hippie houses.
Sept 25 - “Eve of Destruction”, sang by Barry McGuire top of the charts
Oct 1 - Anti-pollution bill sets emission standards for cars
Oct 16 - 100,000 anti-war protesters nationwide in 80 cities
Nov - "Unsafe at Any Speed" about the automobile industry's disregard for safety, published by Ralph Nader.
Nov 22 - Bob Dylan marries Sarah Lowndes & moves to Woodstock, N.Y.
Dec 25 - Timothy Leary busted for pot at the Mexican border

Jan 3 - The Psychedelic Shop head shop opens on Haight Street, S.F.
Jan 14 - March on Atlanta to protest ouster of Julian Bond
Jan 17 - B52 collides, drops 4 10-megaton H bombs on Spain, none explode, cover-up follows
Jan 20 - Ken Kesey busted again with Mountain Girl on the roof.
Jan 21 - First light show, Grateful Dead, 10,000 people in S.F.
Feb 19 - Jefferson Airplane and Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin perform at the Fillmore
Mar 3 - GI Bill grants veterans rights to education, housing, health and jobs
Mar 11 - Timothy Leary sentenced in Texas to 30 years for trying to cross into Mexico with a small amount of marijuana
Mar 25 - Anti-Vietnam war protests in NY bring out 25,000 on 5th Ave. Other protests in 7 US cities and 7 foreign cities.
Apr - FBI releases file on LSD, drug gets bad press
Apr - 30 Mississippi blacks build tent city under President Johnson's window to protest housing conditions in their state
Apr - Discotheques are the rage in NY and LA. Andy Warhol puts on light shows
Apr 7 - Sandoz stops supplying LSD to researchers
Apr 12 - NY Stock Exchange hit with anti-war leaflets
Apr 16 - Timothy Leary busted at Millbrook by G. Gordon Liddy & FBI for possession of marijuana
May 15 - Antiwar demonstration in D.C., 10,000 attend
July 29 - Bob Dylan's motorcycle accident
Aug 5 - Lennon says Beatles more popular than Jesus
Aug 18 - Red Guard begins to wipe out western influence in China
Sept - George Harrison goes to India for 6 weeks to study sitar with Ravi Shankar.
Sept - Timothy Leary holds press conference at NY Advertising Club announcing formation of a psychedelic religion - League for Spiritual Discovery ("Turn on, tune in, drop out") & starts nightly presentations at the Village Theater.
Nov 5 - Walk for Love and Peace and Freedom: 10,000 + in New York City
Dec - Cream's first album: Fresh Cream released. Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker.

Jan 14 - Gathering of the Tribes, First Human Be-In, 20,000, S.F.
Jan 27 - US, USSR, UK sign treaty banning nuclear weapons in space
Feb - 25,000 US troops sent to Cambodian border
Feb - Beatles release Strawberry Fields Forever, Penny Lane, Michelle, Yesterday
Mar - Scientist report LSD causes chromosome damage (never validated).
Mar - The Berkeley Barb starts the smokable banana rumor (based upon Donovan's song "Mellow Yellow")
Mar 3 - Alice B. Toklas dies
Mar 18 - First U.S. supertanker wreck. Torrey Canyon spills 90,000 tons of oil onto English shores
Mar 26 - Be-In at Central Park in NY. 10,000 attend
Apr 5 - Grayline starts hippie tours of Haight/Ashbury
Apr 10 - Vietnam Week starts. Draft card burnings and anti-draft demonstrations
Apr 15 - Anti-Vietnam War protest. 400,000 march from Central Park to UN. Speeches by Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael and Dr. Benjamin Spock
May - Paul McCartney announces that all the Beatles have "dropped acid."
May 19 - First U.S. air strike on Hanoi
May 20 - Flower Power Day in NYC 1967
Jun 2 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album by the Beatles released.
Jun 16 - Monterey Pop Festival
Jun 21 - Summer Solstice Party in Golden Gate Park
Jun 25 - Beatles sing "All You Need Is Love" on TV 1967
Jun 30 - 448,400 US troops now in Vietnam
July - The Summer of Love in San Francisco
July - Summer of Rioting in the US. Blacks take to the streets in Chicago, Brooklyn, Cleveland and Baltimore
July 1 - Sgt. Pepper hits #1
July 11 - Newark riots start long hot summer
July 24 - 43 Die in Detroit rioting, worst in U.S. history
July 26 - H. Rap Brown arrested for inciting a riot in Maryland
July 29 - Door's Light My Fire and Procol Harem's Whiter Shade of Pale vie for #1
Aug 26 - Jimi Hendrix's "Are You Experienced" hits the charts
Aug 27 - Beatles in India with Maharishi informed of Brian Epstein's death
Sept - Richard Alpert meets Bhagwan Dass at the Blue Tibetan in Katmandu, stays in India & follows him until he meets his guru.
Sept 15 - Donovan performs at the Hollywood Bowl
Oct 3 - Woody Guthrie dies
Oct 8 - Che Guevarra killed in Bolivia by US-trained troops
Oct 12 - Big Brother and the Holding Company's Cheap Thrills with Janis Joplin at top of LP charts.
Oct 20 - Seven KKK members convicted of conspiracy in 1964 murders of three civil rights worker
Oct 21-22 - Anti-war protesters storm the Pentagon
Oct 21 - "Diggers" exorcise the Pentagon. 35,000 Demonstrate, 647 arrested
Oct 26 - Draft deferments eliminated for those who violate draft laws or interfere with recruitment
Nov 14 - Air Quality Act provides $428 million to fight air pollution
Nov 20 - National Commission on Product Safety established
Dec - Beatles release "Magical Mystery Tour"
Dec - 486,000 American troops in Vietnam, of the 15,000 killed to date, 60% died in 1967.
Dec - "Stop the Draft" movement organized by 40 antiwar groups, nationwide protests ensue.
Dec 5 - 1000 antiwar protesters try to close NYC induction center. 585 arrested including Allen Ginsberg and Dr. Benjamin Spock
Dec 5 - Beatles open Apple Shop in London
Dec 8 - Otis Redding records "Dock of the Bay"
Dec 10 - Otis Redding dies in plane crash
Dec 22 - Owsley busted, stops making acid
Dec 31 - Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Paul Krassner, Dick Gregory, & friends pronounce themselves "Yippies"

Jan 16 - Youth International Party (Yippies) founded
Jan 18 - Eartha Kitt visiting LBJ at White House speaks out against the war
Jan 22 - B-52 carrying H-bomb crashes in Greenland
Jan 23 - USS Pueblo seized by Korea
Jan 31 - Viet Cong launch Tet Offensive
Feb - Timothy Leary evicted from Millbrook house
Feb - Beatles go to India to visit Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at Rishikesh on the Ganges river. Mia Farrow, Donovan follow.
Feb 8 - George Wallace announce candidacy for President on law and order platform
Mar 12 - Eugene McCarthy wins 42% of New Hampshire vote in presidential primary
Mar 16 - My Lai massacre 200 - 500 Vietnamese villagers killed
Mar 16 - Robert F. Kennedy announces candidacy for President
Mar 31 - LBJ announces decision not to run again and offers partial Vietnam bombing halt
Apr 4 - Martin Luther King shot and killed in Memphis
Apr - The week following Martin Luther King Jr.'s murder sees black uprisings in 125 cities across the U.S.
Apr 6 - Oakland Police ambush Black Panthers. Eldridge Cleaver arrested with a bullet-shattered leg. Bobby Hutton shot and killed.
Apr 8 - Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs established (DEA)
Apr 11 - LBJ signs civil rights bill banning housing discrimination
Apr 11 - Major call-up of reserves for duty in Vietnam
Apr 14 - Love-in at Malibu Canyon, Calif.
Apr 15 - Start of Spring Mobilization against the Vietnam war
Apr 23 - SDS lead students take over 5 buildings at Colombia Univ for a week. 700 arrested
Apr 24 - 300 Black students occupy admin. building at Boston Univ. demanding black studies and financial aid
Apr 25 - Paul Horn records in the Taj Mahal
Apr 29 - The rock musical HAIR opened on Broadway at the Biltmore Theater
May 10 - Vietnam peace talks begin in Paris
Jun 3 - Andy Warhol shot by woman
Jun 5 - Bobby Kennedy assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan moments after winning California primary.
Jun 14 - Dr. Benjamin Spock convicted of conspiracy to abet draft evasion
July 1 - Nuclear nonproliferation treaty signed by 61 nations
Aug 1 - 541,000 U.S. Troops in Vietnam
Aug 8 - Nixon and Agnew nominated during Miami riots
Aug 20 - Soviets invade Czechoslovakia
August 25-29 - Democratic Convention in Chicago demonstrations & police riot 10,000 +/- demonstrators vs. 11,000 Chicago police; 6,000 National Guard; 7,500 U.S. army troops; and 1,000 FBI, CIA & other services agents (Humphrey nominated on platform supporting the war)
Aug 28 - Humphrey and Muskie nominated amid violent antiwar protests in Chicago. Bystanders and press also beaten by police
Oct 18 - John & Yoko Busted
Nov - First "Whole Earth Catalog" published by Stewart Brand.
Nov 5 - Nixon elected President, Spiro T. Agnew, VP
Nov 6 - Student Strike at SF State

Jan 28 - Santa Barbara, Ca. oil well blowout
Feb - Massive strike at U.C. Berkeley for ethnic studies
Feb 11 - 200 students smash computers with axes & set computer center on fire during sit-in protesting prof's racism at St. George Williams College, Montreal
Feb 13 - 33 students arrested at admin bldg sit-in at Univ of Mass.
Feb 18 - Students seize building and boycott started at Howard University
Feb 24 - Students occupy Admin bldg at Penn State
Feb 27 - Police charge student picket lines, club and arrest two Chicano leaders at U.C. Berkeley
Feb 27 - Thousands rampage thru nine buildings at U of Wisconsin, Madison over black enrollments
Mar 12 - Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman
Mar 20 - John & Yoko fly to Gibraltar, get married then fly to Amsterdam for one week "lie-in" for peace
Mar 20 - James Earl Ray sentenced to 99 years for murder of Martin Luther King Jr.
Apr - 543,000 US troops now in Vietnam
Apr 4 - Smothers Brothers tv show canceled because it is too controversial
Apr 9 - 300 Harvard students led by SDS seize Univ Hall and evict eight deans
Apr 10 - Police called into Harvard, 37 injured, 200 arrested
Apr 11 - Start of 3 day student strike at Harvard
Apr 22 - Harvard faculty votes to create black studies program &
give students vote in selection of its faculty
Apr 22 - City College of NY closed after black & Puerto Rican students lock selves inside asking higher minority enrollment
Apr 23 - Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death for murder of Bobby Kennedy
Apr 24 - U.S. B-52s launch biggest attack on North Vietnam. Protests in 40 cities
May 15 - Hippies in People's Park in Berkeley attacked by police and Nat'l Guard
July - Stephen Gaskin starts The Farm commune in Tennessee.
July 3 - Brian Jones of Rolling Stones dies
July 14 - Easy Rider premieres
July 20 - Men walk on the Moon
July 27 - Police raid on gay bar in Greenwich Village, NYC results in Stonewall Uprising. 2000 protesters battle 400 police, start of Gay Liberation Movement
Aug - Blind Faith forms, with Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker from Cream and Steve Winwood from Traffic.
Aug 9 - Sharon Tate & LaBiancas found murdered by Charles Manson & Crew
August 15 - 17 WOODSTOCK Festival 500,000 people gathered for three days of music and peace that changed the world
Aug 24 - Movie 'Alice's Restaurant released with Arlo Guthrie
Aug 26 - FBI reports 98% increase in marijuana arrests from 1966 - 1968
Sept 3 - Ho Chi Min, leader of North Vietnam, dies
Sept 24 - Chicago Eight trial begins. Tom Hayden, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin et. al charged with conspiracy to incite riots
Oct - Is Paul dead? Beatles controversy
Oct 8-11 - The Weatherman "Days of Rage"
Oct 15 - Peace Day. 500,000 protesters nationwide. First Vietnam Moratorium
Oct 21 - Jack Kerouac, beat author of "On the Road" dies.
Oct 30 - Supreme Court orders desegregation nationwide
Nov 15 - 500,000 + march in Wash. DC for peace. Largest antiwar rally in U.S. history. Speakers: McCarthy, McGovern, Coretta King, Dick Gregory, Leonard Bernstein. Singers: Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul, & Mary, John Denver, Mitch Miller, touring cast of Hair
Nov 17 - First round of SALT talks in Helsinki
Nov 20 - 78 American Indians seize Alcatraz Island and demand its return
Nov 20 - DDT use banned in residential areas
Nov 24 - Lt. William Calley charged with murdering 102 So. Vietnamese civilians at My Lai
Nov 25 - President Nixon orders all US germ warfare stockpiles destroyed
Dec - Over 100,000 US troops dead or injured in Vietnam.
Dec 1 - First draft lottery since W.W.II held in NYC
Dec 8 - Raid on Black Panther headquarters in LA - four hour shoot-out
Dec 24 - Rolling Stones "Altamont" concert erupts in violence, one spectator killed

January 1 - Nixon signs National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Feb - Timothy Leary sentenced to 10 years for Texas/Mex marijuana bust
Feb 4 - Riot in Isla Vista, Calif. protesting Chicago verdicts
Feb 4 - President Nixon proposes environmental cleanup - EPA
Feb 18 - Chicago Seven acquitted of conspiracy charges
Feb 19 - Chicago Seven Trial verdict: Dellinger, Davis, Hayden, Hoffman, & Rubin found guilty of crossing state lines to incite riot
Feb 19 - Explosions in 3 office buildings in NY; and in Calif; Wash; Maryland; Mich, possibly done by the Weathermen
Feb 25 - Isla Vista, Santa Barbara Bank of America bombed
Feb 26 - U.S. Army discontinues surveillance of civilian demonstrations and files of demonstrators
Mar 6 - Three Weathermen blow themselves up in Greenwich Village, NY
Apr 1 - Cigarette advertising banned on radio and TV
Apr 7 - Referring to student unrest, Ronald Reagan, Gov. of Calif: "If it takes a bloodbath, let's get it over with."
Apr 10 - Paul McCartney announces breakup of Beatles
Apr 22 - First Earth Day. Millions participate
Apr 30 - Nixon sends troops into Cambodia
May 4 - Four College Students Killed by National Guard at Kent State University, Ohio
May 5 - Nuclear nonproliferation treaty takes effect
May 8 - Construction workers attack antiwar demonstrators, Wall St., NY
May 9 - 100,000 attend antiwar rally, Wash. D.C.
May 14 - Police kill two at Jackson State during violent student demonstrations
Jun 15 - Supreme Court OKs conscientious objector status on moral grounds
Jun 18 - U.S. voting age lowered to 18, now old enough to kill and vote. (see Mar 23, 1971?)
June 11 - Daniel Berrigan arrested by FBI for kidnapping/bombing conspiracy
Sept 12 - Timothy Leary escapes prison (San Luis Obispo) with help from the Weather Underground, joins Eldridge Cleaver in Algiers.
Sept 18 - Jimi Hendrix dead at age 27
Oct 4 - Janis Joplin dies
Oct 13 - Angela Davis arrested on kidnapping, murder and conspiracy charges
Dec - Paul McCartney sues to dissolve Beatles.
Dec 2 - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) activated

Jan 7 - DDT use outlawed by U.S. Court of Appeals
Jan 12 - Rev. Philip Berrigan and 5 others indicted for conspiracy to kidnap Henry Kissinger and bomb federal buildings
Jan 12 - Ralph Nader forms Earth Act group
Jan 25 - Charles Manson and followers found guilty of murder
Jan 25 - Supreme Court makes first decision against sexual discrimination in hiring
Mar 1 - Bomb explodes in Capitol men's room. Weather Underground claims responsibility "in retaliation for the Laos decision"
Mar 1 - U.S. stops licensing commercial whale hunters
Mar 8 - Supreme Court rules that objection to a particular war is not sufficient grounds for conscientious objection
Mar 23 - Congress votes to lower voting age to 18
Mar 29 - Lt. Calley convicted for My Lai massacre
Mar 29 - Charles Manson, et al sentenced to death after longest trial in Calif. history
Apr 19 - Over 1000 Veterans demonstrate against the Vietnam war in Wash D.C., throwing their medals over the Capitol fence
Apr 20 - School busing upheld to end segregation by Supreme Court
Apr 23 - Vietnam veterans return medals and ribbons in antiwar protest
Apr 24 - Over 350,000 Veterans march in Wash D.C. and SF to protest war in Vietnam
Apr 26 - 50,000 demonstrators in Washington D.C. set up "Algonquin Peace City"
May 3 - May Day antiwar protest, Wash. D.C.
May 11 - Indian occupation of Alcatraz ends after 19 months
Jun 13 - Pentagon Papers appear in NY Times
July 3 - Jim Morrison of The Doors dies in Paris
Nov - Nixon starts withdrawing troops from Vietnam.
Dec. - Greenpeace founded in Vancouver, Canada

Jan 25 - Shirley Chisholm first black woman to run for President
Feb - Life Magazine states: "Today's high school generation is interested security, stability, & comfort."
Feb 24 - After 16 months in prison, Angela Davis is released
Mar - Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) passes Congress
Mar 22 - 13-member National Commission on Marijuana & Drug Abuse recommends legalization of marijuana
Mar 22 - Equal Rights Amendment prohibiting sex discrimination passes Senate
Mar 30 - North Vietnamese launch massive attack. Troops go south through the DMZ into South Vietnam, U.S. resumes bombing
Apr 10 - Biological Warfare Treaty signed by U.S. and 120 nations
Apr 15 - President Nixon & Canada P.M. Pierre Trudeau sign pact to clean up Great Lakes
May 2 - FBI director J. Edgar Hoover Dies
May 9 - President Nixon orders mining of N. Vietnam's ports
May 15 - Gov. George Wallace shot during primary campaign in Maryland
May 18 - Margaret Kuhn start Gray Panthers to protest discrimination against elderly
May 22 - Nixon makes first U.S. presidential trip to Moscow
May 26 - U.S. and USSR freeze nuclear weapons at current level
Jun 14 - EPA bans DDT in the USA
Jun 17 - Watergate Break-In
Jun 29 - Supreme Court rules state death penalties unconstitutional - cruel and unusual punishment
July - First Rainbow Gathering in Colorado
July 1 - Gloria Steinem launches feminist magazine, Ms.
July 10 - Democratic Convention nominates George McGovern for president of the United States
Aug 11 - Last U.S. military unit in Vietnam withdrawn
Aug 18 - Water Pollution Control Act passed by Congress over Nixon's veto
Aug 21 - Republican National Convention nominates Nixon and Agnew again
Aug 23 - 1100 antiwar protest arrested outside Republican Nat'l Convention
Aug 28 - Consumer Product Safety Commision established
Sept 5 - Arabs kill Israeli athletes at Munich Olympics
Nov 13 - U.S. and 90 countries sign Int'l Oceanic Pollution pact
Dec 18 - Full scale bombing of N. Vietnam resumes

Jan 27 - Vietnam ceasefire agreement signed after 58,000 US casualties, U.S. military draft ends
Jan 30 - McCord and Liddy found guilty of Watergate burglary & wiretap attempt
Feb 28 - 250 American Indians (AIM) occupy Wounded Knee
Mar 29 - Last American troops withdrawn from Vietnam
Apr 16 - US bombs Laos
Apr 30 - Nixon accepts resignation of H.R. Haldeman & John Ehrlichman & fires John Dean. Nixon denies knowledge of break-in or cover-up
July 20 - Senate subpoenas Watergate tapes
Aug 8 - Nixon Resigns amid Watergate scandal
Oct 10 - Spiro Agnew resigns
Oct 16 - Kissinger awarded Nobel Peace Prize
Oct 23 - Nixon Impeachment begins (note Aug 8!)
Nov - Congress passes "Freedom of Information" act.
Nov 7 - War Powers Act passed over Nixon's veto - requires Congressional approval for military actions over 60 days
Nov 9 - Six Watergate defendants sentenced

Feb 4 - Patty Hearst, 19, kidnapped by the SLA (Symbionese Liberation Army)
Feb 12 - SLA demands that Randolph Hearst begin food distribution to poor
Apr 1 - Jane Fonda arrives in Vietnam on second visit
Apr 15 - Patricia Hearst participates in bank robbery with SLA members
May 17 - SLA shoot-out in LA
July 30 - Two articles of impeachment voted against President Nixon
Sept 4 - Nixon pardoned by President Ford
Sept 7 - CIA operation against Chile's Marxist Govt. disclosed
Sept 16 - President Ford announces conditional pardon for draft evaders and deserters
Nov 21 - Freedom of Information Act passed over President Ford's veto
Dec 21 - NY Times reports on CIA illegal domestic activities during Vietnam War

Apr 17 - Khmer Rouge takes over Cambodia
Apr 30 - Fall of Saigon North Vietnamese troops enter Saigon
Sept 18 - Patty Hearst caputured in SF
Nov 20 - CIA and FBI charged with illegal surveillance of US Citizens and plotting to assassinate foreign leaders

Feb 12 - Production of Red Dye No. 2 banned

May 2 - 2000 members of Clamshell alliance occupy site of nuclear reactor in Seabrook, NH, 1400 arrested
Jun 6 - Washington Post reports U.S. developing neutron bomb

Jun 15 - Tellico Dam project in Tennessee halted by snail darter per Endangered Species Act
July 18 - American Indian Movement (AIM) leads march from Alcatraz to Wash D.C. to protest legislation depriving Indian land rights

Feb 1 - Patty Hearst released from jail
Mar 28 - Three Mile Island Radiation Accident
Sept 23 - 200,000 in NYC for nuclear weapons protest

Dec 8 - John Lennon murdered outside his apartment entrance in NYC.

May 11 - Death of Bob Marley from brain cancer.

Apr 26 - Chernobyl Nuclear accident in Soviet Union.

Aug 9 - Jerry Garcia RIP 1995 @ 53

May 31 - Timothy Leary's Dead or so it seems...

Apr 5 - Allen Ginsberg dies

Jan 5 - Sonny Bono dies in ski accident

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