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1965 HAPPENINGS

MUSIC

32nd Annual Los Angeles Bach Festival.  Dr. H. Vincent Mitzelfeld conducting

POLITICS

The year of the Watts Riots.  This battle began when a police officer pulled over a black citizen whom he suspected of drinking.  This was a time of great racial turmoil all over the nation.  Crowds began taunting the police officer.  A second officer struck a member of the on-lookers and the crowd erupted.  As a result of this riot, 34 people died, 1000 were wounded and over $200 million dollars in property damage occurred. 
The Coinage Act of 1965 terminates the minting of standard silver dollars for a five year period, but allows the minting of fractional dollar silver coins for this period.  Modified silver content coinage brings the introduction of the copper nickel and copper-silver "clad" coinage into circulation.  Prohibited the use of mint marks on coins minted from 1965 through 1967.
Sir Winston Churchill dies
Malcolm X, human rights activist, is assassinated
US sends troops to Vietnam
New York City experiences a huge electrical blackout that darkens major areas of the city.  City-wide arson and looting results
Japan's Bullet Train opens for service, allowing the creation of a high-speed rail service to connect many of the Japanese cities.

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