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1968 HAPPENINGS

MUSIC

35th Annual Los Angeles Bach Festival.  Dr. Lauris Jones conducting

POLITICS

Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel.  (Note:  I lived in the next block. We were sitting in my living room listening to the radio when shots rang out and then all of a sudden, there were helicopters and police everywhere.  We all ran out to see what was happening, but were ordered back to our homes and told to stay there because Bobby had been shot and the killer was still at large.  It was a sad and scary evening)
Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated
The Prague Spring, a period during which Czechoslovakia attempts to break away from the Soviet Union, occurs.  Negotiations with the Soviet Union fail and Soviet occupation continues.
The Tet Offensive, a major skirmish between North and South Vietnam occurs.

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