Historical Events for July 1966

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Events 1 - 62 of 62

1st - 80th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: M Santana beats D Ralston (64 11-9 64)
1st - Construction crews begin tearing up Market St to build BART
1st - Explorer 33 launched
1st - Medicare goes into effect
1st - VVV soccer team forms in Venlo
1st - The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
2nd - 1st France nuclear test on Mururoa atoll
2nd - 73rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Singles: Billie J King (Miss Moffat) beats Maria Bueno (63 36 61)
3rd - 21st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Spuzich
3rd - Brave pitcher Tony Cloninger, is 1st NL to hit 2 grand slams in a game
3rd - Race riots in Omaha Nebraska
4th - Beatles attacked in Philippines after (unintentionally) insulting Imelda Marcos
4th - LBJ signs Freedom of Information Act
36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson 5th - NYC transit fare rises from 15 cents to 20 cents
5th - National Guard mobilizes in Omaha after 3rd night of rioting
5th - Saturn I rocket launched at Cape Kennedy
6th - Malawi becomes a republic, Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda becomes president
8th - US airline strike (until Aug 19th)
8th - King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi.
9th - 95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane
10th - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
10th - US launches Orbiter 1 to the Moon
12th - 10.51" (26.70 cm) of rainfall, Sandusky Ohio (state record)
12th - 37th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 10 at Busch Stad, St Louis
12th - All star MVP: Brooks Robinson (Balt Orioles)
12th - Race riot in Chicago
12th - US Treasury announces it will buy mutilated silver coins at silver bullion price at Philadelphia & Denver mints
13th - Richard Speck murders 8 nurses in Chicago
14th - Richard Speck rapes & kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory
16th - "Half a Sixpence" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 perfs
16th - Number of banned persons in South Africa totals 936; the individuals are banned under various laws, most prominently the Suppression of Communism and Riotous Assembly Acts
16th - Nigeria becomes the first Anglophone independent state in Africa to become an associate member of European Economic Community
17th - "It's a Bird... It's Superman" closes at Alvin NYC after 129 perfs
17th - Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
17th - Indians set club record by hitting 7 HR in 15-2 win over Detroit
17th - Jim Ryun sets mile record (3m51s3)
17th - Pioneer 7 launched
18th - Carl Sagan turns 1 billion seconds old
18th - Gemini 10 launched (John Young & Michael Collins)
19th - France performs nuclear Test at Fangataufa Island
19th - Gov James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland (race riot)
21st - Gemini X returns to Earth
21st - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
23rd - Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens
23rd - John Pennel pole vaults record (5.34 m)
23rd - Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"
24th - 48th PGA Championship: Al Geiberger shoots a 280 at Firestone CC Akron
24th - Gloria Ehret/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
25th - Brian Jones final perfomance as a Rolling Stone
25th - Eric Clapton records guitar tracks for Harrison's "While My Guitar..."
Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao ZedongChinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong 25th - Mao Zedong swims Yangtse River
25th - Supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love"
25th - Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
26th - WRLH TV channel 31 in Lebanon, NH (NBC) begins broadcasting
26th - Lord Gardiner issues the Practice Statement in the House of Lords stating that the House is not bound to follow its own previous precedent.
29th - Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock NY
29th - Nigerians chief of staff Jakubu Gowon makes coup
30th - Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
30th - England beats West Germany 4-2 for soccer's 8th World Cup in London
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 30th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open
30th - US airplanes bombs demilitarized zone in Vietnam
31st - Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark

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