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The Selma Massacre Timeline - 1966

This is a general overview of the events occuring in 1966 in The Selma Massacre timeline.

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Aqeel Ake makes an assassination attempt on King Hussein. This paves the way for an Israeli-Jordanian alliance.


Undated: An Australian soldier leaks the story of the My Thuan Massacre to Dan Rather.

4 - Che Guevara writes Fidel Castro from Vietnam, praising the NVA and VC, and talking about Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia.

5 - Department of Defense admits the the U.S. Regular Army is not sufficiently large enough to handle it's current commitments.

8 - The Tuaregs declare independence in southern Algeria.

11 - Pentagon officials announce plans to redeploy up to 20,000 troops from West Germany to Vietnam over the next 6 months.

15 - Viet Cong mortar and sapper attack at Cam Ranh Air Base destroys a large number of US bombers when a mortar round hits a JP-4 fuel bladder.

16 - Indonesia launched a full scale invasion of Sarawak and North Borneo with the backing of the PRC.

18 - The NHL announces two expansion teams, one in Los Angeles and and one in Vancouver.


2 - The New York Times reports that 600 Cubans have died fighting in Algeria.

2-17 - Castro hosts the Tricontinental Conference. In attendance, among others, are Mehdi Ben Barka, Che Guevara, Stokey Carmichael, and Ilich Ramírez.

12 - George Seger, brother of musician Bob Seger, is killed in action in Vietnam.

15 - The 28th Infantry Division is called up for federal service.

18 - Christine Humphrey and 19 others die in a nursing home fire.

21 - Arthur Calwell is shot in Sydney.


3 - The formation of the American Patriotic Party (APP) at the Southern Governors' Association meeting in Charleston, South Carolina.


1 - Charles Whitman kills 18 in Austin.

timelines/selma_massacre_1966_timeline.txt · Last modified: 2019/03/29 15:13 (external edit)