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1 1968 Mr. Bach Hudson High School United States History

2 January January 30: Tet Offensive BeginsJanuary 30: Tet Offensive Begins

3 February February 1: VC Officer executed in famous photoFebruary 1: VC Officer executed in famous photo February 8: 3 college students are killed in a civil rights protest in South CarolinaFebruary 8: 3 college students are killed in a civil rights protest in South Carolina

4 March March 16 – My Lai MassacreMarch 16 – My Lai Massacre March 19-23: Students at Howard University stage a sit-in and shut down the ROTC building (Black Power)March 19-23: Students at Howard University stage a sit-in and shut down the ROTC building (Black Power) March 31 – LBJ announces that he will not seek a second term.March 31 – LBJ announces that he will not seek a second term.

5 April April 4 – Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray. Riots rage in U.S. cities for several days.April 4 – Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray. Riots rage in U.S. cities for several days. April 6 – Shootout between Oakland Police and Black Panthers results in several deaths and arrests.April 6 – Shootout between Oakland Police and Black Panthers results in several deaths and arrests. April – Student protestors shut down Columbia University.April – Student protestors shut down Columbia University.

6 May May 17 – 9 Catholic activists enter Selective Service office and burn draft cards with napalm.May 17 – 9 Catholic activists enter Selective Service office and burn draft cards with napalm. May 22 – U.S. nuclear-powered submarine Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard.May 22 – U.S. nuclear-powered submarine Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard.

7 June June 5 – Robert Kennedy is assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan.June 5 – Robert Kennedy is assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan.

8 July July 23-28: Black militants engage in a fierce firefight with Cleveland Police in the Glenville Shootout.July 23-28: Black militants engage in a fierce firefight with Cleveland Police in the Glenville Shootout.

9 August August 5-8: Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew are nominated as the Republican ticket at the RNC Convention in Miami.August 5-8: Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew are nominated as the Republican ticket at the RNC Convention in Miami. August 22-30: Massive protests erupt at the DNC Convention in Chicago.August 22-30: Massive protests erupt at the DNC Convention in Chicago.


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