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Major News Events in 1966

 

January 29th - The Road Safety Act is passed which leads to the use of the Breathalyzer.

 

February 3rd - Soviet probe Luna 9 is the first artificial satellite to 'land' on the moon

 

March 31st - The USSR launches Luna 10, which will become the first space probe to orbit the moon

 

April 21st - An artificial heart is installed in the chest of Marcel DeRudder in a Houston hospital

 

May 28th - Fidel Castro announces martial law in Cuba because of possible US attack

 

June 13th - The US Supreme Court rules in the Miranda case that police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them

 

July 28th - At 70, Florence Nagle becomes the first licensed female racehorse trainer.

 

August 5th - Groundbreaking on the World Trade Center takes place.

 

September 16th - The Metropolitan Opera house opens in New York City

 

October 7th - The 'hippie' drug LSD is made illegal in California

 

November 25th - J. Edgar Hoover announces all evidence suggests that Lee Harvey Oswald was acting alone

 

December 15th - Cartoon genius Walt Disney dies at age 65.

 

                            

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