Major News Events in 1966
29th - The Road Safety Act is passed which leads to the use of the
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.
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.
28th - At 70, Florence Nagle becomes the first licensed female racehorse
5th - Groundbreaking on the World Trade Center takes place.
16th - The Metropolitan Opera house opens in New York City
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.
15th - Cartoon genius Walt Disney dies at age 65.
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