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Lyndon Baines Johnson
Lyndon Baines Johnson
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1908 Birth Name: Lyndon Baines Johnson Gender: Male Christening Date: Christening Place: Birth Date: 27 Aug 1908 Birthplace: Gillespie Co., Texas Death Date: Name Note: Race: Father's Name: Sam Ealy Johnson Father's Birthplace: Father's Age: Mother's Name: Rebekah Baines Mother's...Read MORE...
1909 - March 4 - William Howard Taft (1857-1930) becomes 27th President of the United States When Teddy Roosevelt prepared to retire his presidency, this popular and influential politician promoted Taft as the next Republican president. Taft was elected president in 1908, serving one term. www.americaslibrary.gov - March 4, 1909
1910 - The first military air flight in a Wright brothers' plane took place in San Antonio
1913 - July 10 - The mercury hit 134 degrees at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, CA, the hottest reading of record for the North American continent. Sandstorm conditions accompanied the heat. The high the previous day was 129 degrees, following a morning low of 93 degrees. The Weather Channel -
1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool.
1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster: In the United States, the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew on board, 13 passengers and 22 crew die, as...Read MORE...
1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agree to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end. The...Read MORE...
MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian people are tickled pink that their scientists have grabbed the lead from the Americans in the satellite field. But ...Read MORE...
1958 - NASA formed
1960 - Civil Rights Act of 1960 The Civil Rights Act of 1960 (enacted May 6, 1960) was a United States federal law that established federal inspection of local voter registration polls and introduced penalties for anyone who...Read MORE...
1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon
1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall
www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ washington.html - April 21, 1962
1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis
1963 - Novmember 22 - Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) becomes 36th President of the United States following the assassination of John F. Kennedy At the height of his power as Senate leader, Johnson sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1960. When he lost to John F. Kennedy, he surprised even some of his closest associates by accepting second place on the ticket.
Johnson was riding in another car in the motorcade when Kennedy...Read MORE...
1963 - I Have a Dream Speech - Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963.
JFK assassination: Cronkite informs a shocked nation CBS Sunday Morning...Read MORE...
1964 - April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City
1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964 This act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made...Read MORE...
1965 - Vietnam War - First U.S. ground combat forces arrive in South Vietnam
1967 - September 20 - Hurricane Beulah moved into South Texas, and torrential rains from the hurricane turned the rich agricultural areas of South Texas into a large lake. Hurricane Beulah also spawned a record 115 tornadoes.
WeatherForYou.com - September 20, 1967
1968 - MONORAIL AT FAIR STOPPED. San Antonio (AP) - HemisFair and mini-monorail officials declined official comment Monday while an investigation began into Sunday's monorail train smashup that killed one person and injured 48...Read MORE...
1968 - Civil Rights Act of 1968 Also known as the Fair Housing Act of 1968 Congress passed the act in an effort to impose a comprehensive solution to the problem of unlawful discrimination in housing based on race, color, sex,...Read MORE...
1968 - The ATM is invented (Don Wetzel, United States)
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1970 - April 22 - The First Earth Day Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was disturbed that an issue as important as our environment was not addressed in politics or by the media, so he created the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970. An ...Read MORE...
1970 - Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio
1972 - Watergate
Death 22 January 1973 San Antonio, Texas, USA
Name: Lyndon Baines Johnson Event Type: Death Event Date: 22 Jan 1973 Event Place: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States Gender: Male Marital Status: Married Birth Date: 27 Aug 1908 Birthplace: Gillespie, Texas Father's Name: Sam Ealy Johnson Mother's Name: Rebekah Baines Certificate Number: 00340 GS Film number: 2242245 Digital Folder Number: 005145687 Image Number: 02307
"Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3ZR-HY2 : accessed 28 June 2015), Lyndon Baines Johnson, 22 Jan 1973; citing certificate number 00340, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,242,245.
Name: Lyndon Baines Johnson Maiden Name: Event Type: Burial Event Date: 1973 Event Place: Stonewall, Gillespie, Texas, United States of America Photograph Included: Yes Birth Date: 27 Aug 1908 Death Date: 22 Jan 1973 Affiliate Record Identifier: 550 Cemetery: Johnson Family Cemetery
"Find A Grave Index," Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVM-M9XJ : accessed 28 June 2015), Lyndon Baines Johnson, 1973; Burial, Stonewall, Gillespie, Texas, United States of America, Johnson Family Cemetery; citing record ID 550, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
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