Video: 'Address to the Nation Regarding Civil Disorder, 7/24/67. MP593.'
(Monday, July 24, 1967, 11:58 p.m. EDT) — U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered 4,700 troops into the Detroit area today to help quell two days of rioting in the predominantly African-American inner city, saying “We will not tolerate lawlessness.” Continue reading LBJ orders 4,700 Army paratroopers to riot-torn Detroit 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 24 1967)
Video: 'Vive le Québec libre! - Charles de Gaulle'
(Monday, July 24, 1967, evening EDT) — French President Charles de Gaulle stirred controversy tonight during a visit to Montreal, Canada, when he declared, “Vive le Quebec libre!” (Long live free Quebec!) before a cheering, chanting crowd of over 10,000 French-speaking Canadians at Montreal City Hall. Continue reading ‘Vive Quebec Libre!’ De Gaulle cries out to Montreal crowd 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 24 1967)
Video: 'Cannabis Law Reform Advertisement, The Times (London) 24 July 1967'
(Monday, July 24, 1967) — A full-page ad today’s The Times (of London) called for the legalization of marijuana, saying the law against the drug was “immoral in principle and unworkable in practice.” Continue reading The Beatles call for legalization of marijuana 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 24 1967)