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  • Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 17, 1963

    Michael Jordan

    Birth

    Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 17, 1963

    Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York.




  • Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
    Monday Apr 1, 1963

    Martin Luther King

    Birmingham campaign

    Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
    Monday Apr 1, 1963

    In April 1963, the SCLC began a campaign against racial segregation and economic injustice in Birmingham, Alabama. The campaign used nonviolent but intentionally confrontational tactics, developed in part by Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker. Black people in Birmingham, organizing with the SCLC, occupied public spaces with marches and sit-ins, openly violating laws that they considered unjust.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 28, 1963

    Martin Luther King

    March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 28, 1963

    King, representing the SCLC, was among the leaders of the "Big Six" civil rights organizations who were instrumental in the organization of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which took place on August 28, 1963.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 28, 1963

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    March on Washington

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 28, 1963

    At the March on Washington, speaker Roy Wilkins asked the hundreds of thousands of marchers to honor Du Bois with a moment of silence.




  • Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 7, 1963

    Nancy Pelosi

    Marriage

    Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 7, 1963

    She met Paul Frank Pelosi while she was attending college. They married in Baltimore at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on September 7, 1963. Nancy and Paul Pelosi have five children: Nancy Corinne, Christine, Jacqueline, Paul, and Alexandra, as well as nine grandchildren.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 5, 1963

    Thanksgiving

    Proclamation 3560

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 5, 1963

    The day for Thanksgiving services specifically codified in the founding charter of Berkeley Hundred in 1619 was instrumental in President John F. Kennedy's attempt to strike a compromise between the regional claims, by issuing Proclamation 3560 on November 5, 1963, stating, "Over three centuries ago, our forefathers in Virginia and in Massachusetts, far from home in a lonely wilderness, set aside a time of thanksgiving. On the appointed day, they gave reverent thanks for their safety, for the health of their children, for the fertility of their fields, for the love which bound them together, and for the faith which united them with their God".




  • Dallas, Taxes, U.S.
    Friday Nov 22, 1963

    Vietnam War

    President Kennedy assassination

    Dallas, Taxes, U.S.
    Friday Nov 22, 1963

    President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Nov 24, 1963

    Vietnam War

    The Battle against communism

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Nov 24, 1963

    Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson had not been heavily involved with policy toward Vietnam; however, upon becoming president, Johnson immediately focused on the war. On 24 November 1963, he said, "the battle against communism ... must be joined ... with strength and determination".


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 26, 1963

    John F. Kennedy

    Withdraw 1,000 troops

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 26, 1963

    After Kennedy's assassination, President Johnson signed NSAM 273 on November 26, 1963. It reversed Kennedy's decision to withdraw 1,000 troops and reaffirmed the policy of assistance to the South Vietnamese.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Dec 1, 1963

    Malcolm X

    Criticism of John F.Kennedy assassination

    U.S.
    Sunday Dec 1, 1963

    On December 1, 1963, when asked to comment on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X said that it was a case of "chickens coming home to roost". He added that "chickens coming home to roost never did make me sad; they've always made me glad."


  • U.S.
    Thursday Dec 5, 1963

    Audrey Hepburn

    Charade

    U.S.
    Thursday Dec 5, 1963

    Hepburn next appeared opposite Cary Grant in the comic thriller Charade (1963), playing a young widow pursued by several men who chase the fortune stolen by her murdered husband. The 59-year-old Grant, who had previously withdrawn from the starring male lead roles in Roman Holiday and Sabrina, was sensitive about his age difference with 34-year-old Hepburn, and was uncomfortable about the romantic interplay. To satisfy his concerns, the filmmakers agreed to alter the screenplay so that Hepburn's character was pursuing him.


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