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  • New York, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 6, 1964

    Martin Luther King

    The American Race Crisis

    New York, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 6, 1964

    On February 6, 1964, King delivered the inaugural speech of a lecture series initiated at the New School called "The American Race Crisis".




  • John F. Kennedy Airport, New York, U.S.
    Friday Feb 7, 1964

    The Beatles

    The First visit to United States

    John F. Kennedy Airport, New York, U.S.
    Friday Feb 7, 1964

    On 7 February 1964, the Beatles left the United Kingdom with an estimated 4,000 fans gathered at Heathrow, waving and screaming as the aircraft took off. Upon landing at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, an uproarious crowd estimated at 3,000 greeted them.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Feb 9, 1964

    The Beatles

    The First Live US Television Performance

    U.S.
    Sunday Feb 9, 1964

    They gave their first live US television performance two days later on The Ed Sullivan Show, watched by approximately 73 million viewers in over 23 million households, or 34 per cent of the American population.




  • Cyprus
    Sunday Feb 16, 1964

    Cypriot intercommunal violence

    The Guardian reported a massacre of Turks

    Cyprus
    Sunday Feb 16, 1964

    The Guardian reported a massacre of Turks at Limassol on 16 February 1964.




  • London, England
    Saturday Feb 22, 1964

    The Beatles

    Returning to the UK

    London, England
    Saturday Feb 22, 1964

    The band flew to Florida, where they appeared on the weekly Ed Sullivan Show a second time, before another 70 million viewers, before returning to the UK on 22 February.




  • Miami Beach, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 25, 1964

    Muhammad Ali Clay

    First fight Vs Linston

    Miami Beach, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 25, 1964

    By late 1963, Clay had become the top contender for Sonny Liston's title. The fight was set for February 25, 1964, in Miami Beach. Liston was an intimidating personality, a dominating fighter with a criminal past and ties to the mob. Based on Clay's uninspired performance against Jones and Cooper in his previous two fights, and Liston's destruction of former heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson in two first-round knock outs, Clay was a 7–1 underdog.




  • Pisa, Italy
    Thursday Feb 27, 1964

    Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Government efforts towards The Tower

    Pisa, Italy
    Thursday Feb 27, 1964

    Numerous efforts have been made to restore the tower to a vertical orientation or at least keep it from falling over. Most of these efforts failed; some worsened the tilt. On 27 February 1964, the government of Italy requested aid in preventing the tower from toppling. It was, however, considered important to retain the current tilt, due to the role that this element played in promoting the tourism industry of Pisa.


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