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  • Pleiku, South Vietnam
    Sunday Feb 7, 1965

    Vietnam War

    Attack on a U.S. Army base

    Pleiku, South Vietnam
    Sunday Feb 7, 1965

    The National Security Council recommended a three-stage escalation of the bombing of North Vietnam. Following an attack on a U.S. Army base in Pleiku on 7 February 1965, a series of air strikes was initiated.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 8, 1965

    Neil Armstrong

    The backup Crew for Gemini 5

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 8, 1965

    On February 8, 1965, Armstrong and Elliot See were announced as the backup crew for Gemini 5, with Armstrong as commander, supporting the prime crew of Gordon Cooper and Pete Conrad.




  • U.S.
    Friday Feb 19, 1965

    Malcolm X

    2 days before assassination

    U.S.
    Friday Feb 19, 1965

    On February 19, 1965, Malcolm X told interviewer Gordon Parks that the Nation of Islam was actively trying to kill him.




  • Algiers, Algeria
    Wednesday Feb 24, 1965

    Che Guevara

    Last public appearance

    Algiers, Algeria
    Wednesday Feb 24, 1965

    In Algiers, Algeria, on February 24, 1965, Guevara made what turned out to be his last public appearance on the international stage when he delivered a speech at an economic seminar on Afro-Asian solidarity.




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