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...nominated for president on the first ballot at the Republican national convention in Chicago.In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the Kerner Commission to assess the causes of urban rioting, the same day black militant H. Rap Brown...
Off the Beaten Path: Home in the wilderness

...This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Written by Howard Zahniser and signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, it offers a legal definition of wilderness and a means in which to try to preserve some of the remaining wild places...
For Armstrong, a smart PR move to talk to Oprah

...Tet Offensive in which he argued in a rare editorial that the U.S. couldn't win the Vietnam War. President Lyndon B. Johnson famously said afterward that if he lost Cronkite, he lost Middle America.Not long afterward, LBJ ended his 1968...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...renewal may sound like a term from Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society, something...renewal may sound like a term from Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society, something...renewal may sound like a term from Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society, something...
An urban opportunity in our own back yard

Urban renewal may sound like a term from Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society, something that happens when big Eastern cities awaken one day to find that their centers have decayed, their...
This Day in History

...liquor sale law went into effect, eliminating 24-hour bar operations. In 1966, 4,000 Alaskans greeted President Lyndon B. Johnson at Elmendorf Air Force Base. Johnson. who was returning from a 3,500-mile Asian tour, was the third U.S...
Alaska Digest

...26. The Murkowskis also plan to return to their Fairbanks residence, a converted Pullman coach. Once President Lyndon B. Johnson's executive rail car, the 40-foot coach is now parked on the banks of the Chena River. Murkowski also plans...
This Day in History

...Dodgers at Ebbets Field. The Reds won the first game, 5-2, the Dodgers the second, 6-1. In 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson was nominated for a term of office in his own right at the Democratic national convention in Atlantic City, N...
This Day in History

...which contained a provision for a graduated income tax that was later struck down by the Supreme Court. In 1908, Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, was born near Stonewall, Texas. In 1962, the United States launched...
This Day in History

...homesteaders staked claims. In 1954, the televised Senate Army-McCarthy hearings began. In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson opened the New York World's Fair. In 1970, millions of Americans concerned about the environment observed the...


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