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Memories of 1966

As the war in Vietnam continues and protests expand, monthly draft calls rise to ten times the average for 1965.

A Sniper atop the tower at the University of Texas kills 12 and wounds 31.

For the second time in two years, there is violent rioting in the Watts section of Los Angeles as well as Cleveland and Atlanta.

The Supreme Court issues its "Miranda" ruling, which dictates that suspects must be told that they have a right to legal counsel and that they do not have to answer police questions.

Russia makes first soft moon landing.

Artificial pump is implanted in heart.

James Meredith is shot on civil rights march.