The 12 months of 1967 ended up being an interesting 12 months with a lot of events which it may be commemorated for. The year started off on January 1 with Canada beginning a year-long festivity of the 100th anniversary of Confederation. On January 23 the court case starts out for Wilhelm Harster that was accused of the homicide of 82,856 Jewish people (including the author Anne Frank) while he led German security police during the German invasion in the Netherlands. Hsrdter was subsequently sentenced to fifteen years in prison. The Apollo 1 astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee are killed on January 27 after fire starts in the Apollo capsule during a launch pad try out. In the southern area of Tasmania, Australia, serious bush fires on February 7 results in the loss of 62 lives, and ruins 2,642.7 square km’s (653,025.4 acres) of property. The USA labour union head Jimmy Hoffa starts his 8-year prison term on March 7th for attempting to bribe a jury. On March 14th, 9 managers of the German pharmaceutical corporation Grunenthal are charged for breaking German drug laws and regulations as a consequence of thalidomide. The actual case was subsequently dropped. On April 14th & 15th, there were significant demonstrations held opposing the Vietnam War in New York City along with San Francisco. The coup by a number of army officers in Greece on April 21st establishes a military dictatorship that is directed by Georgios Papadopoulos. The dictatorship does not finish right up until 1974. On April 27th in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Expo 67, a World’s Fair that will coincides with the Canadian Confederation celebration gets officially opened up. It closes on October 29th following being visited by in excess of 50 million tourists in the six months it was open up. The boxer Muhammad Ali refuses military service on April 28 and he is stripped of his boxing titles as well as forbidden from professional fighting for the following three years.
On May 1st, 1967 Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in a ceremony in Las Vegas. On May 26th, The Beatles put out their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band song and on November 27, they release their Magical Mystery Tour complete record in the United States. On December 26 the Beatles video about the Magical Mystery Tour receives its global première on BBC TV in Great Britan. On June 5th the Six-Day War starts off just as Israel launches Operation Focus attacking Egyptian Air Force air fields and also the military of Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Jordan invades Israel. On June 10 that six-Day War finishes as both Israel along with Syria accept a United Nations mediated cease-fire. On July 4th the Great Britain Parliament decriminalizes homosexuality and on August 30, Thurgood Marshall will be revealed as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He was the first Black to have the position. On September 29th, the old classic sci-fi TV series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons broadcasts on ITV in Great Britan. On October 17th, the musical show Hair starts off-Broadway and then the next year it transfers to Broadway to start its long run. Future United States senator and also presidential hopeful John McCain is shot down above North Vietnam and taken captive on October 26, 1967. He was released five years later on. On December 11th, Supersonic airliner Concorde will be launched in Toulouse, in France.
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