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“Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one. “ – Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969 after his service as the 37th Vice President of the United States from 1961 to 1963. He is one of four Presidents who served in all four elected Federal offices of the United States: Representative, Senator, Vice President and President.

Cost Of Living

Miss America: Vonda Van Dyke (Phoenix, AZ)

Yearly Inflation Rate USA 1.59% Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 969 Average Cost of new house $13,600.00 Average Income per year $6,450.00 Gas per Gallon 31 cents Average Cost of a new car $2,650.00 Loaf of bread 21 cents Average Rent per month $118,00

Events 1965 Ford Mustang

Australia joins Vietnam War Racing driver Jim Clark wins the Indianapolis 500, and later wins the Formula One world driving championship in the same year. Lyndon B. Johnson announces increase the number of United States troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000. He also announces his program to create Medicare and to expand his war on poverty. Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs escapes from Wandsworth Prison and flees to Brazil. Malcolm X shot in New York.

Malcolm X Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads civil rights march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery. In St. Louis, Missouri, the 630-foottall parabolic steel Gateway Arch is completed ( The St Louis Arch ). Higher Education Act of 1965 is signed into law providing low-interest loans for students in higher education. U.S. citizens evacuated due to Civil War in Dominican Republic. The Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote, becomes law. Troopers violently confront civil rights marchers in Alabama.

Major Edward H. White II

NBA Champs – Boston Celtics

Race riots break out on Aug. 11 in Watts, Calif., leaving large parts of the city burnt and looted and 34 dead. U.S. begins airlift of Cubans wishing to leave Cuba and live in America.

Technology 1965 • Ranger 8 crashes into the Moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites. • Major Edward H. White II becomes the second human to walk in space during the flight of Gemini 4. Inventions or events attributed to first use: • Space Walk Russia Aleksei Leonov — first person outside space vehicle. • Optical Disk USA by James Russell — now Compact Disk. • Hypertext USA for linking text on the Internet.

Gateway Arch

Sports

World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers NFL Champopms: Green Bay Packers NBA Champions: Boston Celtics

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1950 Ford Stationwagon

The Hotties and Fashion Icons: Barbara Eden, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Diana Rigg, Doris Day, Annette Funicello, Barbara Feldon, Kim Novak, Jane Fonda

Pop Culture 1st appearances & 1965’s Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents: Operation, Moon McDare action figures, James Bond Aston Martin from Corgi, Green Ghost Game, Bash! Game, Flea Circus, Super Ball (which could bounce at 92% of the prior bounce), Rock ’Em Sock ’Em Robots, Mystery Date Best Film Oscar Winner: “The Sound of Music” 1965 Billboard Number One Song: “I Feel Fine” — The Beatles 1965 Corvette

1965 Pontiac GTO

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