1967

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January 26, 2022

Events

Annual dedications

1967 is "International Year of Tourism"

Politics and World Events

January 1: Roger Bonvin becomes President of Switzerland January 13: Étienne Gnassingbé Eyadéma becomes President of Togo February 14: First concerted action to overcome the economic crisis under Federal Minister of Economics Karl Schiller (SPD) February 14: The Treaty of Tlatelolco, part of Mexico City, declares the Caribbean and Latin America a nuclear-free zone. Cuba was the last country in the region to ratify the agreement in 2002. 15 February to 21 February: In the general election in India, the Congress Party (INC) wins 40.78% of the vote (up from 44.72% in the 1962 election). Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India since January 1966, remains in office (until March 1977). February 22 Indonesia's President Sukarno, elected for life, resigns and is placed under house arrest. The background to this step remains unclear. General Suharto becomes the new strong man. March 21: Guyana becomes a member of UNESCO March 24: In Poland, the Chrobry oak is protected as a natural monument. The tree has existed since around 1250 and is the largest English oak in the country. April 11: Double taxation agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and Belgium April 12: Unit A of the Gundremmingen nuclear power plant goes into commercial operation. After almost ten years, there is an accident with a total economic loss. April 21: Military coup in Greece April 22: The 7th SED Party Congress, which is coming to an end, decides to introduce the five-day week in the GDR. On the other hand, five public holidays are cancelled. May 6: Presidential elections in India: Zakir Hussain is elected President June 2: Berlin: During a state visit by the Shah of Iran, there are demonstrations and serious riots. The student Benno Ohnesorg is shot dead by the West Berlin policeman Kurras. Governing Mayor Heinrich Albertz resigns on September 26 with the entire Senate. Ohnesorg's shooting and the court's acquittal of the perpetrator contributed to the spread and radicalization of the West German student movement of the 1960s. 5th-10th June: Six-Day War between Israel and its neighbors June 5: Reportedly marks the 2,000th over the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. US plane shot down. June 8: 34 Navy personnel are killed when Israeli warplanes attack the US spy ship USS Liberty. June 10: In the Six-Day War, Israel occupies parts of Mount Hermon and the Golan Heights on Syrian territory. Syria and Israel agree on a ceasefire. June 23: US President Lyndon B. Johnson and Soviet Prime Minister Alexei Nikolayevich Kosygin meet at the Glassboro conference. Topics of the talks are the détente in the Cold War and proxy wars between the two superpowers. June 24: A Bolivian military unit massacres miners and civilians at the Siglo XX tin mine site and also occupies the Catavi tin mine. About 20 dead and 70 injured are the result of the military action directed against trade union activity. July 4: The Freedom of Information Act goes into effect in the United States. In principle, the law grants everyone the right to obtain information about documents of the executive branch. July 6: Biafra War begins in Nigeria July 10: Double taxation agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and Trinidad and Tobago and between the Federal Republic of Germany and Thailand July 12: In Newark near New York, the most serious race riots in the United States begin, which subsequently spread across the entire south. Boxer Muhammad Ali refuses military service in Vietnam. July 23: Detroit race riots triggered

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