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The year 1968 was full historical events that have left a profound effect throughout the years. NewspaperArchive.com brings you access to these events through our extraordinary archive filled with millions of articles, the most notable of which from the year 1968 being the first statewide teacher strike in Florida, the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, the assassination of presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, the arrest of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassin James Earl Ray, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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The formation of the largest corporate merger to date occurs upon the combining of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central Railroad into the Penn Central.
Three college students die during a staged civil rights protest at a white-only bowling alley in South Carolina that was interrupted by highway patrolmen.
The current location of New York City's Madison Square Garden opens to the public for the first time.
The United States experiences it's first statewide teacher strike when a mass number of teachers resign in an attempt to protest state funding in Florida.
The Polish political crisis of 1968 is initiated by student protests. Read More
An announcement is made by President Lyndon B. Johnson that he will not run for re-election.
The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. occurs in Memphis, Tennessee, causing the eruption of riots throughout America.
The last test of an unmanned flight of the Saturn V launch vehicle is made with the launching of Apollo 6.
The formation of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs occurs. Read More
The signing go the Civil Rights Act of 1968 by the President Lyndon B. Johnson takes place.
The former Methodist and Evangelical United Brethren churches initiate the creation of the United Methodist Church.
Andy Warhol is wounded upon trying to enter his studio after being shot by Valerie Solanas, a radical feminist.
Sirhan Sirhan shoots Robert F. Kennedy, a United States presidential candidate, who dies from the injuries the next day.
James Earl Ray, the man who assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is arrested. Read More
The formation of the Phoenix Program within the Central Intelligence Agency officially occurs.
The opening of the Non-Proliferation Treaty to be signed takes place. Read More
Intel is established as a semiconductor company. Read More
Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois holds the first ever Summer Games of the International Special Olympics with 1,000 or more disabled athletes .
The explosion of France's first hydrogen bomb occurs. Read More
The enactment of the Gun Control Act of 1968 takes place. Read More
Women are granted permission of admittance to Yale University. Read More
Elvis Presley performs a Comeback Special which begins the return of his concert performances.
Two people are believed to have been shot by the Zodiac Killer at the San Francisco Bay in California.
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