Houston's Space City! reports that the
home of Fred and Laura Brode was riddled with 16 shots from a .45 caliber
weapon, for the second time. Fred
Brode is chairman of the Houston Committee Against the War in Vietnam.
The paper's "Advice to Dopers" column
carried this question from a reader:
"How much acid would you have to put
in a quart of Kool-Aid to make it really
good?" Answer—about one tab per cup,
or 100 honest micrograms per cup. That
issue also contains a two-page "Gay Perspective."
Joe Frazier knocks out Jimmy Ellis in
the fifth to become the world heavyweight champion.
The U. S. embassy in Manila is attacked by 2000 young people.
The seven defendants in the Chicago
conspiracy trial are acquitted of conspiring to incite a riot during the 1968
Democratic National Convention, but
five of the defendants are convicted of
Canada bans phosphates in detergents.
Lester G. Maddox, the fried-chicken
emporium king who precedes peanut
farmer Jimmy Carter as governor of
Georgia, signs legislation preventing the
court-ordered transfer of teachers and
students to achieve racial balance in the
Reported U.S. military activity in
Laos is criticized in Senate.
1,000 people seize a three-block business section of a student neighborhood
in Santa Barbara, California, and burn
the Bank of America to the ground.
Governor Reagan calls the demonstrators "cowardly little bums." The next
day he declares a state of emergency in
Rhodesia proclaims itself a republic,
severing all ties with the British crown.
Nuclear nonproliferation treaty goes
Army accuses fourteen officers of withholding information about a massacre at
Song My, South Vietnam.
Prince Norodom Sihanouk is overthrown in Cambodian coup. Lon Nol
UN security Council condemns Rhodesia.
Twenty-four Islamic foreign ministers
begin conference on cooperation in
Jidda, Saudi Arabia.
Israelis shoot down five Egyptian
Mig-21 jet-fighters over the Suez Canal.
U.S. reaffirms policy not to widen
the Vietnam war, and claims that a recent incursion in Cambodia, with U.S.
air support, happened without the government's prior knowledge.
Supreme Court says judges may bind,
gag, jail or expel from court unruly defendants.
Also in March:
Members of the Mexican American
Youth Organization'(MAYO) break into
Christ Presbyterian Church at 3600 Fulton and "liberate it for the people."
Little Richard sings at the Music Hall.
Pacifica radio (KPFT, FM 90) goes
on the air.
Jeff Jones, head of Yin Yang Conspiracy ticket, is elected president of University of Texas student association.
Houstonian Danny Schacht is sentenced to six months in prison and fined
$250 for wearing "parts of an army.uni-
form" in an anti-war skit.
Carl Hampton announces formation
of Peoples Party II to follow the examples of the Black Panther Party.
The local Ku Klux Klan sends messages to radical organizations warning
Klan members are "watching you."
Senate rejects Supreme Court nominee Harold Carswell.
Egypt claims two Israeli jets bombed
an elementary school, killing 30 children.
Nixon pledges to withdraw 150,000
U.S. troops from Vietnam within next
Canada House of Commons extends
pollution controls over 100 miles of offshore Arctic waters.
Australia announces plan to withdraw one of three battalions from Vietnam.
China launches its first earth satellite.
Egypt inflicts heavy damage on Israelis
along the Suez Canal.
Transcripts of Mary Jo Kopechne inquest
are released, as is statement from presiding judge who could not accept part of
Edward M. Kennedy's testimony as true.
Nixon announces U.S. offensive in Cambodia, campuses erupt.
Also this month:
Rice students invite Abbie Hoffman
to speak, but administration balks, says
no, tries to negotiate, and students set
fire to the Dean's office, causing $50,000
in damages (the students having already
this year demonstrated against the CIA,
General Electric, the Vietnam War and
Hoffman speaks at Hermann Park
Rally, as does Pacifica news director
Dave McQueen, who advises the students to go back across the street to
Rice and "tear it down brick by fucking
brick," causing his own firing by station
manager Larry Lee, who nevertheless
feels McQueen had a good idea.
Students at the University of Houston
sit in for five days trying unsuccessfully
to save a grove of trees.
Bobby Joe Conner, black, 24 years
old, is killed by Houston police.
Woodstock—the movie opens at Alabama Theater.
Four students are killed at Kent State
Nixon assures meeting of university
presidents that the administration's verbal attacks on students will cease.
Senator George McGovern announces
formation of Committee to End the War.
Hardhats disrupt antiwar demonstration in New York.
100,000 gather in Washington to protest Cambodia offensive; Nixon shows
up at Lincoln Monument just before
dawn to talk about it (later, Nixon says
he had tried to "relate" to their problems, but students say much of conversation about football).
Pacifica's transmitter is bombed to
smithereens; Klan suspected.
Two students killed and nine wounded
when police fire into crowd outside
women's dorm at Jackson State College.
Nixon appoints two women generals,
the first in U.S. history.
French President Georges Pompidou
calls for calm after a series of bomb and
arson attacks against public buildings
and homes of politicians.
About 100 members of People Against
Nerve Gas (PANG) hold a "die-in" in
downtown Seattle to protest shipment
of nerve gas through the area.
South Vietnamese conclude a 24-hour
cease fire marking Buddha's birthday, as
Viet Cong begin heavy shellings and
stepped-up activity to mark Ho Chi
Minh's 80th birthday.
total synthesis of a gene.
A bomb explodes in a men's room at
New York City police headquarters and
seven people are injured.
Egypt reportedly turns back two Israeli
commando attempts to cross the Suez
The Supreme Court announces that men
who object to war for "purely moral
and ethical reasons" may be excused
from the draft as conscientious objectors.
Charles Manson goes on trial.
Penn Central bankruptcy reorganization
Bernadette Devlin begins six-month
prison term for her role in riots in Lon-
derry. Devlin, a Roman Catholic from
Northern Ireland, is a Member of Parliament.
Israel and Syria are still at it, fighting in
the Golan Heights on the third day of
the biggest Middle East battle since the
The U.S. announces the withdrawal of
the last U.S. soldiers from Cambodia.
The Organization of American States is
unanimous in its support of a resolution
condemning terrorism and political kidnapping.
Also this month:
10,000 homosexual men and women
march up New York's Sixth Avenue and
into Central Park for a "Gay-ln."
Space City! bemoans the prevalence
of 18-20-year-olds dropping acid and
thus "sapping their energy."
Abbie Hoffman's Woodstock Nation
is published by Vintage Press.
Angela Davis, a UCLA professor, is
fired. She is an avowed member of the
M*A*S*H is showing at local movie
New York State abortion law goes
into effect. It is the most liberal in the
Nixon names David K. E. Bruce to
head U.S. delegation at Paris peace talks.
Thor Heyerdahl arrives at Barbados after 57-day crossing of Atlantic from
Morocco to demonstrate his theory of
human migration from Africa.
Palestinian commandoes hijack Greek
Spectators throw tear gas bombs
from visitors' gallery of the House of
Grand jury indicts 13 Weathermen
on charges of conspiring to commit
Nasser announces acceptance of U.S.
peace plan for three-month Middle
East cease fire.
Houston police attack Peoples Party
II headquarters and police snipers on
top of St. John's church kill party chairman Carl Hampton.
Jordan accepts peace plan; Syria,
Iraq, and Arab guerrilla organizations reject it.
Thousands stone police, smash police
cars and windows of luxury stores in
downtown loop area of Chicago. Police
fire into crowd. Incident caused by impatience at five-hour delay of rock concert.
Mayor John Lindsay places New
York City on alert as temperature inversion sends pollution levels above
Israeli Cabinet accepts U.S. peace plan.
Also this month:
Space City! offices shot at three times
in three weeks following the Carl Hampton killing. The newspaper begins publishing series on self-defense, armed and
otherwise. (Later this year, paper prints
information about how to buy and care
for guns, with headline "Shoot Back.")
Getting Straight, with Candice Bergen and Elliott Gould, opens at movie
Fidel Castro is on hand for landing in
and office workers >
rally around New
York's city hall in
support of Nixon and Viet7
Egyptian president Nasser confirms
that Russian pilots are flying armed
Mao Tse-tung calls for world revolution
against "U.S. imperialism."
Arab Guerrillas attack Israeli school bus,
Stock market takes biggest single-day
dive since Kennedy assassination.
Stock market makes biggest single-day
gain ever, up 32.04 points.
Also this month:
Police kill six black men during a riot in
KPFT goes back on the air.
Wisconsin scientists announce the first
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