August 29 1968

In light of worldwide protests following the murder of George Floyd, it's valuable to put these radical times in context with the demonstrations in Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.


What happened on August 29th in history?

1261: Jacques Pantaleon is elected as Pope Urban IV. 1350: The English fleet under Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships at the Battle of Winchelsea. 1526: The Hungarian Empire is conquered by the Ottoman Empire led by Suleiman the Magnificent.


Who said the whole world is watching?

"The whole world is watching" was a phrase chanted by anti-Vietnam War demonstrators as they were beaten and arrested by police outside the Conrad Hilton Hotel in Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.


What happened on the 20th August 1968?

On August 20, 1968, the Soviet Union led Warsaw Pact troops in an invasion of Czechoslovakia to crack down on reformist trends in Prague. Although the Soviet Union's action successfully halted the pace of reform in Czechoslovakia, it had unintended consequences for the unity of the communist bloc.


What is special on 29th August 2021?

National Sports Day is celebrated on 29 August every year to honour the birthday of Dhyan Chand a field hockey player. National Sports Day is also known as Rashtriya Khel Divas.


Which day is celebrated on August 29?

National Sports Day

Every year, 29th August has been observed as National Sports Day in India. The first National Sports Day was celebrated on 29th August 2012, on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand who was the star of hockey team of India


What day does August 29th fall on in 2021?

August 29, 2021 was ...

35th Sunday of 2021. on the 36th week of 2021 (using US standard week number calculation). 70th day of Summer. There were 24 days left till Fall.


What happened on the 29th of August 2005?

Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Gulf Coast early Monday morning August 29th, 2005 as a large category four hurricane. ... Devastating damage occurred along the Gulf Coast. Katrina will most likely go down as one of the worst natural disasters in United States history.


How many people died at the Chicago riots 1968?

In Chicago itself, more than 48 hours of rioting left 11 Chicago citizens dead, 48 wounded by police gunfire, 90 policemen injured, and 2,150 people arrested.


What was significant about the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago?

The 1968 Democratic National Convention was held August 26–29 at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois, United States. ... Johnson had announced he would not seek reelection, thus making the purpose of the convention to select a new presidential nominee for the Democratic Party.


What were John F Kennedy's last words?

Nellie Connally, the First Lady of Texas, turned to Kennedy, who was sitting behind her, and commented, "Mr. President, you can't say Dallas doesn't love you". Kennedy's reply – "No, you certainly can't" – were his last words.