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Race riots in Watts! 1965

Watts Riots

•Race Riots Break Out In Watts, California leaving large parts of the city burnt and looted and 34 dead. August 11th
More Information and Timeline For 1965 Race Riots in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California
1. August 11th 7.00 PM California highway patrolman, Lee Minikus, arrests Marquette Frye after Frye failed his sobriety tests.
2. August 11th 7.00 PM to 7.23 PM Crowd of a few hundred gathered around the scene
3. August 11th 7.00 PM to 7.23 PM Additional Police are bought in for crowd control
4. August 11th 7.23 PM Patrolman, Lee Minikus arrests three Frye family members Marquette, his brother Ronald, and their mother
5. August 11th 7:40 PM Police leave the scene with those they have arrested leaving behind an angered, tense crowd
6. August 11th 8.00 PM to Midnight angry mob goes on rampage including stoning cars and threatened police in the area.
7. August 12th Black leaders including preachers, teachers, and businessmen try to restore order in the community
8. August 13th Rioting continues with an increase of looting and arson with 100 fire brigades trying to put out fires started by rioters
9. August 13th 14,000 national guardsmen are called in and join the police trying to maintain order on the streets
10. August 14th Lieutenant Governor Anderson appeared on television announcing the curfew which made it a crime for any unauthorized persons to be on the streets in the curfew area after 8:00 p.m
11. August 15th riots and vandalism end
12. August 17th Governor Brown lifts the curfew
The riots ended with 34 dead and 1,032 reported injuries, including 90 Los Angeles police officers, 136 firemen, 10 national guardsmen, 23 persons from other governmental agencies, and 773 civilians. More than 600 buildings were damaged by burning and looting and another 200 buildings were destroyed,

1965 world events


•Australia Joins Vietnam War

•Hindi becomes the official language of India.

•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

•Hurricane Betsy makes landfall in the Bahamas, Florida and Louisiana causing $1 billion dollars worth of Damage

•Pope Paul VI becomes the first Pope to visit the United States

•The Maple leaf becomes Canada’s new national flag symbol
Rhodesia / Zimbabwe

•Rhodesia Declares Unilateral Independence From Great Britain and becomes Zimbabwe

•India and Pakistan Fighting continues to escalate

•Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs escapes from Wandsworth Prison and flees to Brazil.

•Malcolm X shot in New York

•Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads civil rights march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery

•Britain brings in a new Race Relations Act hoping to stop some of the unrest in inner cities

•Cigarette advertising banned on Television in Britain

•The Post Office Tower opens in London

•70 mph speed limit imposed on British roads

•Higher Education Act of 1965 is signed into law providing low-interest loans for students in higher education.

•US Citizens Evacuated due to Civil War in Dominican Republic

•Following attempted coup by communists in Indonesia lead to the murder of over half million people and a transition to the new order led by Major General Suharto.

•Operation Rolling Thunder Launched In Vietnam

•Warren Buffet Gains controlling interest in Berkshire-Hathaway 1965 ( $18.00 per share ) in 2008 ( $150,000 per share )

•Troopers violently confront civil rights marchers in Alabama

•US begins airlift of Cubans wishing to leave Cuba and live in America

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