1966—Facts About Me
° I was eight years old and in third grade.
° I have no memory of the gift I am holding. It’s most likely a Barbie tennis outfit.
° It’s morning, because I’m rockin’ some blue pajamas.
° Note the half-eaten candy cane in my right hand—probably why my lips are red. (Yes, my parents let me eat candy in the morning. It was Christmas!)
° First episode of the science fiction television series “Star Trek.”
° The Salvation Army celebrates 100 years.
° Hovercraft service begins over the English Channel.
° US has nearly 500,000 troops in Vietnam.
° China under Chairman Mao launches China’s Cultural Revolution and begins purging intellectuals.
° Soviet Union Lands Luna 9 on the moon in February and the US follows in June with the Surveyor 1 soft moon landing.
° The US Supreme Court rules in the Miranda case that police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.