Test-Ban Treaty between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
Alabama police attack march led by Martin Luther King, Jr., arousing national support for civil rights movement.
ARVN (South Vietnamese army) coup overthrows and assassinates Diem.
Buddhist protests commence.
Sixteen thousand U.S. military personnel in Vietnam.
Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., addresses the Civil Rights march on Washington, D.C.; delivers the I Have a Dream
speech (August 28).
President Kennedy is assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; Lyndon Baines Johnson assumes the presidency (November 22).