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  •  Wow, memories. (9+ / 0-)

    Some days have a whole flood of 'em.

    In 1960, the musical Camelot premiered at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway. It later became associated with the Kennedy administration (though most of them couldn’t sing).

    In 1964, police arrested more than 800 students at UC Berkeley, who had taken over and were conducting a sit-in at the administration building to protest the UC Regents' decision to ban protests on UC property.

    In 1967, in Cape Town, South Africa, a transplant team headed by Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant on a human (53-year-old Louis Washkansky).

    In 1984, at a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, a methyl isocyanate leak killed more than 3,800 people immediately and injured between 150,000–600,000 others. (An estimated 6,000 of them later died from their injuries.) It was one of the worst industrial disasters in history. (But of course we don’t need regulations.)

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