The History of Veterinary Medicine in the 1960's as well as some general history highlights of this decade in America and around the World. Actually, there's not a whole lot of major breakthroughs of interest regarding veterinary medicine. But there were lots of other interesting things happening.
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More and more countries become independent including Senegal, Togo, Madagascar, Italian Somaliland, British Somaliland, Zaire, (formerly Belgian Congo), Gabon, Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Upper Volta, Niger, Chad, Tanganyika, Botswana (Bechuanaland), Rwanda, Zanzibar, Kenya, South Africa, Kuwait, Jamaica, Yemen, Central African Republic. Many of these countries were desparate for help and veterinarians played a role teaching, inspecting, vaccinating, and helping to set up modern poultry, dairy, and swine operations.
Utah Synthetic C alfalfa released
January 24 Algeria uprises against French president De Gaulle
February 13 France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria and thus becomes 4th nuclear nation exploding an A-Bomb in Sahara
February 29 1st Playboy Club, featuring bunnies, opens in Chicago
March 15 Key Largo Coral Reef Preserve established, 1st underwater park
March 17 Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA
March 24 U.S. appeals court rules novel, "Lady Chatterly's Lover," not obscene
April 2 Cuba buys oil from U.S.S.R. and soon becomes a pro-Soviet, anti-American, communist dictatorship
April 10 Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill
May 1 Russia shoots down Francis Gary Powers in a U-2 spy plane U.S.S.R. announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy
May 9 U.S. is 1st country to use the birth control pill legally
May 27 Military coup overthrows democratic government of Turkey
Fidel Castro nationalizes Esso, Shell and Texaco in Cuba Also all US owned sugar factories and Banks
September 14 Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia and Venezuela form OPEC
September 24 USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, launches
September 26 Longest speech in United Nations history (4 hrs, 29 mins, by Fidel Castro)
October 12 Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe at United Nations General Assembly
October 13 Opponents of Fidel Castro executed in Cuba
October 24 Disaster on U.S.S.R. (Baikonoer) launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin and team (165 die-unconfirmed); U.S.S.R. claims killed in plane crash
November 8 John F. Kennedy beats VP Richard Nixon to become U.S. president
December 23 King Saudi of Saudi-Arabia takes power
John Kennedy becomes President
Equine piroplasmosis reported in the U.S. (This is a protozoa disease spread by ticks.)
January 16 Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain
January 25 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (John F. Kennedy)
January 25 Military coup in El Salvador
January 25 Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released
January 31 USAF launches Samos spy satellite to replace U-2 flights
February 10 Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
March 8 U.S. nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from South Carolina in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hrs
April 14 Cuban-American invasion army departs Nicaragua
April 21 French army revolts in Algeria
April 24 John F. Kennedy accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs
May 1 1st U.S. airplane hijacked to Cuba
May 1 Fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba
May 4 U.S. Navy Captain Malcolm Ross reaches 34,668 m (the stratosphere) in balloon
May 5 Alan Shepard becomes 1st American in space (aboard Freedom 7) kind of taking all the news glory away from my name sake’s achievement the day before.
May 8 1st practical sea water conversion plant - Freeport, Texas
May 17 Castro offers to exchange Bay of Pigs prisoners for 500 bulldozers
May 22 1st revolving restaurant (Top Of The Needle in Seattle), opens
May 25 John F. Kennedy sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade
October 6 John F. Kennedy advises Americans to build fallout shelters
October 17 Battle of Paris - police kill 210 Algerians
November 18 John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam
December 17 India seizes Goa and 2 other Portuguese colonies
December 31 1st performance of Beach Boys
December 31 Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than $12 billion
Veterinarians & Scientists at a South American
Conference on Leptospirosis 1961
Veterinarians were active in the Peace Corps which got started in the early 1960s. The picture below is a modern veterinarian working for the Peace Corps and the picture above is from the hit 1966 TV show Daktari about the adventures of a wildlife veterinarian in Africa. In the episode depicted here, he has been injured and is being rescued by his smart and beautiful assistants. The smart one is on the head end as they cross a river full of crodidles.
The Berlin Wall is built
Silent Spring published; documented the effect of chemicals on the environment.
First laboratory test developed to detect bluetongue neutralizing antibody. Bluetongue is a viral disease of cattle spread by insects and makes the tongue swell. It's quite deadly.
January 3 Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome A few years later My dad took me to The Astrodome to see a Cattle Show and Rodeo. I get an autograph from "Hoss and Ben Cartwright" from Bonanza
January 3 Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro
January 24 28 refugees escape from East to West Germany Hundreds of others fail and die
January 26 Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker's
"Twist" is impure and bans it from all Catholic schools
February 5 French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence. He previously declared that Algeria would be forever French.
February 7 President Kennedy begins blockade of Cuba
February 20 John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth in Friendship 7
March 4 AEC announces 1st atomic power plant in Antarctica in operation
March 6 U.S. promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression
March 18 Algerian War ends after 7 years (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees
March 21 A bear becomes the 1st creature to be ejected at supersonic speeds
March 28 Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees
March 29 Argentine President Frondizi flees from the army
April 16 Brazil nationalizes U.S. businesses and leans toward communism
April 23 1st U.S. satellite to reach the moon launched
May 11 U.S. sends troops to Thailand
May 15 U.S. Marines arrive in Laos
September 29 "Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show," debuts on ABC-TV
September 30 John F. Kennedy routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi
October 1 Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests
October 1 Lucy Show premieres
October 8 North Korea reports 100% election turnout, 100% vote for Workers' Party
October 11 2nd Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII
October 20 Chinese army lands in India
October 22 John F. Kennedy imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis
November 6 Saudi Arabia proclaims abolishing slavery
November 20 U.S.S.R. agrees to remove bombers from Cuba, and U.S. lifts blockade
December 23 Cuba starts returning U.S. prisoners from Bay of Pigs invasion
Virulent-virus hog cholera vaccines outlawed.
Discovered Chediak-Higashi syndrome in mink and cattle.
Proved that tropical horse tick, Dermacentor nitens, can transmit equine piroplasmosis.
Discovered that wild carrots give sheep acute sensitivity to sunlight, causing sunburn of sensitive areas.
June 5 State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested
June 8 American Heart Association is 1st agency to campaign against cigarettes
June 10 John F. Kennedy signs law for equal pay for equal work for men and women
October 2 West German Chancellor Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to U.S.S.R.
I think that the fact Canada and the United States would sell The Soviet Union grain is not a big deal. Probably smart. But what's significant is that The Soviets and communist loving leftist Americans were all claiming the great success of the Soviet system … especially their 5 year agricultural programs … when the facts on the ground were that the Soviet system was an utter failure leading to starvation of millions and the need to buy grain from overseas
October 9 French air force gets 1st nuclear weapons
November 21 John F. Kennedy killed in Texas
November 22 Lyndon Baines Johnson sworn in as 36th U.S. president
December 24 Greek and Turks riot in Cyprus
Martin Luther King: Time Man of the Year.
January 8 President Lyndon B Johnson declares "War on Poverty"
January 9 Anti-US rioting broke out in Panama Canal Zone
January 10 Battles between moslems and hindus in Calcutta
January 10 Panama severs diplomatic relations with U.S.
April 17 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base)
May 19 U.S. diplomats find at least 40 secret microphones in Moscow embassy
May 22 Lyndon Baines Johnson presents "Great Society"
June 11 Queen Elizabeth orders Beatles to her birthday party, they attend
July 2 President Johnson signs Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act into law
July 6 Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from U.K. Exactly 20 years later, as a young veterinarian in 1984 I was going to spend the summer in Malawi doing tuburculosis work on swine but ended up not going due to a wife pregnant with our first child. It seemed she didn't want to risk having our baby in the "bush".
August 2 North Vietnam fires on a U.S. destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin (maybe)
August 5 U.S. begins bombing North Vietnam
August 7 Turkey begins air attack on Greek-Cypriots
October 16 China becomes world's 5th nuclear power
November 18 J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as "most notorious liar"
December 10 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
December 15 Canada adopts maple leaf flag
Discovered that addition of vitamins C and E reduced levels of nitrosamines in fried bacon and nitrite-cured products; industry changed processing to minimize consumer exposure to cancer-causing nitrosamines.
January 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. begins a drive to register black voters
January 20 Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain
January 30 State funeral of Winston Churchill
February 1 Martin Luther King, Jr. and 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma Ala
February 7 U.S. begins regular bombing and strafing of North Vietnam
March 8 1st U.S. combat forces arrive in Vietnam (3,500 Marines)
March 19 Indonesia nationalizes all foreign oil companies
April 9 India and Pakistan engage in border fight
April 20 People's Republic China offers North Vietnam military aid
April 24 Military coup under Donald Reid Cabral in Dominican Republic
April 28 U.S. Marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until October 1966
May 3 Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with the U.S.
May 5 1st large-scale U.S. Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam
May 11 1st of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (India)
May 11 Bangladesh windstorm kills 17,000
June 12 Big Bang theory of creation of universe is supported by announcement of discovery of new celestial bodies know as blue galaxies
August 6 Federal Voting Rights Act guarantees black voting rights
August 6 Indian troops invade Pakistan
August 27 Bob Dylan booed off stage in New York's Forest Hills
October 20 Mass arrests of communists in Indonesia
November 27 15,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam in Washington D.C.
Sanford F Ross Dies while working on the invention/improvement of gelatin capsules.
Discussion about problems related to the reproductive tract such as uterine infections, False Pregnancy, lack of milk, Infection of the mammary glands and trouble giving birth. But also fun stuff like new born care. Aso about undescended testicles.
Cardiology Heart disease in Cats, Cardiac Hypertrophy, Valvular disease, Cardiac Insufficiency, Congestive Heart Failure, Heartworm Disease, and a little history about the milestones in treating heart disease
Cats: general information page and directory of diseases and problems specific to cats including vaccine recommendations, leukemia, feline viral infections, feline upper respiratory disease and cats that just aren't feeling well.