1964
THIS YEAR IN LAS VEGAS ...

WHILE IN THE WORLD ...

Lady Luck Opens
Lady Luck opens this year. Its original name is ''Honest John's''.
It starts as a newsstand and smoke shop, offering just 17 slot machines.

The Tonkin Incident
On August 5, in the Gulf of Tonkin North Vietnamese torpedo boats attack two American destroyers. However, it will never be clear whether this fact was just an excuse for retaliation.
Two days after, the U.S: Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which authorizes President Lyndon B. Johnson to freely decide further attacks to North Vietnam.
With this resolution the presence of Americans in Vietnam will experience a huge escalation (up to 500,000 soldiers in 1968), to fight a war that has never been declared.

The End of Khrushchev Era
In October, Nikita Khrushchev is forced to ''voluntary'' resign. During the past 11 years of his presidency, he has made an enemy of everybody. Leonid Brezhnev will follow him.
The Soviet bureaucracy is against him, for his attempts to decentralize the power; the military as well, because he neglects conventional weapons to support nuclear weapons.
After the failure of his industrial and agricultural plans, and after the hostility of China, 200 members of the Politburo reach him in his Black Sea dacha) to convince him to resign.

Cassius Clay becomes World Champion
The 22-year-old Cassius Marcellus Clay, gold medal at the Olympic Games, beats also the heavy weight champion, Sonny Liston. While Liston is much tougher, Clay is amazingly fast.
Cassius Clay (or Muhammad Alž, the name he has chosen when he has joined to the Islam) will lose his title in 1967, when for religious reasons he will refuse to go enter in the U.S. Army.

The Quarks
Particle physicist Murray Gell-Mann proposes the existence of sub nuclear particles, that he calls ''quarks'', a term derived from James Joyce's ''Finnegans Wake''.
Quarks are devised to explain some symmetries in the family of hadrons and mesons. The theory of quarks will also predict he existence of some new particles.

What happened in the LV's site in the years before 1905? View Decade's Time line View Decade's Time line View Decade's Time line View Decade's Time line View Decade's Time line View Decade's Time line View Decade's Time line View Decade's Time line View Decade's Time line View Decade's Time line The Future of Las Vegas
  Las Vegas 2005 Logo Las Vegas Centennial - Las Vegas 2005 Homepage Las Vegas Centennial - Past of Las Vegas Las Vegas Centennial - Present of Las Vegas Las Vegas Centennial - Future of Las Vegas Las Vegas Centennial - Las Vegas Fun Las Vegas 2005 Logo

          Copyright © 2002-2005 NetPhilosophy.Com All rights Reserved - Privacy Policy Statement - Disclaimer - Contact us