1968 Historical Events

San Francisco, 1968
In an era when much of the nation's attention is focused on San Francisco, Ghiradelli Square and the Cannery are transformed from empty warehouses into San Francisco landmarks in a massive beautification project.

California, 1968
Congress approves and President Johnson signs a bill creating Redwood National Park to save hundreds of acres of trees in Northern California. President Johnson calls the act "a monument to the wisdom of our generation."

United States, 1968
In separate incidents, the lives of prominent African American leaders and civil rights activists Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are ended tragically and prematurely by assassins' bullets.


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