todayinhistory:

August 2nd 1964: Gulf of Tonkin incident

On this day in 1964, North Vietnamese gunboats allegedly fired on US destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin. The incident was used by the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson to show the aggression of the North Vietnamese communists. Congress then passed the Gulf of Tonkin Joint Resolution which authorised the President to intervene in Vietnam to counter “communist aggression”. Thus, Johnson was authorised to send troops into Vietnam to fight the communist North and help the South. There was no formal declaration of war by Congress. It was later confirmed that the USS Maddox in fact fired first on the North Vietnamese.

gentlemanlosergentlemanjunkie:

 Edgar Wallace Mystery Magazine, Vol. 1, no. 1, August 1964.
(via Rough Edges: Monday Morning Digest Magazine: Edgar Wallace Mystery Magazine, August 1964 (Vol. 1, Number 1))
navyhistory:

On 31 July 1964 the all-nuclear task force comprised of US Navy warships USS Long Beach  (CGN 9), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), and USS Bainbridge (DLGN 25) left Norfolk, VA to begin Operation Sea Orbit, circumnavigating the globe without refueling. In this photo taken prior to departure,  members of Enterprise's crew are in a flight deck formation spelling out Albert Einstein's equation for nuclear energy. NHHC image KN 09027.

navyhistory:

On 31 July 1964 the all-nuclear task force comprised of US Navy warships USS Long Beach (CGN 9), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), and USS Bainbridge (DLGN 25) left Norfolk, VA to begin Operation Sea Orbit, circumnavigating the globe without refueling. In this photo taken prior to departure,  members of Enterprise's crew are in a flight deck formation spelling out Albert Einstein's equation for nuclear energy. NHHC image KN 09027.

likeleaves:

Queensboro Bridge, Evelyn Hofer (1964)

likeleaves:

Queensboro Bridge, Evelyn Hofer (1964)

yokos-my-favorite-beatle:

Yoko and her second husband Tony Cox performing Bag Piece at Tokyo’s Sogetsu Art Center in 1964. One of Yoko’s inspirations for bagism was the children’s book Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. In the story, a wise fox tells the prince that in order to understand the world, we have to look beneath the surface. "One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes."
Photo by Yasuhiro Yoshioka, courtesy of Yoko Ono.

"Bag Piece" premiered  in summer of 1964 along with "Cut Piece". Critic Heather la Bash describes how Ono’s performances were labelled for different audiences:

Again, the performers were a mix of Japanese and American. Ono’s Cut Piece and Bag Piece are not marked in any specific ways as American or Japanese and were in fact performed in both countries. Again the overarching label, this time “American” in a Japanese context, appeared to be strategic rather than descriptive.”

yokos-my-favorite-beatle:

Yoko and her second husband Tony Cox performing Bag Piece at Tokyo’s Sogetsu Art Center in 1964. One of Yoko’s inspirations for bagism was the children’s book Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. In the story, a wise fox tells the prince that in order to understand the world, we have to look beneath the surface. "One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes."

Photo by Yasuhiro Yoshioka, courtesy of Yoko Ono.

"Bag Piece" premiered  in summer of 1964 along with "Cut Piece". Critic Heather la Bash describes how Ono’s performances were labelled for different audiences:

Again, the performers were a mix of Japanese and American. Ono’s Cut Piece and Bag Piece are not marked in any specific ways as American or Japanese and were in fact performed in both countries. Again the overarching label, this time “American” in a Japanese context, appeared to be strategic rather than descriptive.”

bookloversbynight:

“They don’t have to think. Just be afraid naturally and pulling together. Like specks of mercury rolling into the big piece. Like little specks of mercury rolling into bigger specks and then bigger and then just one piece, and nothing to be scared about or hurt about because you’re just a piece of a bigger piece getting bigger rolling across the land into an ocean of mercury…” 
- Ken Kesey, Sometimes a Great Notion

bookloversbynight:

“They don’t have to think. Just be afraid naturally and pulling together. Like specks of mercury rolling into the big piece. Like little specks of mercury rolling into bigger specks and then bigger and then just one piece, and nothing to be scared about or hurt about because you’re just a piece of a bigger piece getting bigger rolling across the land into an ocean of mercury…” 

- Ken Kesey, Sometimes a Great Notion

babylonfalling:

Vanguard ad for a series of records that came out of the 1964 Newport Folk Festival.

babylonfalling:

Vanguard ad for a series of records that came out of the 1964 Newport Folk Festival.

radicalarchive:

'Declaration of Santiago', Fidel Castro, Fair Play For Cuba Committee, Toronto, 1964.

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radicalarchive:

'Declaration of Santiago', Fidel Castro, Fair Play For Cuba Committee, Toronto, 1964.

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howdoyoudotoday:

Stills from Andy Warhol’s film “Empire,” 1964.