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Domestic Operations Division of the CIA is formed
CIA assists in assassination of India's Nehru
Civil Rights Act of 1964; fundamental change reshapes both Republican and Democratic parties
US presence in Vietnam escalates sharply after "Gulf of Tonkin" incident, where US warships are supposedly attacked by North Vietnamese vessels
USSR's Khruschev ousted in favor of Leonid Brezhnev

"When the operation of the machine becomes so've got to throw your body upon the wheels, upon the gears, upon the levers, and upon all the apparatus of the machine, and you've got to make it stop." -- Mario Savio, leader of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, 1964