Medicare makes debut 50 years ago

first_img Published 3:00 am Thursday, July 30, 2015 By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Secrets Revealed The year 1965 doesn’t seem that long ago to senior adults but, perhaps, a lifetime ago to the Y Generation.But, for most all Americans, July 1965 is significant primarily because, on July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared War on Poverty and signed the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.Other important happenings in July 1965 included Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s address, “The American Dream” which was delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on July 4. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day J.K Rowling, British novelist, was born in Yate, Gloucestershire on July 31.So, no matter to which generation Pike Countians belong, the month of July 1965 has significance, if not today, just down the path that leads to the Medicare roll, if there is such a roll on down the road.A tag to the happenings in the month of July.On July 29, 1981, the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer took place at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. The ceremony was a traditional Church of England wedding service. The marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana was widely billed as a “fairytale wedding” and the “wedding of the century.” It was watched by an estimated global TV audience of 750 million. The United Kingdom had a national holiday on that day to mark the wedding.After all the fanfare, the fairytale had a tragic ending. This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Email the author On July 10, Two F-4C Phantom II fighter of the 45th Tactical Fighter Squadron shot down two MiG-17 fighters over Vietnam, scoring the U.S. Air Force’s first aerial victories of the Vietnam War.The next day, a U.S. Air Force 551st Airborne Early warning and Control Wing FC-121H Warning Star crashed in the Atlantic Ocean off Nantucket, Mass., killing 16 of the 19-man crew.On July 25, Bob Dylan elicited controversy among folk purist by “going electric” at the Newport Folk Festival.On July 28, President Lyndon Johnson announced his order to increase the number of United States troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000 and to more than double the number of men drafted per month from 17,000 to 35,000. A day later, Maria Callas gave her last operatic performance as “Tosca” at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.On July 8, a bomb exploded in a rear lavatory aboard Canadian Pacific Air Lines Flight 21 in mid-air over British Columbia blowing the tail section off. The aircraft crashed, killing all 52 people on board.Also on July 8, Jim Morrison ran into former UCLA classmate Ray Manzarek in Venice Beach, California. After hearing some of Morrison’s songs, Manzarek agreed to form “The Doors” with him. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Medicare makes debut 50 years ago Latest Stories You Might Like Distinguished young women participants visit with officials SUBMITTED PHOTOThe participants are pictured with Troy Mayor Jason Reeves, far right. Reeves is a sponsor of a cash scholarship… read more Skip Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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