1966 ALSO IN THE NEWS…

History Revealed - - TIME CAPSULE OCTOBER -

4 OC­TO­BER The King­dom of Le­sotho, a na­tion en­tirely sur­rounded by South Africa, is granted its in­de­pen­dence from Bri­tain. Its new govern­ment is based upon a Bri­tish model.

16 OC­TO­BER Bobby Seale and Huey P New­ton cre­ate the Black Pan­ther Party. They draft a ten-point plan, out­lin­ing their de­mands to im­me­di­ately end the in­equal­ity suf­fered by African-Amer­i­cans.

29 OC­TO­BER In television, Dr Who ex­pe­ri­ences his first re­gen­er­a­tion. Pa­trick Troughton took over from Wil­liam Hart­nell af­ter the lat­ter said, “This old body of mine is wear­ing a bit thin”.

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