America's government health insurance programme, plus Chinua Achebe and Bruce Lee.
America's government health insurance programme Medicare came into force in July 1966. Plus, Chinua Achebe's seminal African novel Things Fall Apart, the Srebrenica massacre, an anti-semitic murder trial in Imperial Russia - and the death of martial arts star Bruce Lee.
PICTURE: President Lyndon B Johnson signs the Medicare Bill with Harry S Truman in Independence, Missouri on July 30, 1965. (AP Photo)