CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 SIGNED INTO LAW President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law then talks about the landmark bill's purpose. The president uses 100 pens to affix his signature then passes these out afterwards to supporters including Martin Luther King.
Date: July 2, 1964 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:02:50:00, With Audio
1964 LE MANS GRAND PRIX & CARNIVAL More than 250,000 people gather to enjoy the annual Le Mans Grand Prix endurance race, and a carnival for those duller moments of the 24-hour race. Some also nap, shave and play golf to pass the time until Italian amateurs Jean Guichet and Nino Vaccarella cross the finish line first.
HENRY CABOT LODGE RESIGNS AMBASSADOR POST U.S. Ambassador to South Vietnam Henry Cabot Lodge resigns in a bid for the upcoming presidential elections. He is succeeded by Army Chief of Staff Maxwell D. Taylor, who in turn is replaced by General Earle G. Wheeler. President Johnson gives a speech following these governmental changes.
EAST & WEST COAST HORSE RACING The Suburban Handicap at New York's Aqueduct Racetrack sees Kelso beaten by Iron Peg in a very close race. At a Hollywood Park race across the country South Africa's Colorado King scores his first U.S. victory by six lengths.
ALL-STAR GAME OF 1964 The 35th All-Star baseball game gets under way at New York's Shea Stadium. The teams continually tie until the 9th inning when Johnny Callison hits a fast ball into the right field scoring three home runs and the game 7-4 for the National League.
1964 REPUBLICAN PARTY CONVENTION San Francisco, California hosts the Republican Party Convention where the party will nominate their choice for president. Arrivals include Nelson Rockefeller, Margaret Chase Smith, Harry Cabot Lodge and more. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
GOLDWATER & LBJ ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater receives a warm homecoming welcome upon his return to Phoenix after the Republican National Convention. Meanwhile President Johnson relaxes and holds a press conference at his ranch in Stonewall, Texas.
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