This was the year of the Protests of 1968. January 5 – Prague Spring, Alexander Dubček is chosen as the leader of the Communist Party in Czechoslovakia, January 8 – British Prime Minister Harold Wilson endorses the Im Backing Britain campaign for working an additional half-hour each day without pay. January 14 – The Green Bay Packers defeat the Oakland Raiders by the score of 33-14 in Super Bowl II at the Miami Orange Bowl, January 15 – An earthquake in Sicily kills 380 and injures around 1,000. January 17 – Lyndon B. Johnson calls for the non-conversion of the U. S. dollar, January 21 Vietnam War – Battle of Khe Sanh, One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins, ending on April 8. A U. S. B-52 Stratofortress crashes in Greenland, discharging 4 nuclear bombs, January 22 – Rowan & Martins Laugh-In debuts on NBC. January 23 – North Korea seizes the USS Pueblo, claiming the ship violated its territorial waters while spying, January 25 – The Israeli submarine INS Dakar sinks in the Mediterranean Sea, killing 69. January 28 – The French submarine Minerve sinks in the Mediterranean Sea, January 30 – Vietnam War, The Tet Offensive begins, as Viet Cong forces launch a series of surprise attacks across South Vietnam. January 31 Việt Cộng soldiers attack the US Embassy, Saigon, nauru president Hammer DeRoburt declares independence from Australia. February 1 Vietnam War, A Viet Cong officer named Nguyễn Văn Lém is executed by Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, the event is photographed by Eddie Adams. The photo makes headlines around the world, eventually winning the 1969 Pulitzer Prize, the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central Railroad merge to form Penn Central, the largest ever corporate merger up to this date. February 6–February 18 – The 1968 Winter Olympics are held in Grenoble, february 11 Border clashes take place between Israel and Jordan. Madison Square Garden in New York City opens at its current location, february 12 – Vietnam War, Phong Nhị and Phong Nhất massacre. February 13 – Civil rights disturbances occur at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, february 17 – Administrative reforms in Romania divide the country into 39 counties. February 19 The Florida Education Association initiates a mass resignation of teachers to protest state funding of education and this is, in effect, the first statewide teachers strike in the United States. NET televises the very first episode of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, february 24 – Vietnam War, The Tet Offensive is halted, South Vietnam recaptures Huế. February 25 – Vietnam War, Hà My massacre, february 27 – Ex-Teenagers singer Frankie Lymon is found dead from a heroin overdose in Harlem. March 7 – Vietnam War, The First Battle of Saigon ends, march 8 – The first student protests spark the 1968 Polish political crisis. Vietnam War, Battle of Lima Site 85, the largest single combat loss of United States Air Force members during the then-secret war later known as the Laotian Civil War
Juan Manuel Abal Medina Jr.
Juan Manuel Abal Medina, Jr. is an Argentine academic, political scientist, and author. He was appointed Communications Secretary by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in 2011, Abal Medina was born in Buenos Aires. The elder Abal Medinas brother, Fernando Abal Medina, founded the far-left Montoneros organization and his familys political activities resulted in their persecution during the dictatorship installed in 1976, and in 1982, they sought exile in Mexico. He enrolled at the University of Buenos Aires, and earned a Licentiate in Political Science in 1994 and he received a fellowship from the National Research Institute in 1995, and earned a PhD in Political Science in 2000 at the Latin American Social Sciences Institute, in Mexico City. He was given the additional post of Assistant Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers in August 2008, the latter appointment coincided with the Presidents replacement of Alberto Fernández for Sergio Massa at the powerful Cabinet Chiefs post. Kirchners death in October 2010 would be followed by his advisers appointment as Communications Secretary by President Cristina Kirchner in January 2011, the post made him the chief spokesperson for the President, and gave him aegis over the public relations offices of other important government bureaus. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner named Abal Medina as Cabinet Chief for her newly elected term to replace Aníbal Fernández, sobrerrepresentación, reforma política y gobierno dividido en la Argentina, with Ernesto Calvo. Los partidos latinoamericanos en la era neoliberal, with Marcelo Cavarozzi, los partidos políticos, ¿un mal necesario. Muerte y Resurrección de la Representación Política, los senderos de la nueva izquierda partidaria. Evaluando el desempeño democrático de las instituciones políticas argentinas, participación y Control ciudadanos, el funcionamiento de los mecanismos institucionales electorales y societales de accountability vertical en la Argentina, with Marcelo Cavarozzi. Secretaría de Comunicación Pública Jefatura de Gabinete de Ministros
DJ Abass is a media & entertainment consultant, broadcaster, DJ & compere based in the United Kingdom. He is the CEO of the entertainment and media management outfit – DJAMEDIA and he is also well known in the Nigerian and African community in the United Kingdom for presenting and co-producing the television show Intro and the Big Nigerian Independence Intro Jam series. DJ Abass was born in London on 9 January 1968 to Kolawole Rasak Tijani and Deborah Kojusola Tijani, a nurse and midwife. He then moved to Nigeria with his brother where he was educated at Mate Nursery and Primary School, Lagos, Baptist Academy, Obanikoro, Lagos. He then went on to the University of Ado-Ekiti where he obtained a degree in Political Science, DJ Abass is the first of four children and also has two older half brothers. In 2000, DJ Abass was a member of the Nigerian DJs Association UK chapter. In 2002, moved into management when he met trio of Soji Adebayo, Michael Orebiyi. He subsequently started to manage the group which went on to be one of the hottest indigenous Nigerian acts in the UK. The band featured as headline act at many events notably The BIG Nigerian Independence Intro Jam, DJ Abass also met and mentored the artiste KAS in this period and took him along on a musical trip to Nigeria in 2006. In 2003, DJ Abass presented and co-produced a live show on television on the hit music program Intro Live with Dj Abass. The program exclusively showcased Nigerian and African music acts through live interviews, Intro Live was a two-hour TV show and the brainchild of his good friend Ayo Shonaiya. It aired on Ben TV and was all over Europe. Intro the TV show then had successful spin-offs in the Intro concert series which included The BIG Nigerian Independence Intro Jam, The Intro Summer Jam and The Intro Christmas Jam. The Nigerian pop star Dbanjs debut solo performance was at the 2004 edition of the BIG Independence Intro Jam, DJ Abass is the CEO of DJAMEDIA. It has been responsible for some of the biggest and most prestigious entertainment events within the African social network, DJAMEDIA is the leading organiser of Nigerian and Nollywood movie premieres in the United Kingdom. Notable among such premieres it has produced and co-produced are Fifty, When Love Happens, The First Lady, The Figurine, The Mirror Boy, Anchor Baby, Bursting Out, Family on Fire, and Kiss & Tell. Other DJAMEDIA projects include football matches in the UK involving the Super Eagles, concerts, comedy shows, Super Eagles vs Black Stars of Ghana International Friendly in London October 2011. Kanu Heart Foundation UK Charity Gala 2006, Official DJ Intro Independence Tour, Napoli Italy, London UK and Dublin Ireland 2005
Luis G. Abbadie
Luis G. Abbadie is a Mexican writer specializing in horror, paganism, pseudobibliographies and paramythologies, including horror and fantasy short stories. He has contributed frequently to the Cthulhu Mythos and he has coordinated workshops and given courses on these topics. He has been a recipient of grants from the Fondo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes de Jalisco and he has collaborated on anthologies and magazines in Spain, France, Argentina, and North America. Abbadie was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, during his literary development, he participated in workshops coordinated by Flaviano Castañeda Valencia, Víctor Manuel Pazarín, Gabriel Gómez, and others. When El último relato de Ambrose Bierce was first published, only 250 copies were issued, in 1996, a new edition of this work was announced, but it was supposedly canceled before it was ever brought to fruition. The journal El Informador mentioned that this edition was published. El grito de la máscara contains El último relato de Ambrose Bierce and it was re-edited by Cibermancia Editores retitled as El último relato de Ambrose Bierce. Since 1992, Abbadie has worked on his story of the Necronomicon, based on. El Necronómicon, un comentario is a synthesis of his work compiled up to that time, due to his various writings on the subject, he is considered an expert in the Necronomicon. Of Gods and Time is his first book in English and his most recent book is 2012, El código secreto del Necronomicón. He is the author of an essay about horror literature that has published several times in Mexico, Argentina. Luis G. Abbadie has studied paganism and neopaganism and he has focused on the study of Wicca for some time. He distanced himself from it and completely changed his position and he outlined connections between what he chose to call Stregoneria and paganism. Stregheria is represented in published works such as Raven Grimassi as popular neopaganism, Abbadie wrote El Sendero de los Brujos, a book directed toward young readers as they are the ones recently attracted to neopaganism. In it, he tries to clarify very basic misunderstandings that he has observed among Latin American neopagans and he also attempts to give orientation to neophytes in Wicca and neopaganism. He has formed a group studying reconstructed Stregoneria. El último relato de Ambrose Bierce, re-published and expanded as El último relato de Ambrose Bierce. El último relato de Ambrose Bierce, republication of El grito de la máscara