The Events of 1968    (Taken from the "Calendar" booklet)
Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar.
 
                           May
 
                          May - "May of 68" is a symbol of the resistance of that generation. Agitations and strikes in Paris lead many youth to believe that a revolution is starting. Student and worker strikes, sometimes referred to as the French May, nearly bring down the French government.

May 2 - The Israel Broadcasting Authority commences television broadcasts.

May 15 - An outbreak of severe thunderstorms produces tornadoes causing massive damage and heavy casualties in Charles City, Iowa, Oelwein, Iowa, and Jonesboro, Arkansas.

May 17 - The Catonsville Nine enter the Selective Service offices in Catonsville, Maryland, take dozens of selective service draft records, and burn them with napalm as a protest against the Vietnam War.

May 19 - General elections are held in Italy.

May 19 - Nigerian forces capture Port Harcourt and form a ring around Biafrans. This contributes to a humanitarian disaster as the surrounded population was already suffering with hunger and starvation.

May 22 - The U.S. nuclear-powered submarine Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard, 400 miles southwest of the Azores.

May 29 - Soccer: Manchester United defeat SL Benfica 4–1 in the European Cup Final, becoming the first English team to do so, the game being 1–1 at FT, extra time strikes from Best,Kidd and Charlton (who had scored earlier) sealed the game.
 
 
 
                                    
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