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  • Yasser Arafat, founder of the Al-Fatah resistance movement in 1963, becomes the Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).
  • First flight in France of the Concord 001 supersonic aircraft.
  • Neil Armstrong, a member of the Apollo XI crew, is the first man to walk on the moon.
  • Death in Hanoi of Ho Chi Minh, President of North Vietnam.
  • A massive demonstration against the war in Vietnam takes place in Washington: 250 000 Americans participate.

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