This Day In History: 03/20/1965 - LBJ Sends Troops to Alabama

Author:
Video Rating:
TV-PG
Video Duration:
1:00

On this day in history, March 20th, many historical events occurred. Russ Mitchell recalls some of these events in this video clip from This Day in History. The book Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe was published in book form on this day. John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono got married and Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones became the first aviators to fly around the world in a hot air balloon. Also, Lyndon B Johnson sent troops to Alabama at the request of Governor George Wallace to ensure that the Civil Right's Movement would be peaceful.

RELATED CONTENT