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* 1876 – Stylianos Gonatas, Greek military officer and politician ( d. 1966 )
It is one of the very few songs of the 1960s to cast the military in a positive light, yet it became a major hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard charts for five weeks in 1966.
* 1966 – A Canadair CL-44 chartered by the United States military crashes into a small village in South Vietnam, killing 129.
An annual commemoration, in the form of a military parade, was held each year on Easter Sunday, culminating in a huge national celebration on the 50th anniversary in 1966. began to write of it in terms of a " blood sacrifice ".
* 1966In Syria, Baath party member Salah Jadid leads an intra-party military coup that replaces the previous government of General Amin Hafiz, also a Baathist.
From 1966 the military was extensively involved in politics, mounting several coups.
This period of Konfrontasi, an economic, political, and military confrontation lasted until the downfall of Sukarno in 1966.
This led directly, and was used as a point, to the French withdrawal from the integrated military command of NATO in 1966.
In economics, Holt's tenure began with the phasing in of Australia's new system of decimal currency, launched on 14 February 1966, and it was marked by a major realignment of commercial and military ties away from the UK and towards the US and Asia.
Reported in The Australian on 1 July 1966, Holt's speech concluded with a remark which has come to be seen as encapsulating his unquestioning support for Johnson, for America's Vietnam policy and for continued Australian military involvement in the Vietnam War:
On 20 December 1966, Holt announced that Australia's military force in Vietnam was to be increased again to 6, 300 troops plus an additional twelve tanks, two minesweepers and eight bombers.
* 1966 – The Nigerian First Republic, led by Abubakar Tafawa Balewa is overthrown in a military coup d ' état.
* 1966 – The French military explodes a nuclear test bomb codenamed Aldébaran in Mururoa, their first nuclear test in the Pacific.
* 1966 – A military coup takes place in Upper Volta ( later Burkina Faso ), dissolving the National Parliament and leading to a new national constitution.
* 1966 – After a policy dispute, Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky of South Vietnam's ruling junta launches a military attack on the forces of General Ton That Dinh, forcing him to abandon his command.
* 1966 – Military Prime Minister of South Vietnam Nguyen Cao Ky sacked rival General Nguyen Chanh Thi, precipitating large-scale civil and military dissension in parts of the nation.
There has been a strong military coup culture, between 1966 and 1999 10 Military Coups in Nigeria took place.
In addition, Stroessner's economic policies had boosted exports and investment and reduced inflation, and the military coups in Brazil in 1964 and Argentina in 1966 also improved the international climate for nondemocratic rule in Paraguay.
* 1897 – Alfred Wintle, Russian-English military officer and author ( d. 1966 )
Arif died in a plane crash in 1966, in what was probably an act of sabotage by Ba ' athist elements in the Iraqi military.
The system ended with the military coup of 1966.
The government lasted until 1966 when-after much unrest including mass demonstrations and strikes by students, labor unions, and civil servants-the military intervened.
In Argentina, the successive military coups that overthrew constitutional governments installed de facto governments in 1930, 1943 – 1945, 1955 – 1958, 1966 – 1973 and 1976-1983, the last of which combined the powers of the presidential office to those of the National Congress.
In January 1966, a group of primarily eastern Igbo led a military coup during which 30 political leaders including Nigeria's Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and the Northern premier, Sir Ahmadu Bello were killed.

1966 and coup
On 1 January 1966, following a swift and almost bloodless coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa assumed power as president of the Republic.
This measure tipped the balance in favor of Alawite officers who staged a coup in 1966 and for the first time placed Damascus in the hands of the Alawites.
In a second coup ( 1965 ), he assumed the office of Prime Minister in 1966 and then established a presidential form of government headed by himself in 1967.
In 1966 four cabinet members were arrested on charges of complicity in an attempted coup, tried by a military tribunal, and publicly executed in an open-air spectacle witnessed by over 50, 000 people.
Another coup in June 1966, the so-called Argentine Revolution, brought Onganía to power.
He had reached the rank of lieutenant colonel by 1966 and in 1968 he and Major Boris Martínez led a successful coup d ' état against the recently elected president of Panama, Arnulfo Arias, after only eleven days in office, when he tried to order Torrijos to a foreign post.
Jean-Bédel Bokassa (; 22 February 1921 – 3 November 1996, also known as Bokassa I of Central Africa and Salah Eddine Ahmed Bokassa ), a military officer, was the head of state of the Central African Republic and its successor state, the Central African Empire, from his coup d ' état on 1 January 1966 until 20 September 1979.
As relations between the two factions became worse, the Military Committee initiated the 1966 Syrian coup d ' état which ousted the National Command led by al-Razzaz, Aflaq and their supporters.
The 1966 coup split the Ba ' ath Party between the Iraqi-led Ba ' ath movement and the Syrian-led Ba ' ath movement.
After the military coup, Sarney was a member of the ARENA, the political party of the military government and was elected as governor of the state of Maranhão in 1966, serving until 1971.
Following the 1966 Syrian coup d ' état against the leadership of Michel Aflaq, the Arab Socialist Ba ' ath Party split in two ; one Damascus-based ( Syrian-led ) Ba ' ath Party and one Baghdad-based ( Iraqi-led ) Ba ' ath Party.
He flew combat missions from Luang Prabang until 22 October 1966, when he once again attempted a coup.
In an attempt to regain control of the church, the pro-Jones group led a failed coup attempt during the Fifty-Ninth Holy Convocation in 1966.
In 1966, Jean-Bédel Bokassa took power in a coup d ' état.
After the 1966 military coup, the rulers promulgated a law establishing terms of four years, terms which were never completed because of political instability.
He drafted the constitution of the Organisation of African Unity ( OAU ); and also the first constitution of Ghana ( the first UK African colony to achieve independence ) which lasted for nine years until the coup of 1966.
Denard helped put down an attempted coup on behalf of Tshombe by Katangan separatists in July 1966.
The current text was chosen some time after the 1966 coup in Ghana.

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