Berkeley Takes A Dive – Judy Takes A Tumble – June 30, 1968
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Not all the news that happened on this June 30th in 1968, but enough to keep you on your toes.
During one of their hourly “news capsules”, KMPC in Los Angeles reported the second straight night of demonstrations in Berkeley, with Police firing teargas into the crowd, estimated at around 4,000 reportedly blocking four main streets leading to the UC Berkeley campus. Berkeley Police reported at least three fires had been started, and some three police were injured. No reports on how many students were injured or arrested.
And singer Judy Garland collapsed while performing before an audience of some 5,000 at the Garden State Arts Center in New Jersey the night before. No report on her condition, but spokespeople said the collapse was due to exhaustion.
And that’s just a small portion of what happened this June 30th in 1968.
Nobody ever said history was dull on a day-to-day basis.