October : Scientists announced findings that smoking can cause cancer. Civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for advocating a policy of non-
November : President Johnson soundly defeated Republican challenger Barry Goldwater to win a second White House term as the 36th president. Australia began a draft to fulfil its commitment in Vietnam. Vatican abolished Latin as the official language of Roman Catholic liturgy.
December :, Kenya formally became a republic. Britain’s House of Commons voted to ban the death penalty. Parliament voted to abolish the death penalty. India and Ceylon were hit by a cyclone and 4,850 were killed. Syrian-