August 12, 1964 – James Bond creator Ian Fleming dies

On this day in 1964, the British author and journalist Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, the world’s most famous fictional spy, dies of a heart attack at age 56 in Kent, England.

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July 31, 1964 – Ranger 7 photographs Moon

July 31, 1964 – Ranger 7 photographs Moon

Ranger 7, an unmanned U.S. lunar probe, takes the first close-up images of the Moon–4,308 in total–before it impacts with the lunar surface northwest of the Sea of the Clouds.

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July 23, 1964 – Taylor and Khanh have “heated” discussions in Saigon

Ambassador Maxwell Taylor meets twice with South Vietnamese Premier General Nguyen Khanh to register U.S. disapproval of the recent calls by Khanh and Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky to extend the war into North Vietnam.

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