September 3, 1964 - U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson speaks at signing of the 1964 Wilderness Act, creating the National Wilderness Preservation System and setting aside 9.1 million acres as forever protected from development, including about 1 million acres in what was then the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
July 1, 1968 - Taking a break from his campaign for the presidency, Eugene McCarthy reads his own poetry to a group of students at a Minnesota university (possibly St. Johns).
April 4, 1971 - Benjamin Spock speaking at Augsburg College. Address was in honor of the Minnesota 8, sponsored by the Minnesota 8 Defense Committee. Topics of Spock’s address were on politics, social injustice, environment, and health. Spock’s speech was initially interrupted by women right’s protesters, reading excerpts from his book that the protesters viewed as marginalizing women.
April 21, 1971 - Captain John Kerry at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearings. Kerry appeared before a U.S. Senate committee hearing on proposals relating to ending the war. Transcript: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Vietnam_Veterans_Against_the_War_Statement
May 9, 1971 - Writer and philosopher Ayn Rand speaking at the Ford Hall Forum. Rand’s speech is titled “The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution" based on a 1971 collection of essays, in which Rand she argues that religion, the New Left, and similar forces are irrational and harmful.
February 15, 1972 - MPR’s Bob Potter reports on local Corporate War Crimes Investigation Conference sponsored by the Honeywell Project.
April 30, 1972 - Existential psychologist and author Dr. Rollo May gives lecture, entitled "The Courage to Create," at Central Presbyterian Church in Saint Paul as part of The Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research memorial ‘Paul Tillich: Celebration of a Life.’
May 1, 1972 - MPR’s Rosemary Dahlen reports on architect and futurist Buckminster Fuller, who delivered the keynote address for the University of Minnesota's Earth week 72’. Fuller believes that global resources can support the entire population with higher standard of living, using current technology.
May 2, 1972 - Kitty Kelly, a freelance writer for Time Magazine, speaking at luncheon meeting of the Minnesota Press Club while in Minneapolis. Kelly told the group about the world of Women's Wear Daily.
May 7, 1972 - Dr. Rollo May, author, theologian and psychoanalyst speaks at a gathering in memory of Paul Tillich. He reminisces on his relationship with Tilich and delivers his address "Love and the Daimonic.”