• On this day in 1965, President Johnson called a conference on natural beauty to meet with panels of conservationists, industrialists, government officials and private citizens.

    The topics the President proposed for discussion were:

    • a solution to the problems of automobile junkyards
    • the possibility of underground installation of utility transmission lines
    • policies of taxation which would not penalize or discourage conservation and the preservation of beauty
    • areas in which the Federal Government could help communities develop their own programs of natural beauty
    • the possibility of a tree-planting program.

  • On this day in 1967, Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson visited the U.S. Pavilion at EXPO in Montreal.