On this day in 1964, President Johnson wrote a message to the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development.
THE GREAT TASK of our time is to bring the fruits of economic well-being to all peoples in a world of peace and freedom. The nations of the world have gathered in Geneva for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development to discuss together how to move ahead in accomplishing this task. On behalf of the people and Government of the United States of America, I hereby pledge our strongest cooperation in this great joint endeavor.
On this day in 1965, President Johnson had a telephone conversation with Nicholas Katzenbach. They discussed cigarette labeling; smoking; the appointments of Fred Vionson and Jr., Edwin Weisl, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; the aftermath of the Selma march; the Voting Rights Bill; LBJ’s position and the votes on the poll tax; constitutional amendments banning poll taxes and lowering the voting age to 18; and the Hispanic vote.