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June 24th, 1964

On this day in 1964, President Johnson met with Prime Ministers Robert Gordon Menzies of Australia and George Andreas Papandreou of Greece.

June 24th, 1967

Birth of first grandchild: Partick Lyndon Nugent Birth of first grandchild: Partick Lyndon Nugent
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On this day in 1967, LBJ left the Glassboro Conference to give gold cups to his grandson.

Just after midnight, President Johnson boarded Air Force One to fly to Texas after appearing at a President’s Club Dinner in Los Angeles, California, on June 23rd. Earlier on June 23rd, Johnson had met with Chairman Aleksei Kosygin of the Soviet Union in Glassboro, New Jersey.

Johnson returned to Texas to visit his first grandchild, Patrick Lyndon Nugent, in Austin, Texas. At Seton Hospital, Johnson presented his daughter, Luci Johnson Nugent, with six small gold cups which Premier Kosygin had given to the President for the baby.

The Johnsons spent the night at the LBJ Ranch, and the following day, the President returned to Glassboro, New Jersey, for more talks with Chairman Kosygin.