1928 - Born on the 3rd of March.
1929 - Immigrated to US.
1956-1957 - Salazar worked in Petaluma for The Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
1959 - He moved on to the San Francisco News and in accepted the opportunity to work for The Los Angeles Times.
- On the 29th of August, he was covering the National Chicano Moratorium March, organized to protest the disproportionate number of Hispanic Americans killed in the Vietnam War.
1971 - He was posthumously awarded a special Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and after the controversy of his death had subsided, Laguna Park the site of the 1970 rally and subsequent police action - was renamed Salazar Park in his honour.
1999 - The California Chicano News Media Association established the annual Ruben Salazar Journalism Awards.
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