1969 [ MCMLXIX ]
Protest – Progress – Party
Stonewall Rebellion Early Morning Hours of June 28, 1969
Golda Meir becomes the first female prime minister of Isreal
The Godfather by Mario Puzo is first distributed to booksellers
3/10/69 James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sirhan Sirhan Admits to Shooting Robert F. Kennedy
The 1st Concorde Test Flight
SCOTUS rules 1st Amendment Applies to public schools
Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) terrorists bomb the Montreal Stock Exchange.
“Jumbo Jet” is flown for the first time
Only TV show canceled midway through its first episode
Last Public Performance for the Beatles
Santa Barbara CA Oil Spill – Inspires ‘Earth Day’
Iraqi authorities hanged 14 alleged spies in a public execution in Baghdad
January 20 – Richard Nixon is sworn in as the 37th President of the United States.
First to Officially Employ the Trademark Name ‘Super Bowl’ III
January 12 – The First Led Zeppelin album is released in the USA
Easy Rider (starring Peter Fonda) is the forerunner of a new wave of youth-oriented movies.
5th Dimension Release Aquarius
Jacqueline Bisset in 1969
Nov 20 A group of 80 American Indian college students occupy Alcatraz Island in the name of all tribes.
Dec 26 Timothy Leary is sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession of marijuana
Dec 6 Woodstock of the West, just east of Oakland and Berkeley hire the Hell’s Angels Gang for security that brutally beat fans, killing one.
Aug 15 thru 18 Began as a profit venture becomes a free concert, to be known as Woodstock, in upstate New York
Charles Manson Gang Kills 9 Fully Defenseless People – That Include Pregnant Sharon Tate and the LaBianca’s
Jul 20 Mankind, represented by astronaut Neil Armstrong, steps onto the moon.
Jul 18 Senator Edward Kennedy drives off a bridge and passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, drowns
James Rector, a student who died from shotgun wounds inflicted by the police on May 15, 1969
Apr 9 At Harvard University, Students are Abused by Police for Occupying University Hall
Apr 4 The first artificial heart is implanted into a human
Mar 28 Former President Eisenhower dies of heart failure
COINTELPRO – FBI Targets the Black Panther Party
Mar 20 John Lennon, Beatle, marries Yoko Ono, artist
A State of Extreme Emergency on Berkeley campus
Santa Barbara California Oil Spill
Jews are executed for spying
Paris Peace Talks – Resume
Yippies Hold a Counter-Presidential Inaugural Parade
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