It was a very good year …

August 14, 2009 at 9:30 am Leave a comment

1969. It was a VERY good year.  Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. Huge.  Out of this world huge.  The space program was supported by the country and it was a time of great pride.  Then there was Woodstock. How could you not think of Woodstock, especially with the new movie coming out. By the way, the book it was based on was a good read.  Another big event – I was born. See, told you, it was a very good year!   Here are some really cool facts about 1969 that you know, with a few thrown in you might not know:

  • The first men on Moon, Neil Armstrong & Edwin Aldrin, Apollo 11
  • Woodstock Festival held in NY August 15 to August 18th
  • Supreme Court rules that the 1st Amendment applies to public schools.  Pop quiz – what’s the 1st Amendment?
  • 1st temporary artificial heart
  • The first test flight of the supersonic Concorde
  • 1st flight of the Boeing 747
  • 1st Wendy’s opens
  • Last public performance of the Beatles, Paul marries Linda, John marries Yoko
  • Last issue of Saturday Evening Post – no more Normal Rockwell covers
  • Phil Esposito becomes first NHL Player to score 100 points in a season
  • Golda Meir becomes Israel’s 4th Prime Minister
  • New York Yankees’ Mickey Mantle announces his retirement from baseball
  • Hurricane Camille strikes U.S. Gulf Coast kills 255
  • Charles Manson commits Tate-LaBianca murders
  • Mary Jo Kopechne dies at 28, in Ted Kennedy’s car
  • “Sesame Street” premieres on PBS
  • First ATM
  • Wal-Mart incorporates
  • GAP is founded

That’s right, 1969 was a very good year indeed and these are just some of the big highlights. There are many, many more.  Looking back at history can be an educative experience and not everyone likes those. But it can also be incredibly fun and enlightening too.  Hope you enjoyed the trip down memory lane with me!


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