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Sesame Street is an American educational children's television series combining both education and entertainment. Sesame Street is well known for its Muppets characters created by Jim Henson.
The ATM was invented in 1969. it allowed bank customers to make transactions from anywhere in the world.
President Richard M. Nixon announces his new Vietnam policy, declaring the Nixon Doctrine that expected Asian allies to care for their own military defense. This policy, and all Vietnam war policies, would be heavily protested throughout the remainder of the year. On November 15, 1969, more than two hundred and fifty thousand anti-Vietnam war demonstrators marched on Washington, D.C. to peacefully protest the war.
July 20, 1969, 4:18 p.m., one of the biggest events of history happened. Apollo 11 landed on the moon, astronauts aboard. Neil Armstrong's famous speech for the historical steps "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
Quarterback Joe Namath of the AFL champion New York Jets guaranteed a victory over the NFL champ Baltimore Colts. Few believed this would happen as the Colts had won 15 of 16 games, and been the class of football that year. However, happen it did, with the Jets prevailing 16-7. The AFL had won its first Super Bowl Championship. After 1970 the NFL and AFL merged, and the Super Bowl became the NFL championship game.
Apollo 8 was launched from KSC Launch Complex 39, on a Saturn V booster. Apollo 8 was the first spacecraft to be launched by a Saturn V with a crew on board, and that crew became the first men to fly around the moon.
Yale admits its first female students. Yale University is a private Ivy League university located in New Haven, Connecticut.
Shirley Shirley was a political figure who was decades ahead of her time. She was elected America's first black woman to Congress.
Richard M. Nixon is elected for president. He was the 37th President of the United States, in office from 1969 to 1973.
Shortly after midnight , Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated by Sirhan B. Sirhan. He was assassinated in the ballroom of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
Allen K Breed invents an air bag that deploys and inflates automatically on violent impact. It works using nitrogen gas.
In 1968 the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs was established. In response to growing drug culture in the U.S.
Martin Luther King Jr. was killed by a single gun shot which hit him in the face and neck.He was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
Ford's Theatre, the site of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 in Washington, D.C., was reopened to the public. It had been restored to its original appearance and use as a theatre, now comprising the Ford's Theatre National Historic Site.
Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt went with a few friends to Cheviot Beach. Holt went into the ocean for a swim. At first, his friends could see him swimming. As the waves grew more ferocious, his friends soon realized that he was in trouble. They shouted at him to come back, but the waves kept him away from the shore. A few minutes later, they had lost him. He was gone.
South African surgeon Christian Barnard preformed the first Heart Transplant on 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky in South Africa. The surgery was a success, but the patient dies after complications set in.
handheld calculater built. Blaise Pascal invented the first digital calculator to help his father with his work collecting taxes.
Douglas Engelbart completely changed the way people interacted with computers when he invented the computer mouse in 1964. His creation was made from wood and had two gear-wheels that sat perpendicular to one another so as to allow movement on one axis. When you moved the mouse the horizontal wheel moved sideways and the vertical wheel slid along the surface.
The Six-Day War of June 5-10, 1967 was a war between the Israeli army and the armies of the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. The Arab states of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria also contributed troops and arms. At the war's end, Israel had gained control of the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights. The results of the war affect the geopolitics of the region to this day.
Mickey Mantle hits his 500th home run. He does this on May 20 1967.
Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee are killed on the launch pad when a flash fire engulfs their command module during testing for the first Apollo/Saturn mission. They are the first U.S. astronauts to die in the line of duty.
The game was between Green bay Packers and The Kansas City Chiefs. The Green Bay Packers won, the score was Green Bay Packers 35, Kansas City Chiefs 10.
Walt Disney, was the creator of Mickey Mouse and a Pioneer of animated films. He died of cancer on December 15, 1966, but his legend lives on.
In October of 1966, in Oakland California, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The Panthers practiced militant self-defense of minority communities against the U.S. government, and fought to establish revolutionary socialism through mass organizing and community based programs.
In 1966 Botswana gained independance from Great Britian. After this it was one of the world's poorest countries. But just after independence, the timely discovery of the world's richest diamond fields were made in the country.
"Where No Man Has Gone Before" was the first Start Trek eposide, on NBC. It was not a popular show at first but as the shows continued airing more people began to watch and love Start Trek.
The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from 11 July to 30 July. England beat West Germany 4–2 in the final, winning the World Cup for the first time.
The first practical bar code scanner was invented in 1966.It made identification and data collection easier by making It automatic. The bar code scanner became commercially popular in stores because it can identify any item and other applications.
The Cultural Revolution was a comprehensive reform movement in China initiated by Mao Zedong, to eliminate counterrevolutionary elements in the country's institutions and leadership. It was characterized by political zealotry, purges of intellectuals, and social and economic chaos.
Twister was submitted to be patented by Charles F. Foley and Neil Rabens in 1966, but it did not become a success until Eva Gabor played it with Johnny Carson on television's Tonight Show on May 3, 1966.
Batman is a 1960s American television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It stars Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin two crime-fighting heroes who defend Gotham City.
The Northeast Blackout of 1965 was a significant disruption in the supply of electricity on November 9, 1965, affecting Ontario, Canada and Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, and New Jersey in the United States. Over 30 million people and 80,000 square miles (207,000 km2) were left without electricity for up to 12 hours.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Two significant portions of the act; the outlawing of the requirement of potential voters to take a literacy test in order to qualify and the provision of federal registration of voters in areas with less than 50% of all voters registered.
Stephanie Kwolek’s research with high performance chemical compounds for the DuPont Company led to the development of a synthetic material called Kevlar which is five times stronger than the same weight of steel. Kevlar is the material used in bullet proof vests.
The 25th admendment is passed on July 6, 1965.The 25th Amendment to the constitution is ratified which deals with succession to the Presidency
Edward H. White Jr. became the first man to walk in space. His space ship was called the Gemini 4.
A famous movie starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Nicholas Hammond.It is about a woman leaving an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
In response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident of August 2 and 4, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson decided to escalate the Vietnam Conflict by sending U.S. ground troops to Vietnam. On March 8, 1965, 3,500 U.S. Marines landed near Da Nang in South Vietnam; they are the first U.S. troops arrive in Vietnam.
Malcolm X was an African American nationalist and religious leader. One week after his home was firebombed, Malcolm X was shot to death by Nation of Islam members while speaking at a rally of his organization in New York City.
James Russell invented the compact disk in 1965. James Russell was granted a total of 22 patents for various elements of his compact disk system. However, the compact disk did not become popular until it was mass manufactured by Philips in 1980.
Democratic incumbent Lyndon Johnson is elected president of the United States. He defeats Republican Barry Goldwater by the largest margin in American history. Johnson wins 61% of the popular vote and 486 of 538 Electoral College votes.
Hundreds of students at the University of California, Berkeley spontaneously surround a police car as it attempts to remove a political activist for engaging in political advocacy on campus. Roughly 3000 students will join the 32-hour protest marking the beginning of Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement.
President Johnson signs the Equal Opportunity Act. Poviding funding for youth programs, antiproverty measures, and small business loans.
The show followed the comic adventures of seven castaways as they attempted to survive and ultimately escape from the island where they were shipwrecked. Their escape plans constantly fail because Gilligan goofs up or visitors to the island leave without sending help.
The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams' New Yorker cartoons. The 30-minute series was shot in black-and-white and aired for two seasons in 64 installments on ABC from September 18, 1964 to April 8, 1966.
Bewitched is an American situation comedy originally broadcast for eight seasons on ABC .The show is about a witch who marries a mortal and tries to lead the life of a typical suburban housewife.
The destroyer USS Maddox, while performing a DESOTO patrol, was engaged by three North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats of the 135th Torpedo Squadron. At the end of this sea battle three North Vietnamese torpedo boats were damaged, and four North Vietnamese sailors were killed and six were wounded; there were no U.S. casualties.
The Civil Rights Act was a landmark piece of legislation in the United States. It outlawed major forms of discrimination against African Americans and women, including racial segregation
On June 12, 1964, Nelson Mandela and seven of his comrades were jailed for life in what became known as the Rivonia Trial. He was sent to jail because of his anti-apartheid activities.
Palestine Liberation Organization was an establishment of an independent Palestinian state. It is organized into three main bodies: the eighteen-strong Executive Committee serves as the decision-making body of the PLO and includes members from the major commando, forces; the Central Committee, which advises the Executive Committee and is made up of 60 members; and the Palestinian National Council (PNC) which is the legislative body of the PLO and elects the Central Committee.