1969 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 404

  • Jun 9 Warren Burger confirmed as US Chief Justice
  • Jun 15 The Campaign for Social Justice publish a second edition of 'Northern Ireland The Plain Truth' which set out the allegations of discrimination against Catholics by Unionists in the region
  • Jun 16 Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell Jr from House
  • Jun 17 "Oh! Calcutta!" opens in NYC (almost entirely in the nude)
  • Jun 18 A report published by the International Commission of Jurists on the British government's policy in Northern Ireland is critical of both the British government and the Northern Ireland government
  • Jun 19 State troopers ordered to Cairo Ill, to quell racial disturbances

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Jun 20 Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Jun 20 Breakaway white Rhodesia agrees to race separation
  • Jun 21 1st reported hearing of pirate radio WGHP (With God's Help Peace)
  • Jun 22 Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance
  • Jun 22 Cleveland's Cuyahoga River catches fire due to pollution
  • Jun 22 The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) stage a protest by blocking the Lecky Road in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Jun 23 French government of Couve de Murville resigns
  • Jun 23 Warren E Burger sworn in as US Supreme Court Chief Justice
  • Jun 23 Twenty-four Africans from the Graaff-Reinet district appeared in the Grahamstown Supreme Court on charges under the Sabotage Act; it is alleged that they had conspired or incited others to kill White people or police in the Graaff-Reinet district in the Cape Province
  • Jun 25 19th Berlin International Film Festival: "Early Works" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 27 Police raid Stonewall Gay Bar in Greenwich Village, NY, about 400 to 1,000 patrons riot against police, it lasts 3 days
  • Jun 28 Stonewall riots begin in New York City.
  • Jun 29 1st Jewish worship service at White House
  • Jun 30 Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco
  • Jun 30 In South Africa, General Laws Amendment Bill is passed; the Bill contains far-reaching provisions and restrictions affecting the administration of justice and the disclosure of evidence
  • Jul 1 Charles Philip Arthur George invested as Prince of Wales
  • Jul 1 Shelby Singleton buys Sun Records from Sam Phillips
  • Jul 2 Ireland bowl out West Indies for 25 at Londonderry, win by 9 wkts
  • Jul 4 "Give Peace a Chance" by Plastic Ono Band is released in UK
  • Jul 4 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 4 The Ohio Fireworks Derecho kills 18 Ohioans and destroys over 100 boats on Lake Erie.
  • Jul 6 Frente Obrero y Liberacion (FOL) forms in Curacao
  • Jul 7 Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English lang
  • Jul 7 German newspaper Der Spiegel reveals Bishop Defregger of Munich is a war criminal
  • Jul 8 US troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam
  • Jul 8 IBM CICS is made generally available for the 360 mainframe computer.
  • Jul 10 Chilean Association of Librarians created
  • Jul 12 As the 'marching season' reaches its height there is serious rioting in Derry, Belfast and Dungiven; many familles in Belfast are forced to move from their homes
  • Jul 13 Russia launches unmanned Luna 15 to Moon
  • Jul 13 North Ireland loyalist Ian Paisley addresses a crowd at Loughgall, County Antrim, and is reported to have said: "I am anti-Roman Catholic, but God being my judge, I love the poor dupes who are ground down under that system."
  • Jul 14 "Futbol War" between El Salvador & Honduras begins
  • Jul 14 The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.
  • Jul 14 A 67-year-old Catholic civilian dies after being attacked by RUC officers in Dungiven; many consider this the first death of 'the Troubles'
  • Jul 14 Francis McCloskey, a Catholic civilian, dies one day after being hit on the head with a baton by an officer of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) during street disturbances in Dungiven, County Derry
  • Jul 15 Rod Carew ties record with his 7th steal of home in a season

1stApollo 11 Bootprint

Jul 16 Apollo 11 launched, carrying 1st men to land on Moon

  • Jul 19 Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit

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Jul 20 1st Moon Landing: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin from Apollo 11, 530 million watch live global broadcast

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin
  • Jul 21 Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to step on the Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)
  • Jul 21 Russia's Luna 15 impacts moon after 52 lunar orbits
  • Jul 22 Aretha Franklin arrested for disturbing the peace in Detroit
  • Jul 22 USSR launches Sputnik 50 & Molniya 1-12 communications satellite
  • Jul 23 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 24 Apollo 11 returns to Earth
  • Jul 25 1st performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Fillmore East, NY)
  • Jul 25 Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving scene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne
  • Jul 26 Sharon Sites Adams, 39, becomes 1st lady to solo sail the Pacific
  • Jul 29 Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars
  • Jul 31 Mariner 6 makes its closest approach to planet Mars at 3410 km
  • Jul 31 National Guard mobilizes in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, La
  • Aug 1 Mariner 6 sends close-up photos of Mars

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Aug 2 US President Richard Nixon visits Romania

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Aug 4 Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a HR outside of Dodger Stadium
  • Aug 5 Mariner 7 flies past Mars
  • Aug 5 Pirate Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a ball out of Dodger Stadium
  • Aug 9 Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders
  • Aug 11 Don Drysdale retires because of damage to his right shoulder
  • Aug 12 Battle of the Bogside: RUC officers, backed by loyalists, entered the nationalist Bogside in armoured cars and tried to suppress the riot by using CS gas, water cannon and eventually firearms; the almost continuous rioting lasted for two days
  • Aug 13 Balt Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
  • Aug 13 Temp Commissioner Bowie Kuhn elected for 7-year term by unanimous vote
  • Aug 14 In response to events in Derry, Irish nationalists hold protests throughout Northern Ireland, some of these became violent
  • Aug 14 British Army deploys on the streets of Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of Operation Banner
  • Aug 17 Hurricane Camille strikes US coastline and kills 259 people (mainly in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana)

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Aug 18 Mick Jagger accidentally shot while filming "Ned Kelly"

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • Aug 20 69 cm rainfall in Nelson County, Virginia (state record)
  • Aug 21 Fire in Al-Aksa-mosque in Jerusalem
  • Aug 22 Gloria O Smith (NY) crowned 2nd Miss Black America
  • Aug 24 Peru nationalizes US oil interests
  • Aug 27 Lindy's Pride win Hambletonian Stakes
  • Aug 27 Mike Procter hits six consecutive sixes (across two overs)
  • Aug 30 Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida

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Sep 1 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi deposes King Idris in the Libyan revolution

Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
  • Sep 2 Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage Yankees at $65,000 a season
  • Sep 2 The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York.
  • Sep 5 Frente Obrero wins Dutch Antilles national elections
  • Sep 8 Suleiman Maghrabi appointed premier of Libya
  • Sep 9 Allegheny 853 collides with Piper Cherokee above Indiana, kills 82
  • Sep 9 Seaplane crashes at Indianapolis, kills 83
  • Sep 10 US performs nuclear test at Grand Valley Colorado
  • Sep 11 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 14 Male voters of Swiss kanton Schaffhausen rejects female suffrage
  • Sep 18 Tiny Tim & Miss Vicky get engaged
  • Sep 22 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Sep 23 Northern Star and Illinois Univ newspaper start rumors that Paul McCartney is dead
  • Sep 24 1st Elvis convention, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati
  • Sep 24 Ton Duc Thang elected president of North Vietnam
  • Sep 24 Trial of "Chicago 8" (protesters at Dem National Conv) begins
  • Sep 26 Bolivia military coup under general Ovando Candia
  • Sep 26 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 28 Minnesota vs Baltimore, gains 530 yards passing!
  • Sep 28 SPD wins West German Parliament elections
  • Sep 29 7th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 7-6
  • Sep 29 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Sep 29 Jackie DeShannon gets Gold Record for "Put Little Love in Your Heart"

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