On This Day

Year 1969 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 4 The Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat chairman of the PLO
  • Feb 5 United States population reaches 200 million
  • Apr 7 The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1
  • Jul 20 Apollo 11 lunar module carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin lands on the surface of the Moon; Aldrin and Armstrong walk on the moon seven hours later; Michael Collins remains in orbit in the lunar module
  • Jul 21 Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to step on the Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)
  • Aug 14 British Army deploys on the streets of Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of Operation Banner
  • Sep 1 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi deposes King Idris in the Libyan revolution
  • Oct 15 Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war
  • Nov 15 An estimated 2 million people take part in the Vietnam War Moratorium Demonstration across the United States
  • Nov 19 Apollo 12's Charles Conrad and Alan Bean become the 3rd and 4th humans on the Moon
  • Nov 22 Isolation of a single gene announced by scientists at Harvard University
  • Dec 5 Four-node ARPANET network is established
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Historical Marriages

  • Mar 8 12 year old Marcella Rosciglione becomes Italy's youngest bride in Palermo after Catholic Church gives special permission after she eloped
  • Mar 8 CEO of McDonald's Ray Kroc (66) weds philanthropist Joan Mansfield (40)
  • Apr 11 Future South African president F. W. de Klerk marries Marike Willemse

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