Events in History in 1969 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 356 of 356

  • Jun 29 1st Jewish worship service at the White House
  • 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
  • Jun 30 Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco

Historic Event

Jul 1 Investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales is watched by large crowds in Caernarfon, Wales and by millions on television

  • Jul 1 Shelby Singleton buys Sun Records from Sam Phillips
  • Jul 3 Soviet N1 rocket explodes just after launch off at Baikonur Cosmodrome - one of the largest-ever non-nuclear human-made explosion, debris spread over 10 km
  • Jul 4 "Give Peace a Chance" by Plastic Ono Band is released in UK
  • Jul 4 The Ohio Fireworks Derecho kills 18 Ohioans and destroys over 100 boats on Lake Erie.
  • Jul 4 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 6 Frente Obrero y Liberacion (FOL) forms in Curacao
  • Jul 7 Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English language
  • Jul 7 German newspaper Der Spiegel reveals Bishop Defregger of Munich is a war criminal
  • Jul 8 IBM CICS is made generally available for the 360 mainframe computer
  • Jul 8 US troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam
  • 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 families in Belfast are forced to move from their homes

Historic Event

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 13 Russia launches unmanned Luna 15 to Moon
  • Jul 14 "Futbol War" between El Salvador and Honduras begins
  • 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  • Jul 14 The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.
  • Jul 19 Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit

Historic Event

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)
  • Jul 21 Russia's Luna 15 impacts moon after 52 lunar orbits
  • 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

Historic Event

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, Louisiana
  • Aug 1 Mariner 6 sends close-up photos of Mars

Historic Event

Aug 2 US President Richard Nixon visits Romania

  • Aug 5 Mariner 7 flies past Mars
  • Aug 9 Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders
  • 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 14 British Army deploys on the streets of Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of Operation Banner
  • Aug 14 In response to events in Derry, Irish nationalists hold protests throughout Northern Ireland, some of these became violent
  • Aug 16 First performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Auditorium Theater, Chicago)
  • Aug 16 V.V. Giri is elected the fourth President of India
  • Aug 17 Hurricane Camille strikes US coastline and kills 259 people (mainly in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana)
  • Aug 20 69 cm rainfall in Nelson County, Virginia (state record)
  • Aug 21 Fire in Al-Aksa-mosque in Jerusalem
  • Aug 21 First Gap clothing store opens in Ocean Avenue, San Francisco
  • Aug 22 Gloria O Smith (NY) crowned 2nd Miss Black America
  • Aug 24 Peru nationalizes US oil interests
  • Aug 27 Lindy's Pride wins Hambletonian Stakes
  • Aug 27 Mike Procter hits six consecutive sixes (across two overs)
  • Aug 30 Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Historic Event

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

  • 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 Airlines flight 853 collides with a Piper Cherokee above Indiana, kills all 83 occupants
  • 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 Canton Schaffhausen reject female suffrage
  • Sep 19 UCLA fires professor Angela Davis for being a communist; termination was overturned in court and she was later fired for using inflammatory language
  • Sep 22 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 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 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Sep 29 Jackie DeShannon gets Gold Record for "Put Little Love in Your Heart"
  • Sep 30 Atlanta's 10th straight win, clinches NL West pennant
  • Oct 1 Concorde 001 jet airplane test flight breaks sound barrier
  • Oct 1 Guernsey & Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps
  • Oct 1 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 2 US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians
  • Oct 4 Last wooden passenger subway cars retired at Brooklyn Myrtle Beach
  • Oct 4 UN starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva headquarters
  • Oct 8 The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Oct 11 -28] Rome: 2nd bishop synod
  • Oct 11 Soyuz 6 launched; Soyuz 7 & 8 follow in next 2 days
  • Oct 11 Three people shot dead during street violence in the loyalist Shankill area of Belfast
  • Oct 12 1st time 5 people in space simultaneously (Soyez 6 & Soyez 7)
  • Oct 12 KDB-AM in Santa Barbara, California changes call letters to KAPN
  • Oct 12 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 7 is launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in southern Kazakhstan
  • Oct 13 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 8 is launched
  • Oct 14 Palme government forms in Sweden
  • Oct 14 Race riots in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Oct 14 The United Kingdom introduces the 50p (fifty-pence) coin, replacing the ten-shilling note, in anticipation of currency decimalisation in 1971
  • Oct 14 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 15 Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated
  • Oct 15 Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war
  • Oct 16 Soyuz 6 returns to Earth
  • Oct 17 NY Nets move from Comack to Island Garden, Hempstead NY
  • Oct 17 Plastic Ono Band's "Cold Turkey" is released in UK
  • Oct 17 Soyuz 7 returns to Earth
  • Oct 18 Federal government bans use of cyclamates artificial sweeteners
  • Oct 18 Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kanter arrested for marijuana possession
  • Oct 18 Soyuz 8 returns to Earth
  • Oct 19 Oakland Darryle Lamonica passes for 6 touchdowns vs Buffalo (50-21)
  • Oct 21 Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)

Election of Interest

Oct 21 German statesman Willy Brandt is elected chancellor of West Germany (1969-1974)

  • Oct 21 Leonard Gersh's "Butterflies are Free" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 21 Maj Gen Mohamed Siad Barre becomes President of Somali
  • Oct 22 KAPN-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KDB-AM
  • Oct 27 Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to John Tinbergen

Historic Event

Oct 27 Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization known as Nader's Raiders

  • Oct 27 St Vincent & Grenadines gains associated status with Britain
  • Oct 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 29 US Supreme Court orders end to all school segregation "at once"
  • Oct 29 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Oct 31 Eastside race riot in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Nov 3 Congo president Mobutu visits Belgium
  • Nov 9 "Bridge over Troubled Water" single recorded by Simon & Garfunkel

Historic Event

Nov 12 Author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn expelled from the Soviet Writers Union

  • Nov 12 US army announces investigating William Calley for alleged massacre of civilians at Vietnamese village of My Lai in March, 19
  • Nov 14 2nd Vietnam Moratorium Day in US
  • Nov 14 Apollo 12 (Conrad/Gordon/Bean) launched for 2nd manned Moon landing
  • Nov 15 1st Jackson Five record to enter top 100 (I Want You Back)

Vietnam War Moratorium Demonstration

Nov 15 An estimated 2 million people take part in the Vietnam War Moratorium demonstration across the United States

  • Nov 15 Wendy's Hamburgers, American fast food restaurant chains founded by Dave Thomas opens in Columbus, Ohio
  • Nov 16 1968 Mỹ Lai massacre of between 347 and 504 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians by US soldiers is first reported
  • Nov 17 SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland
  • Nov 18 Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi assigned to the Tate and LaBianca murders, will eventually convict Charles Mason for orchestrating the killings
  • Nov 19 Apollo 12's Charles Conrad and Alan Bean become the 3rd and 4th humans on the Moon
  • Nov 20 Alcatraz Island, off San Francisco, is seized by militant Native Americans
  • Nov 21 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 22 Isolation of a single gene announced by scientists at Harvard University
  • Nov 24 Apollo 12 returns to Earth
  • Nov 24 Lt William L Calley charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial
  • Nov 24 West German President Heinemann visits The Netherlands
  • Nov 26 Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon
  • Nov 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 1 LAPD Police Chief Edward Davis announces warrants for the arrest of the Manson cult for murder
  • Dec 1 US government holds its 1st draft lottery since WW II
  • Dec 2 Boeing 747 jumbo jet 1st public preview (Seattle to NYC)
  • Dec 5 Four-node ARPANET network is established
  • Dec 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 6 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Dec 8 Greek DC-6B crashes in storm at Athens, 93 killed
  • Dec 8 Police surprise attack on Black-Panthers in LA
  • Dec 11 Libya adopts constitution
  • Dec 12 Offices of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed, killing 14
  • Dec 14 Bishen Bedi takes 7-98 (career-best) v Australia at Calcutta
  • Dec 15 San Francisco Fire Department replaces leather helmets with plastic ones
  • Dec 16 "War is Over! If You Want It, Happy Christmas from John & Yoko" posters begin appearing
  • Dec 16 British House of Commons votes 343-185 to abolish the death penalty
  • Dec 17 USAF closes Project Blue Book, concluding no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings
  • Dec 18 House of Lords votes to abolish the death penalty in England, Wales and Scotland (Northern Ireland 25 July 1973)
  • Dec 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 25 5 Israeli gunboats escape from Cherbourg harbor
  • Dec 25 India all out for 163 at Madras v Aust, Ashley Mallett 5-91
  • Dec 28 Dallas Cowboy kicker Mike Clark, attempting an on-side kick against Cleveland, missed the ball
  • Dec 28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 31 Congo-Brazzaville becomes People's republic, under major Ngouabi