Monday, March 2, 2009

Way back time 1969….

Gas per Gallon 35 cents

Richard Nixon becomes President of the United States

250,000 march on Washington in protest at the Vietnam War

The first man is landed on the moon on the Apollo 11 mission by the United States and Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the Moon. and the famous words "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." will become part of our history

Hurricane Camille hits the Mississippi coast killing 248 people

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Established

Chappaquiddick Affair Senator Edward Kennedy driving a car plunges into a pond and a body of a woman passenger is found in the car

Members of a cult led by Charles Manson murder five people

Wal-Mart incorporates as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc

The Death Penalty is Abolished in the UK

Woodstock attracts more than 350,000 rock-n-roll fans

The U.S. Air Force closed its Project ( Blue Book ) concluding there was no evidence of UFO's

First transplant of human eye

The Microprocessor ( a miniature set of integrated circuits ) is invented opening the way for the computer revolution that followed

Internet invented by USA US military (Sorry Al….)

These Bikes...

And some special music


chessie said...

I remember the year well. I was living in Greece at the time. A 13 y/o kid who rode her first motorycle by 1960. Granted, it was only a 50cc moped kinda thing...but the rest is history.
Thanks for the memories...
OH...and I didn't hear about Woodstock until we moved to Germany, in Dec. of '69. Then the movie came out...and I was a lost soul, seeking love, music, and motorcycles.

chessie said...

Damn it, that was supposed to read "in 1969"....stupid caffine induced fingers....sigh....