Sunday, June 20, 2010

June 19, 1969

1969 was 1969 was memorable, full of news and momentous events.

•Richard M. Nixon is inaugurated 37th President of the US (Jan. 20).
•The United States, USSR, and about 100 other countries sign the nuclear nonproliferation treaty.
•27-year-old Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi deposes King Idris of Libya and establishes a pro-Arabic, anti-Western, Islamic republic.
•Kathy and Brian get married June 19.
•Sen. Edward M. Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving scene of fatal accident at Chappaquiddick, Mass. (July 18) in which Mary Jo Kopechne was drowned—gets two-month suspended sentence
•Apollo 11 astronauts—Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., —take first walk on the Moon (July 20).


Dennis Warner said...

In January of 1969 the New York Jets upset the Baltimore Colts in the Super Bowl after Joe Namath guaranteed the Jets would win. To this day many consider that upset the biggest in Super Bowl history. And in October another New York team, the "Miracle Mets," upset the Baltimore Orioles 4 games to 1.

Kathy and Brian said...

Thanks for those additions. As Dickens said in A Tale of Two Cities, It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.