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Friday, 6 November 2009

Stuff that happened in 1969.

With the fortieth anniversary of Sesame Street occurring this coming Tuesday, it recently struck me that a lot happened the year I was born. Here then is a selection of events from 1969 (in no particular order), in youtuberous glory.


Nixon becomes the 37th President of the United States (it didn't work out so well):



The Beatles played their last 'gig', on the roof at Abbey Road:




Robin Knox-Johnston becomes the first person to sail around the world solo, without stopping to go to the toilet or eat land flesh:





John & Yoko get married and do the 'bed-in' thing in Amsterdam & Montreal:


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The New York 'Stonewall Riots' mark the 'official' beginning of the 'gay rights movement':



The Football War breaks out between El Salvador and Honduras:



Neil & Buzz go for a walk, 200000 miles from home:



Battle of the Bogside (the week before I was born, not too far down the road):



Woodstock (just a few days before I was born, a chunk farther away):



The Internet's Daddy was born:



Mario Puzo's 'The Godfather' was published (so many to choose from but I went with the hospital scene):



Monty Python's Flying Circus premieres: