1969 in the United States

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1969 in the United States
Years: 1966 1967 196819691970 1971 1972

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President Johnson, 1969

Events from the year 1969 in the United States.

Incumbents

Federal Government

Events

January 20: Richard Nixon becomes President

January

February

March

April

  • April – A grassroots movement of Berkeley community members seizes an empty lot owned by the University of California to begin the formation of "People's Park."
  • April 9 – The Harvard University Administration Building is seized by close to 300 students, mostly members of the Students for a Democratic Society. Before the takeover ends, 45 are injured and 184 arrested.[1]

May

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May 9, 1969: excursion train on the Salt Lake, Garfield and Western Railway as part of the 1969 Golden Spike Centennial

June

July

July 21, 02:56 UTC: First Moon walk

August

September

October

1969 Wal-Mart logo

November

December

Undated

  • The first Gap store opens, in San Francisco.
  • Reported as being the year the first strain of the AIDS virus (HIV) migrated to the United States via Haiti.[3]
  • A grassroots movement of Berkeley community members seizes an empty lot owned by the University of California to begin the formation of "People's Park."
  • The notorious weather station of Mount Washington, New Hampshire records the heaviest calendar year precipitation in the US east of the Cascades with 130.14 inches (3,305.6 mm), beating the previous record of Rosman, North Carolina by 0.54 inches (13.7 mm).[4]

Ongoing

Births

Deaths

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mitchell K. Hall (2008). "Chronology". Historical Dictionary of the Nixon-Ford Era. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-6410-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Robert H. Goddard. The New York Times. astronauticsnow.com/history/goddard/index.html 090118 astronauticsnow.com
  3. AIDS Virus Came to US Via Haiti
  4. Maximum Annual Precipitation by State

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