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1960's By Kwabena Asare - Bediako

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    The 1960's was a type period where man kind took a big leap forward in many different directions such as technology and human rights.
  • Stockholm

    Immunologist Sir Frank MacFarlane Burnet shares Nobel Prize for Medicine with Briton Peter Medawar.
  • Australian TV

    Australian TV
    Federal Government directs all future TV commercials to be made in Australia.
  • Thalidomide

    ThalidomideObstetrician Dr William McBride confirms the anti nausea drug thalidomide is linked to birth defects.
  • Melbourne Bushfires

    Melbourne Bushfires
    Bushfires rage through the Great Divide and the Dandenong Ranges on the edge of Melbourne, killing 8 people and destroying hundreds of houses.
  • Telstar

    telstarAT&T launches Telstar, the first satellite to carry TV broadcasts - broadcasts are now internationally relayed.
  • Nuclear Test Ban

    Nuclear Test Ban
    Nuke test banAustralia becomes the first nation to endorse the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
  • Land Rights

    Land Rights
    Land Rights Police evict the Mapoon community on Cape York Peninsula and raze community buildings to allow bauxite mining. This becomes the focus for the growing issues of aboriginal land rights.
  • HMAS

    HMASThe aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne collides with the destroyer HMAS Voyager, cutting it in half and killing 82 of the Voyager's officers
  • Land speed record

    Land speed record
    Donald Campbell's world land speed record attempt in Bluebird at Lake Eyre.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    WarPrime Minister Menzies commits Australian troops to fight in Vietnam.
  • Last to hang

    Last to hang
    Last to hangRonald Ryan is the last man to hang in Australia for the murder of a prison warder while escaping from Melbourne's Pentridge Jail. His execution would result in the abolition of the death penalty.
  • Meckering's Destruction

    Meckering's Destruction
    EarthquakeThe town of Meckering destroyed by biggest earthquake yet recorded in Australia. The quake measured 6.9 on the Richter Scale.
  • Man takes first steps on the Moon

    Man takes first steps on the Moon
    First man on moon Neil Alden Armstrong born August 5, 1930 is an American former astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor, United States Naval Aviator, and the first person to set foot upon the Moon.