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  • Landing on Venus

    Landing on Venus
    USSR Venera 5 luanched for 1st successful planet landing on the planet Venus
  • Led Zepplin

    Led Zepplin
    Led Zepplin release there debut album titled Led Zepplin.
  • Inauguration

    Richard M Nixon is inaugurated as president of the US.
  • Beatles last performance

    Beatles last performance
    The Beatles performed their last ever public performance on the roof of the apple corps building in London. The only eyewitnesses were Apple staff and the film crew, though dozens of people could hear them in the surrounding buildings, and Savile Row below.
  • Oil Spill

    Oil Spill
    A huge oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, California closes the city's harbor.
  • Eurovision

    The Eurovision Song Contest 1969 is held in Madrid, and results in four co-winners, with 18 votes each, from Spain, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and France.
  • HIVÁids

    An American teenager known as 'Robert R.' dies in St. Louis, Missouri, of a baffling medical condition. In 1984 it will be identified as the first confirmed case of HIV/AIDS in North America.
  • Kremlin

    Guided tours begin at the Kremlin and other government sites in Moscow.
  • Crash

    Melbourne-Evans collision: The Australian aircraft carrier Melbourne collides with the U.S. destroyer Frank E. Evans in the South China Sea; 74 U.S. sailors are killed.
  • Stonewall

    The Stonewall riots in New York City mark the start of the modern gay rights movement in the U.S.
  • Vietnam

    Vietnam War: The very first U.S. troop withdrawals are made.
  • First landing on the moon

    First landing on the moon
    The Apollo 11 astronauts return from the first successful Moon landing, and are placed in biological isolation for several days, on the chance they may have brought back lunar germs. The airless lunar environment is later determined to preclude microscopic life.
  • Woodstock

    The Woodstock Festival is held in upstate New York, featuring some of the top rock musicians of the era.
  • Woodstock finishes

    Woodstock finishes
    The Woodstock Festival is held in upstate New York, featuring some of the top rock musicians of the era.
  • Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh
    Ho Chi Minh, former president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam dies.
  • Sesame Street

    Sesame Street
    Sesame Street premieres on the National Educational Television (NET) network.
  • Black Panther

    Black Panther
    Black Panther Party members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot dead in their sleep during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers.