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  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 9, 1969

    Neil Armstrong

    The official announcement of Apollo 11

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 9, 1969

    The crew of Apollo 11 was officially announced on January 9, 1969, as Armstrong, Collins, and Aldrin, with Lovell, Anders, and Fred Haise as the backup crew.




  • Italy
    Saturday Jan 18, 1969

    Audrey Hepburn

    Andrea Dotti married Hepburn

    Italy
    Saturday Jan 18, 1969

    Hepburn met her second husband, Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti, on a Mediterranean cruise with friends in June 1968. She believed she would have more children and possibly stop working. They married on 18 January 1969.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Jan 20, 1969

    Richard Nixon

    Nixon was Inaugurated as President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Jan 20, 1969

    Nixon was inaugurated as president on January 20, 1969, sworn in by his onetime political rival, Chief Justice Earl Warren. Pat Nixon held the family Bibles open at Isaiah 2:4, which reads, "They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks." In his inaugural address, which received almost uniformly positive reviews, Nixon remarked that "the greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker" a phrase that would later be placed on his gravestone.




  • West Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Tuesday Mar 25, 1969

    Communist insurgency in Sarawak

    Indonesian forces eliminated the Third Branch of the SPGF at Songkong

    West Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Tuesday Mar 25, 1969

    On 25 March 1969, Indonesian forces eliminated the Third Branch of the SPGF at Songkong in West Kalimantan following a two-day battle, wiping out the Sarawak People's Guerrilla Force's largest corps.




  • California, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 8, 1969

    Internet

    Host Software

    California, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 8, 1969

    ARPANET development was centered around the Request for Comments (RFC) process, still used today for proposing and distributing Internet Protocols and Systems. RFC 1, entitled "Host Software", was written by Steve Crocker from the University of California, Los Angeles, and published on April 7, 1969. These early years were documented in the 1972 film Computer Networks: The Heralds of Resource Sharing.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Apr 14, 1969

    Neil Armstrong

    The reason for choosing Armstrong to be the First

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Apr 14, 1969

    A press conference on April 14, 1969, gave the design of the LM cabin as the reason for Armstrong's being first; the hatch opened inwards and to the right, making it difficult for the lunar module pilot, on the right-hand side, to exit first.




  • Khartoum, Sudan
    Sunday May 25, 1969

    First Sudanese Civil War

    The Second Military Coup

    Khartoum, Sudan
    Sunday May 25, 1969

    After a second military coup on 25 May 1969, Col. Gaafar Nimeiry became Prime Minister and promptly outlawed political parties.


  • England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 2, 1969

    Freddie Mercury

    Mercury was registered a citizen of the United Kingdom and colonies

    England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 2, 1969

    As Zanzibar was a British protectorate until 1963, Mercury was born a British subject, and on 2 June 1969 was registered a citizen of the United Kingdom and colonies after the family had emigrated to England.


  • North Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Sunday Jul 13, 1969

    Communist insurgency in Sarawak

    Sarawak Communist Organisation created the North Kalimantan People's Guerrilla Force

    North Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Sunday Jul 13, 1969

    To replace the decimated SPGF, the Sarawak Communist Organisation created the North Kalimantan People's Guerrilla Force at Nonok on 13 July 1969.


  • Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 16, 1969

    Neil Armstrong

    Apollo 11 Launch

    Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 16, 1969

    A Saturn V rocket launched Apollo 11 from Launch Complex 39 site at the Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969.


  • New Delhi, India
    Wednesday Jul 16, 1969

    Indira Gandhi

    Minister of Finance

    New Delhi, India
    Wednesday Jul 16, 1969

    On 17 July 1969, She became the Minister of Finance of India until 27 June 1970.


  • NASA Headquarters, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Jul 20, 1969

    Richard Nixon

    The United States won The Race to Land Astronauts on The Moon

    NASA Headquarters, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Jul 20, 1969

    After a nearly decade-long national effort, the United States won the race to land astronauts on the Moon on July 20, 1969, with the flight of Apollo 11. Nixon spoke with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during their moonwalk. He called the conversation "the most historic phone call ever made from the White House"


  • The Moon
    Monday Jul 21, 1969

    Neil Armstrong

    The Second human to walk on the Moon

    The Moon
    Monday Jul 21, 1969

    About 19 minutes after Armstrong's first step, Aldrin joined him on the surface, becoming the second human to walk on the Moon. They began their tasks of investigating how easily a person could operate on the lunar surface. Armstrong unveiled a plaque commemorating the flight, and with Aldrin, planted the flag of the United States.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Tuesday Jul 22, 1969

    Juan Carlos I

    The Spanish Parliament ratifie on Juan as The Prince of Spain

    Madrid, Spain
    Tuesday Jul 22, 1969

    Franco decided to skip a generation and name Juan de Borbón's son, Prince Juan Carlos, as his personal successor. Franco hoped the young prince could be groomed to take over the nation while still maintaining the ultraconservative and authoritarian nature of his regime. In 1969, Juan Carlos was officially designated heir-apparent and was given the new title of Prince of Spain (not the traditional Prince of Asturias). As a condition of being named heir-apparent, he was required to swear loyalty to Franco's Movimiento Nacional, which he did with little outward hesitation. His choice was ratified by the Spanish parliament on 22 July 1969.


  • North Pacific Ocean
    Thursday Jul 24, 1969

    Neil Armstrong

    Return to Earth

    North Pacific Ocean
    Thursday Jul 24, 1969

    After they re-entered the LM, the hatch was closed and sealed. While preparing for the liftoff from the lunar surface, Armstrong and Aldrin discovered that, in their bulky space suits, they had broken the ignition switch for the ascent engine; using part of a pen, they pushed the circuit breaker in to activate the launch sequence. The Eagle then continued to its rendezvous in lunar orbit, where it docked with Columbia, the command and service module. The three astronauts returned to Earth and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, to be picked up by the USS Hornet.


  • England
    Wednesday Aug 20, 1969

    The Beatles

    The Last Occasion on which all Four Beatles Were Together

    England
    Wednesday Aug 20, 1969

    The completion and mixing of "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" on 20 August 1969 was the last occasion on which all four Beatles were together in the same studio.


  • South Vietnam
    Tuesday Sep 2, 1969

    Vietnam War

    Ho Chi Minh Death

    South Vietnam
    Tuesday Sep 2, 1969

    In September 1969, Ho Chi Minh died at age seventy-nine.


  • Vietnam
    Thursday Sep 4, 1969

    Ho Chi Minh

    The Mourning

    Vietnam
    Thursday Sep 4, 1969

    A week of mourning for his death was decreed nationwide in North Vietnam from 4 to 11 September 1969.


  • England
    Saturday Sep 20, 1969

    The Beatles

    Lennon Announced His Departure

    England
    Saturday Sep 20, 1969

    Lennon announced his departure to the rest of the group on 20 September, but agreed to withhold a public announcement to avoid undermining sales of the forthcoming album.


  • Vietnam
    Wednesday Oct 15, 1969

    Vietnam War

    The Vietnam Moratorium

    Vietnam
    Wednesday Oct 15, 1969

    On 15 October 1969, the Vietnam Moratorium attracted millions of Americans.


  • Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Monday Oct 27, 1969

    Vietnam War

    Operation Giant Lance

    Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Monday Oct 27, 1969

    On 27 October 1969, Nixon had ordered a squadron of 18 B-52s loaded with nuclear weapons to race to the border of Soviet airspace to convince the Soviet Union, in accord with the madman theory, that he was capable of anything to end the Vietnam War ("Operation Giant Lance").


  • U.S.
    Saturday Dec 6, 1969

    Internet

    4-node network was connected

    U.S.
    Saturday Dec 6, 1969

    By December 5, 1969, a 4-node network was connected by adding the University of Utah and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Building on ideas developed in ALOHAnet, the ARPANET grew rapidly.


  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Wednesday Dec 10, 1969

    Nobel Prize

    Economic Science's Prize

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Wednesday Dec 10, 1969

    The following year, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was awarded for the first time. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences became responsible for selecting laureates. The first laureates for the Economics Prize were Jan Tinbergen and Ragnar Frisch,The Board of the Nobel Foundation decided that after this addition, it would allow no further new prizes.


  • Argentina
    Saturday Dec 13, 1969

    Pope Francis

    Priesthood

    Argentina
    Saturday Dec 13, 1969

    In 1967, Bergoglio finished his theological studies and was ordained to the priesthood on 13 December 1969, by Archbishop Ramón José Castellano.


  • United Kingdom
    Thursday Dec 18, 1969

    James Bond

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    United Kingdom
    Thursday Dec 18, 1969

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service is a 1969 spy film and the sixth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions. It is based on the 1963 novel by Ian Fleming. Following Sean Connery's decision to retire from the role after You Only Live Twice, Eon Productions selected George Lazenby, a model with no prior acting credits, to play the part of James Bond. During the making of the film, Lazenby announced that he would play the role of Bond only once.


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