I was born in 1969.
From the website: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1969.html
1969 On July 20th one of mans crowning achievements occurred when American Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon and uttered the immortal words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” . The opposition to the war continued to increase with more and more attending anti war demonstrations and demanding that the US withdrew from Vietnam. The music came from groups including the Doors, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and the Beatles and the most famous music festival of modern times “WOODSTOCK” took place on a New York Farm on August 15th to August 17thwith more than 400,000 avid music fans attending to see the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills Nash and Young and others perform live. fashions reflected the anti war sentiment with military jackets adorned with peace signs, and other trends including long unkempt wild hair and headbands showed the feelings of anti establishment felt by the youth.
- First Concorde test flight is conducted In France
- First transplant of human eye
- Seiko sells the first Quartz Watch
- The Harrier Jump Jet enters service with the RAF
- The Palestine Liberation Organization ( PLO ) is founded
- The first automatic teller machine ATM or Cash Machine is installed in the United States
- Creation of ARPANET, the predecessor of the Internet
- The Boeing 747 jumbo jet makes its debut. It carried 191 people, most of them reporters and photographers, from Seattle to New York City.
- UNIX is developed by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs
- The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am the epitome of the American muscle car is introduced.
- The Microprocessor ( a miniature set of integrated circuits ) is invented opening the way for the computer revolution that followed
Popular Culture 1969
- A free concert organized by the Rolling Stones is held at Altamont Speedway in Livermore, Calif with problems caused by the use of Hells Angels as Bouncers resulting in a number of deaths
- The Groundbreaking TV programme Monty Python’s Flying Circus is shown for the first time and the catch phrase “And now for something completely different,” becomes their trade mark
- Sesame Street known for its Muppet characters, makes it’s debut on PBS
- Bell Bottom Jeans and tie-dye shirts become part of the teenage fashion scene.
- The John Lennon Album “Two Virgins” featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono in the nude are confiscated at Newark Airport
- The Beatles’ last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records.
- The Beatles release their album Abbey Road.
- Sesame Street debuts on Public Television
- Brian Jones Former Rolling Stones Guitarist drowns after drinking and drugs binge
Cost of Living 1969
How Much things cost in 1969
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 5.46 %
Yearly Inflation Rate UK 5.6%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 800 Average Cost of new house <span”>$15,550.00Average Income per year $8,550.00 Average Monthly Rent $135.00 Average Cost New Car $3,270.00 Toyota Corona $1,950.00 Gas per Gallon 35 cents Alarm Clock from Westclox $9.98
This week’s prompt is – The year you were born
- What happened
- Or use any other historical (well known or otherwise) event
The Book of Me, Written by YouBy Julie Goucher 2012 – Anglers Rest Blog – http://www.anglersrest.net
The Book of Me is a themed event enabling you to build a “Book of Me” over at least the coming year to share with your descendants, in reality this project can be as long
or as short as you want it to be.
So much of our time is researching our ancestors, but how much of the incidentals of our lives do we share, or know about our parents, grandparents, siblings and the
people that matter to us?
It is these incidental snippets that enable us to “flesh out” our ancestors and what more of a legacy could we present to our descendants or future researchers?
Over the coming weeks there will be a weekly prompt enabling you to share those details and perhaps include details of things that you know of your parents, Grandparents, siblings etc
This is not just about genealogy or family history. It is about a personal journey; a journey of rediscovery of yourself and perhaps your loved ones through your eyes.