1969 in the United States

Events from the year 1969 in the United States.

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Federal GovernmentEdit


January 20: Richard Nixon becomes the 37th U.S. President
Spiro Agnew becomes the 39th U.S. Vice President






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






1969 Wal-Mart logo



  • December 1 – Chicago: Blues musician Magic Sam dies at the age of 32 of a heart attack.
  • December 1 – Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II (on January 4, 1970, The New York Times will run a long article, "Statisticians Charge Draft Lottery Was Not Random").
  • December 2 – The Boeing 747 jumbo jet makes its debut. It carries 191 people, most of them reporters and photographers, from Seattle to New York City.
  • December 4 – Black Panther Party members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot dead in their sleep during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers.
  • December 6 – The Altamont Free Concert is held at the Altamont Speedway in northern California. Hosted by the Rolling Stones, it is an attempt at a "Woodstock West" and is best known for the uproar of violence that occurred. It is viewed by many as the "end of the sixties."
  • December 7 – Frosty the Snowman airs for the first time on CBS.[4]
  • December 12 – The Piazza Fontana bombing in Italy (Strage di Piazza Fontana) takes place. A U.S. Navy officer and C.I.A. agent, David Carrett, is later investigated for possible involvement





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  1. ^ a b Hall, Mitchell K. (2008). "Chronology". Historical Dictionary of the Nixon-Ford Era. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-6410-8.
  2. ^ "Equal Rights for Women - May 21, 1969". Iowa State University. Retrieved October 7, 2020.
  3. ^ "Robert H. Goddard. in the 1920 The New York Times article at astronauticsnow.com/history/goddard/index.html".
  4. ^ Woolery, George W. (1989). Animated TV Specials: The Complete Directory to the First Twenty-Five Years, 1962-1987. Scarecrow Press. pp. 164–165. ISBN 0-8108-2198-2. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  5. ^ "AIDS Virus Came to US Via Haiti". voa.com. Archived from the original on 31 October 2007.
  6. ^ Sibley, George. Water Wranglers. The 75-Year History of the Colorado River District: A Story About the Embattled Colorado River and the Growth of the West. Grand Junction, Colorado: Distributed in the U. S. by Colorado River District. Copyright and first printing September 13, 2012 by George Sibley and Colorado River District. P. 282.
  7. ^ Maximum Annual Precipitation by State
  8. ^ "Doug Lawrence (Visual voices guide)".
  9. ^ Doug Ericksen, state senator who fought vaccine mandates, dies at 52
  10. ^ "Beau Biden, son of vice president, dies at 46". Los Angeles Times. 31 May 2015.
  11. ^ Gornall, Jonathan, "Newsmaker: Heather Bresch", The National, September 1, 2016
  12. ^ "Kara Walker". Britannica Presents 100 Women Trailblazers. 16 February 2019. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  13. ^ "Olympedia – Com Cochran". www.olympedia.org. Retrieved 30 December 2021.

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