Newark Valley Central Class of 1969
Remember When

The Year was 1969

Average Cost of new house $15,550.00 

Average Income per year $8,550.00 

Average Monthly Rent $135.00 

Average Cost New Car $3,270.00 

A Brand New Toyota Corona $1,950.00 

Gas per Gallon - $.35 cents 

Minimum Wage - $1.60 per hour

A loaf of Bread cost - $0.23

A gallon milk cost - $1.10

A dozen eggs cost - $0.62

A pound of sugar cost - $0.12

Postage stamp (per ounce) - $0.06

It all started February 7th, 1964 at JFK Airport.

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What happened in 1969!

Major News Stories include The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records, First Concorde test flight is conducted In France, Boeing 747 jumbo jet makes its debut, Pontiac Firebird Trans Am the epitome of the American muscle car is introduced, Woodstock attracts more than 350,000 rock-n-roll fans, Members of a cult led by Charles Manson murder five people, Chappaquiddick Affair Senator Edward Kennedy, PBS Established, The first man is landed on the moon on the Apollo 11 mission by the United States and Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the Moon.

Moon Landing

 The first man is landed on the moon on the Apollo 11 mission by the United States and Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the Moon. and the famous words "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." will become part of our history

 Woodstock

 Woodstock Music Festival reigns for four days in August in the Catskill Mountains. More than half a million people gather in the small, upstate New York town of Bethel (near Woodstock, N.Y.). It is four days of rain, sex and rock 'n' roll. Recreational drugs are quite widespread. Performers include Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane and Sly and the Family Stone. (August 15-18)

ARPANET

 The first communications are sent through the ARPANET on October 29th, 1969. ARPANET, the predecessor to the Internet, was not demonstrated to the public until 1972.

More News and Key Events From 1969

250,000 march on Washington in protest of the Vietnam War

Golda Meir of Milwaukee,   Wisconsin   , USA, becomes Prime Minister of Israel

Robin Knox-Johnston becomes the first person to sail around the world solo without stopping

The US institutes the draft lottery to determine draft into US Forces for Vietnam War

The very first U.S. troop withdrawals are made from Vietnam

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Established

Police raid Stonewall Inn on June 28th a gay club located in New York City ending The Stonewall Riot.

Chappaquiddick Affair Senator Edward Kennedy driving a car plunges into a pond on July 25th and a body of a woman passenger is later found in the car

Civil war in Biafra leaves 3 million starving and needing international aid.

Members of a cult led by Charles Manson murder five people August 9th

Richard Nixon becomes President of the United States

Police forces in the United States crack down on student protests

Hurricane Camille hits the Mississippi coast killing 248 people

Wal-Mart incorporates as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc

The trial begins of "Chicago Seven" accused of inciting riot at 1968 Democratic National Convention

Rising Inflation is a worldwide problem

Atlanta International Pop Festival on 4th July attracts 100,000 fans

The US Supreme Court rules on Stanley v. Georgia declaring "The State may not prohibit mere possession of obscene materials for personal use".

Cornell University

Militant black students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York use force to take over Willard Straight Hall demanding a black studies program.

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. bringing the 1960's to an end

Brian Jones Former Rolling Stones Guitarist drowns after drinking and drugs binge.

Popular Films

The Love Bug

Funny Girl

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

True Grit

Midnight Cowboy

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Easy Rider

Where Eagles Dare

Popular Musicians

The Rolling Stones -- " Honky Tonk Woman "

James Brown

The Beatles with -- " Get Back and Come Together "

Johnny Cash -- " Daddy Sang Bass"

Bob Dylan

Crosby, Stills and Nash

Creedence Clearwater Revival

John Denver

Simon and Garfunkel

Fleetwood Mac

Marvin Gaye

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Cream

Pink Floyd

Zager and Evans -- " In The Year 2525 "

The Archies -- " Sugar Sugar "

Elton John

 

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