Results for - The Sixties -- The Times They Are A Changin'
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1. The times certainly were a changin'. The 1960s was one of the most tumultuous and divisive decades in world history, marked by the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and antiwar protests, political assassinations and the emerging "generation gap." The 60s created a political landscape that is still felt to this day. Were you alive in the 60s?
Yes, but too young to remember most of what happened
2. As you probably already know, the 60s was a decade full of big news moments, and big counterculture moments. How many of these big news moments were you aware happened in the 60s?
The Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961 is an unsuccessful U.S. backed operation to overthrow Fidel Castro in Cuba.
The Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 has the world on the edge of another World War as the United States and USSR come close to launching nuclear attacks.
United States President John F. Kennedy is assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, in 1963.
In 1963, U.S. Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
The Civil Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made employment discrimination illegal.
Martin Luther King, Jr. leads a peaceful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama in 1965.
In 1965, the Vietnam War escalates and opposition to it begins to mount as anti-Vietnam protests become more common.
Thurgood Marshall is appointed to the Supreme Court in 1967, and becomes the first African American appointed.
Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated in April 1968, by James Earl Ray.
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first men to arrive on the Moon during 1969's NASA's Apollo 11 mission.
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3. One of the biggest news stories of the 60s, the Vietnam War influenced the biggest counterculture movement of this decade, the hippie movement. The hippie movement which emerged in the 1960s and grew to include hundreds of thousands of young Americans across the country, reached its height during this period of escalation of American involvement in the Vietnam War, and subsided as that conflict drew to a close. How many of these pop culture or counterculture events did you know happened in the 60s?
The hippie counterculture started as a youth movement and their ideas on all things political, social, cultural and every day values were much different then what American citizens had ever seen before. This movement started in the mid 60s, and although it had "faded" by the mid 70s, still to this day, there are some who still believe in their core values -- peace, drugs, and free love
The Beatles release their first single, "Love Me Do," in the United Kingdom in 1962, and started a "revolution" in music.
In 1965, Mary Quant designs the mini-skirt in London and it becomes a fashion craze.
In 1966, all cigarette packets in the United States must carry the health warning "Caution! Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health."
Rolling Stone publishes its first magazine issue in 1967.
The Woodstock music festival takes place in New York in the summer of '69 and features such acts as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, and The Who.
The popular children's television show "Sesame Street" debuts in 1969.
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4. As turbulent as the decade was, there were some events that stood out for the sheer weirdness of them. Have you heard about any of these?
In 1962, in order to catch would-be muggers, New York City policemen began patrolling the streets at night while dressed as women. The idea was that they would serve as bait, while a team of detectives trailing them would apprehend any suspects. It was never explained why men in lipstick and heels were used as decoys rather than simply using policewomen.
In June 1966, twelve-year-old Beatles superfan Carol Dryden came up with a scheme to meet the Fab Four by mailing herself to them. She packaged herself inside a box and arranged to have a friend ship it, addressed "to the Beatles, care of their fan club, London." But Carol only got as far as the railway station, where a clerk noticed the box she was in wobbling back and forth. Rescued from her confinement, Carol confessed she had given no thought to providing herself fresh air or food.
20 years before he became president, then actor Ronald Reagan released a spoken-word album warning against socialized medicine in 1961. Called "Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine," it warns listeners of the dangers that the federal government could pose to Americans' personal freedoms if it took over the healthcare system. The American Medical Association distributed the LP as part of its "Operation Coffee Cup" campaign, which tried to undermine the Democrats' plans to expand Social Security to cover healthcare.
Sick and tired of the noise of military aircraft constantly flying low over his house, in 1967, Munich resident Helmut G. Winter built a catapult and started launching Bavarian potato dumplings at the planes. In one week he launched 120 dumplings. Although he never managed to score a direct hit, eventually both the West German Luftwaffe and American pilots conceded defeat and agreed to a flight path that avoided his house.
In 1969, the Girl Scouts of America filed a $1 million lawsuit against Personality Posters Manufacturing Company, claiming that the company's poster of a pregnant girl scout in uniform alongside the motto "Be Prepared" constituted "wanton and malicious defamation." The organization also demanded an immediate halt to further production of the posters. However, the judge threw out the case, noting that there was no evidence the poster had actually caused any damage to the reputation of girl scouts.
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07/17/2020 Trivia 2411 46 By: Harriet56