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1969 (Roman Numerals: MCMLXIX) was the 69th year of the 20th century. 1969 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Wednesday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1969.
News Events of 1969
Colonel Gaddafi becomes leader of Libya.
Neil Armstrong is first man to walk on moon.
First trial flights of Concorde, the Anglo-French supersonic airliner.
Boeing 747 makes its first test flight.
Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France.
The ocean liner, QE2, sails on her maiden voyage.
Stonewall riots in New York: start of the modern Gay Rights movement.
British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland.
Woodstock music festival held.
Sports in 1969
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