Historical Events for April 1969

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Events 1 - 55 of 55

1st - Royal Canadian Mint formally forms as a Crown Corporation
1st - Seattle Pilots trade minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to Royals
1st - The Hawker Siddeley Harrier (vertical take-off fighter) enters service with the RAF.
2nd - Milwaukee Bucks sign (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor)
3rd - Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort.
4th - Denton Cooley gets 1st temporary artificial heart
5th - Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations occur in many U.S. cities.
7th - Dodgers' Bill Singer is credited with 1st official save, against Reds
7th - Supreme Court strikes down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material
7th - Ted Williams begins managing Wash Senators, they lose to Yanks 8-4
Baseball Player Ted WilliamsBaseball Player Ted Williams 7th - The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1.
8th - 1st Baseball game in Canada - Mont Expos beats NY Mets 10-9
8th - Expansion teams Royals, Expos, Padres & Pilots win their 1st games
9th - 1st flight of Concorde 002 (Filton-Bristol)
9th - Chic Cub Billy Williams hits 4 consecutive doubles beat Phillies 11-3
12th - Simon & Garfunkel releases "Boxer"
13th - 33rd Golf Masters Championship: George Archer wins, shooting a 281
13th - Closure of the Brisbane tramway network.
14th - 1st major league baseball game outside US played (Montreal Canada)
14th - 41st Academy Awards - "Oliver", Cliff Robertson & Katharine Hepburn/Barbara Striesand win
14th - KEET TV channel 13 in Eureka, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
14th - Student Afro-American Society seized at Columbia College
14th - Tornado strikes Dacca East Pakistan killing 540
15th - North Korea shoots at US airplane above Japanese sea
17th - People's Democracy activist Bernadette Devlin became the youngest woman ever elected to Westminster
17th - Alexander Dubcek forced to resign as first secretary of Czechoslovakia's Communist Party
17th - Mont Expos Bill Stoneman no-hits Phillies, 7-0
17th - Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy
17th - The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their 1st concert
18th - Melina Mercouri establishes Greek Aid Fund
20th - 23rd Tony Awards: Great White Hope & 1776 win
20th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
21st - 73rd Boston Marathon won by Yoshiaki Unetani of Japan in 2:13:49
22nd - 1st human eye transplant performed
22nd - Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zyglewick in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
22nd - Robin Knox-Johnston ends 312 day non-stop sailing
23rd - ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jim Chestney
23rd - LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points
23rd - Over 1000 square miles flooded in Shantung Province China
23rd - Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death for killing Bobby Kennedy
24th - Gen Lin Piao succeeds Mao, is seriously wounded
24th - Lebanese army in battle with Palestinians
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 24th - Paul McCartney says there is no truth to rumors he is dead
24th - US B-52's drop 3,000 ton bombs at Cambodian boundary
24th - Car firm British Leyland launch the Austin Maxi in Oporto Portugal
25th - 5,400th & last episode of BBC Radio serial "The Dales" (formerly "Mrs Dale's Diary" )
26th - "Celebration" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 110 performances
26th - "George M!" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 435 performances
26th - Firestone World Bowling Tournament (Mercury Open) won by Jim Godman
27th - Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
French President Charles de GaulleFrench President Charles de Gaulle 28th - Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France
28th - King Crismson with Greg Lake & Ian McDonald debuts
29th - "Trumpets of the Lord" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 7 perfs
30th - Cin Red Jim Maloney 3rd no-hitter beats Houston Astros, 10-0
30th - WEDB TV channel 40 in Berlin, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting

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