Historical Events for April 1969

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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 becomes the youngest woman Member of Parliament ever elected to Westminster at 21 years old
17th - Alexander Dubček 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
19th - Serious rioting in the Bogside area of Derry following clashes between Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association marchers and Loyalists and members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary
20th - 23rd Tony Awards: Great White Hope & 1776 win
20th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
20th - Bombs planted by Loyalists members of the Ulster Volunteer Force and the Ulster Protestant Volunteers explode at Silent Valley reservoir in County Down and at an electricity pylon at Kilmore, County Armagh
21st - 73rd Boston Marathon won by Yoshiaki Unetani of Japan in 2:13:49
21st - The Ministry of Defence in London announces that British troops would be used in Northern Ireland to guard key public installations following a series of bombings
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
22nd - Bernadette Devlin, the youngest woman ever to be elected to Westminster, makes a controversial maiden speech in the House of Commons concerning the situation in Northern Ireland
23rd - ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jim Chestney
NBA Guard Jerry WestNBA Guard Jerry West 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
23rd - The Unionist Parliamentary Party votes by 28 to 22 to introduce universal adult suffrage in local government elections in Northern Ireland; the demand for 'one man, one vote' had been one of the most powerful slogans of the civil rights movement
24th - Gen Lin Piao succeeds Mao, is seriously wounded
24th - Lebanese army in battle with Palestinians
24th - Paul McCartney says there is no truth to rumors he is dead
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 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
24th - Loyalist members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and the Ulster Protestant Volunteers (UPV) explode a bomb at a water pipeline between Lough Neagh and Belfast, Northern Ireland
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
28th - Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill resigns and is replaced later by James Chichester-Clark.
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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