Historical Events for December 1969

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1st - US government holds its 1st draft lottery since WW II
2nd - "Buck White" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 7 performances
2nd - Boeing 747 jumbo jet 1st public preview (Seattle to NYC)
3rd - John Lennon is offered role of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar
5th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
6th - "Buck White" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 7 performances
6th - 300,000 attend Altamont California, rock concert feature Rolling Stones
6th - USSR performs nuclear test
8th - Greek DC-6B crashes in storm at Athens, 93 killed
8th - Police surprise attack on Black-Panthers in LA
11th - Libya adopts constitution
12th - "Hello Dolly" with Barbra Striesand premieres
12th - Bill Toomey achieves world record-score (8417 points)
12th - Bomb attack on bank in Milan, 14 killed
12th - Strategia della tensione: Piazza Fontana bombing - The offices of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed.
13th - Arlo Guthrie releases "Alice's Restaurant"
13th - Billy Martin fired as Twins' manager
14th - "La Strada" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 1 performance
14th - Bishen Bedi takes 7-98 (career-best) v Australia at Calcutta
14th - Jackson Five made their 1st appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"
15th - Plastic Ono Band, play their only concert at London's Lyceum Ballroom
15th - SF Fire Dept replaces leather helmets with plastic ones
16th - British House of Commons votes 343-185 to abolish the death penalty
16th - "War is Over! If You Want It, Happy Christmas from John & Yoko" posters begin appearing
17th - USAF closes Project Blue Book, concluding no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings
18th - "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances
18th - House of Lords votes to abolish the death penalty in England, Wales and Scotland (Northern Ireland 25 July 1973)
18th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
19th - Beatle's 7th Christmas album is released
20th - Peter, Paul & Mary's "Leaving on a Jet Plane" reaches #1
21st - Diana Ross final TV appearance as a Supreme (Ed Sullivan Show)
21st - Vince Lombardi (Redskins) coaches his last football game
22nd - Pete Marovich sets NCAA record of hitting 30 of 31 foul shots
25th - 5 Israeli gunboats escape from Cherbourg harbor
25th - India all out for 163 at Madras v Aust, Ashley Mallett 5-91
Playwright and screenwriter Neil SimonPlaywright and screenwriter Neil Simon 28th - Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers," premieres in NYC
28th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
28th - Dallas Cowboy kicker Mike Clark, attempting an on-side kick against Cleveland, missed the ball
29th - NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball & challenge the reserve clause
30th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
31st - Congo-Brazzaville becomes People's republic, under major Ngouabi

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