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Decade - 1960s

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The 1960s was the decade that started on January 1, 1960, and ended on December 31, 1969. The most notable events in the 1960s include the Nigerian Civil War (1967) and the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy (1963).
In the United States, the most popular sport in 1960s was baseball. Obviously, the answer would be different for each country; but it would make the answer unworkable to attempt to list each and create a great many disgruntled 'differing' people!
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Chicago Riot of 1968 Here is what FAQ Farmers have had to say: The 1968 riot had nothing to do with the killing of Doctor Martin Luther King. That had happened earlier in the year. Later in the year, Chicago was also the scene of the anti-war "Days of Rage." The '68 Democratic Convention was the…
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you would enter the area off of diversey and walk down past umbrella tables with chairs. there was a mobile unit next to the building where you could purchase light refreshments (soft drinks and i believe things like hot dogs -- nothing fancy...) i have home movies of the olson rug waterfalls. when …
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My father worked at that dairy from 1950 to 1963. He used to be a route driver who delivered milk door to door. As a little girl I would go with him on his route on Saturdays. I remember it as if it were just yesterday. Sadie, I am one of the sons of one of the owners of the Dairy. My father was Da…
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%DETAILS% Answer Forkosh Memorial Hospital Answer The name is/was Forkosh Memorial Hospital. The son of the founder was Dr. David Forkosh, his (David's) mother's name was Bertha. I believe the correct address is/was 2544 W. Montrose Ave. To the left of the entrance was a sculpture made…
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%REPLIES% Answer Was it Texas Tommy's Silver Dollar? Or was that on Ogden Ave. in Downers Grove? Answer This was on W. Roosevelt Rd, which in later years became Taco Fiesta, Honey Bee, etc. Answer Was there a steak house or restaurant on Roosevelt Rd called The Black Ox?.
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%REPLIES% Answer Schaller's Pump. Schaller's Pump is still around today. It has been around for over 100 years. Answer I believe it was Jackie Sheehans place. It is still open today. Answer I'm not sure what the bars name was, but I'm sure it wasn't Shallers Pump. Shallers is located…
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%DETAILS% Answer You'd probably have to contact R.R Donnelly for that, although I don't know if they have back copies. If not, visit the Harold Washington Library. They have old phone books on microfilm. I believe that department is on the 5th floor.
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%REPLIES% Answer Not sure about the 60s, but the Milford Plaza hotel on 8th Ave. b/n 44th and 45th currently sports a large "M" on its roof. It's a pretty old hotel, so it may be the same one. Answer It was the Hotel Manhattan. In fact,I remember an attempted suicide with a person threate…
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1962 Houston Colt 45's Team Signed Baseball A 1962 Houston Colt 45's Team Signed Baseball with the key signature: Aspromonte is worth about $300.-$450. Value is based on average prices of recently closed auctions. Prices may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies…
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Australia had an excellent climate and the highest per capita income worldwide during much of the 1960s - though certainly not so today. To a certain extent it is "California" with more land and less people. The primary source of immigration to Australia in the 60's was from Europe, and in particu…
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the hippie A hippie is a young person early before who rejected conventional standards and rules of society
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Answer Enlisted: Private, Corporal, Sergeant, First Sgt., Ordinance Sgt., Quartermaster Sgt., Sgt. Major Officer: 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Lt., Capt, Major, Lt. Colonel, Col., Brigadier General, Major Gen., Lt. Gen., Gen.
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All able bodied (healthy) US males had to register for the draft (conscription). Registration was required before the Vietnam War. Once a man reported, he was examined by military medical personnel, mentally tested (written test), and then put on a chartered bus to the nearest US Army Fort to comme…
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After years of futile efforts to maintain a colonial presence in Viet Nam, the French finally got a tremedous butt-whupping at Dien Bien Phu, I think it was. After being thoroughly trounced by the Vietnamese forces, France finally gave up and went home. This prolonged a centuries-old tradition of th…
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The computer mouse, and the lazer
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In the 1960's, young people questioned America's materialism and cultural and political norms, much as they've always done. Seeking a better world, some used music, politics, and alternative lifestyles to create what came to be known as the counterculture. Americans in that era faced many controver…
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The Voting Rights Act of 1965 eliminated literacy tests and stated that federal examiners could enroll voters who had been denied suffrage by local officials. It was a companion bill to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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I own a Remington Nylon 66 BD and it's in perfect condition the current price for it is $820.00. It does depend on the condition of the gun and the model of the Remington 66. I have seen the same rifle models go for $610, but they were in fair condition. In 1967-1968 the serial numbers were located …
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Many people, especially the younger generation, dropped out of what was considered normal society. Women began to protest the traditional roles of wife and mother that was normally expected of them. Many young people joined civil rights and anti-war movements. Demonstrations took place at colleges a…
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Answer though I was only a child, I certainly watched my mother and neighbors as well as my aunts and grandmothers as I grew up in the 1940's. Life was very different; most women did not work outside the home. Many homes did not have running water in the house; water was carried in buckets from a…
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Excuse the spam produced by idiots. In the Vietnam war, U.S troops fought "Viet Cong" in jungle environments, were vehicles were hard to use, machine-gunners were targeted first, and aircraft could only bomb from perception, much like in WWII. Viet Cong would often use Guerilla tactics, such as amb…
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Answer Depends on what grade the rifle is. Grade I, II or III? Grade I = Standard Grade, Grade II has engraved prarie dogs and squirrels, Grade III has dogs flushing some ducks and a dog with a duck in its mouth on the top of the receiver. You can tell what year the rifle is by the serial number.
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Some of the famous people in the 1960s were Marilyn Monroe, who was an actress, John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in the 60's (shot dead) ,and there was also some of the famous bands such as the Beach Boys, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Sonny and Cher, and many more. Martin Luther King Jr., Neil …
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Computers in the 1960s were huge, heavy machines that took up entire rooms in air-conditioned buildings. (Think of rows and rows of refrigerators filling up a hall)  Expanded Answer In the sixties, computers were huge, but more huge (huger?) than the previous answer allows. Catch "A Touch Of…
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Answer Small units on either side would wander around until the saw each other, and then they would start shooting. Each side would try to find out if they were a stronger unit than the other side, and if they thought they were, they would continue the attack. If they didn't feel they were strong…
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the Supremes, the Shangri-la's, the Chiffons, the Dixie Cups, the Ronettes, the Shirelles, the Crystals, The Marvelettes
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Answer Lots got killed, others wound up starving or becoming refugees in other countries. The people of Vietnam suffered greatly during the war, especially the people in the south were the war was fought. As in all wars the young sick and elderly suffered the most. Thousands died in reeducation …
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The was becoming the end of an era when students fought many causes such as racism; the draft to the Vietnam War which many disagreed on. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy; Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.. The Anti-War movement was sought out by many college campuses in the U.…
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Answer Click on the 'NFL Rosters from 1920' link on this page to see NFL roster data starting from the 1920 season.
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Not really. During the 1960's as today Autopens (a mechanical device for signing signatures) were commonly used by Government officials, astronauts, and celebrities. Some popular sports figures might have used them as some others had secretaries, clubhouse officials, and spouses to sign autographs r…
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Women had several issues. Some wanted a constitutional amendment requiring equal rights for women. Others wanted Job and Education equality. Others wanted a Supreme Court ruling on abortion.
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Portable amusement rides it is amazing i found this as i have been looking for images of amusement rides on back of trucks for the last couple of days some rides ( you would pay a dime or quarter to go on) The Whip , some version of a small ferris wheel , King Kong (a pendelum ride that would r…
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May be people were more likely to play pop and other people liked pop much. and listen to it very often that's why its popular.
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The Vietnam War changed US culture more profoundly than many other events. The war happened during a time in which the peace movement was active, which led to widespread protests for ethical reasons. In addition, the government issued a draft order which led to the imprisonment of many people who re…
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They slept in tents or lean-to's.
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When WWII was over (after all the rationing of food, clothing, and household goods) there were more jobs, and society as a whole could buy almost anything. Houses were cheaper, cars, electrical appliances, etc. Everyone basically went on a binge of buying. The 1950s was the last age of innocence. Fa…
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According to library.thinkquest.org: " Bob Cousy was definitely one of the greatest players in the 1950's. He was born on August 9, 1928. Cousy grew up to play in the NBA for the Boston Celtics from 1950-1963. He was one of the best guards the game ever saw. During his career, Bob Cousy led his team…
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Answer Hey there, Basically speaking each single is worth about $2-$4 AUSD Depending on what they were and if there wasnt many printed or if they wernt pressed on black vinyl. Picture cover sleeves also add value to the records. And of course the condition they are in and if they have any pop…
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Some key events in Germany in the 1960s were the Spiegel Affair and the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials. Other events included the student protests, the ousting of Adenauer, the arrival of guest workers from Turkey, the introduction of emergency acts, and the rise of the Green Party in West Germany, as w…
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jeuse started the civil rights movement
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The ultimate goals of the civil rights movement were to end racial segregation and discrimination against African Americans.
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There is a whole lot less segregation between African-American's and White people. For the most part, America is a safer and more peaceful place in more ways than one.
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Answer The North Vietnamese attacked in force and Vietnam was reunited as a Communist state.
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Good times... Well, Apollo 1 burned, killing the crew. The Berlin wall went up. The US got (more) involved with Viet Nam. "Free love" changed social rules. The military-industrial complex became all-powerful. Jack Kennedy was killed. 1000's of servicemen were lost. We landed on the moon (I think)…
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There is no set time for sidroels in basic training/boot camp to call home as they really don't have much down time and the time they do get is usally to sleep or prepare thier gear for the next day. Calls are more likely to happen on the weekend, but they will be short and I wouldn't count on them.…
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they wore padded shoulder pads Women during the war were working so they were more casually dressed and cared less about being prim and proper.
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After the U.S. evacuated the American embassy in Saigon, North Vietnam which had already taken over much of South Vietnam invaded Saigon. They met little resistance. The war continued into the 1980s. The South Vietnamese were left under equipped and poorly trained. South Vietnam was united with Nor…
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it ended by love it was great i wish i was there at that time i love being in collage i tis great learning these things.
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Black Panthers is not the only group but yes he is right. Sorry if this was a girl or any thing bye
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Zora Neale Hurston wrote the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God a few decades before the 1960s. In the book, Hurston outlines and illustrates how poorly women are treated, and how little they are valued.
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Katharine HepburnGlenn Close
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Strom Thurmond undertook the longest filibuster in the history of the United States in order to block Civil Rights legislation. The filibuster lasted more than 24 hours.
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As a teenager in the sixties, we enjoyed the "British invasion", meaning we wore our hair long, we dressed in paisley shirts, bell-bottom magenta jeans with wide belts and wore desert boots on our feet. This was the era of mind-expanding drugs, so many of us experimented with LSD, mushrooms and many…
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In 1966 a group known as the National Organization for Women was created. This group demanded equal pay and opportunities in society for women who worked outside of the home. This organization used every opportunity to fight the belief that women should stay at home instead of work for their familie…
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What happend is suck it beotch!!!!! -Good lord!! :o
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Famous people in the 1940s were: 1. Adolf Hitler* 2. Walt Disney 3. President Roosevelt 4.Jackie Robinson 5.Winston Churchill 6.Benito Mussolini 7.Uncle Joe(Joseph Stalin) 8.Winston Churchill 9.Charles de Gaulle *Adolf Hitler is infamous
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Primary issue: Bacon, rice, hardtack (crackers), and Coffee.
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babe Ruth
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On Friday, 21 October 1966, at 09:15, colliery waste tip number 7 (containing unwanted rock from the local mine) slid down Merthyr Mountain. As it collapsed, it destroyed twenty houses and a farm before going on to demolish virtually all of Pantglas Junior School and part of the separate senior scho…
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Chernoybl Nuclear Power Plant Meltdown Except that happened on April 26, 1986.
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Celtic football club being the first team to win the European cup and also won it with entirely homegrown players
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in vietnam. South vn and north vn were fighting..... vn=vietnam There were bombing each other and kids and dads were dying
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ms13 or bloods
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The civil rights movement end in 1968
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Literacy tests were banned and federal enforcement powers strengthened.[from the text book, PRENTICE HALL MAGRUDER'S AMERICAN GOVERNMENT].
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Tennis, Baseball, and Football.
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Was cool. Petrol was cheaper. A room only needed a couple of power points. There wasn't an electrical gadget to do everything. When something broke it was repaired, not thrown away. When you got sick it took longer to get over it, because medicine wasn't as advanced. No internet so, the news papers …
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John F. KennedyUS presidents who served during the 1960's were Dwight David Eisenhower (...1961), John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1961-1963), Lyndon Baines Johnson (1963 -1969), and Richard Milhous Nixon (from 1969...).
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There are 275 BeaTles songs. Below is a list: 17- Abbey Road 14- Beatles For Sale 1- Free As A Bird (included for it is a 1995 single the Beatles released w/ strong John Lennon presence on the track. John also wrote the song. Excluded is the B side which is a Xmas song, because that's a sea…
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Answer Blacks were not treated fairly. They were refused entrance to places of business and employment. They had to fight for the rights that they were legally entitled to for nearly a century because whites for one reason or another, usually out of ignorance and prejudice, found justification…
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People whose values differ from those of main stream society
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These cards are more difficult to find than the Honus Wagner T206 card. There are few Topps Venezuelan cards (Mantle, Clemente, Koufax, etc) than Wagner cards. I have read that there are 50-100 Wagner cards. Believe it or not, you can find less Mantle, Koufax or Clemente cards from 60's. If you find…
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Jackie Robinsons was one of the many famous people in the 1940's. He was the first African-American man to play mojor league baseball.
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The American Civil Rights' main movement was from 1954-1965. However, it is an issue that went on long before that, and is still going on today. The main results of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s were the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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Here is a list of some well-known Iranian Americans... Bijan Aghavali (Managing director of Asian economics, Chase Manhattan)Farzad Nazem(Executive Vice President Yahoo!)Sina Tamaddon(Vice President, Apple Inc.)Pierre Omidyar (Founder & President Ebay)Omid Kordestani (Google Vice president for …
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Answer to thomas Jeffersonno he was a founding father of the united states during the late 1700s
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A number of important, useful and simply interesting inventions were born in the 1960's, including (in no particular order): Kevlar the handheld calculator the anti-anxiety drug Valium astroturf (artificial turf/grass) the ATM the barcode scanner the first internet the artificial heart acrylic pain…
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We started the decade in Camelot with the election of JFK, but soon we were in the cold war and the Cuban missile crises. The Beatles wanted to hold your hand, but the Animals wanted you off of their cloud. Chubby Checker was singing the Peppermint twist and the beehive was the rage. Soon Vietnam be…
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The 1920s also known as: -the Roaring 20s -the Jazz Age -the Age of the Automobile -A decade shaped by two progressive Era Amendments : +18th [Prohibition] +19th [Women Suffrage] >economic growth and relative prosperity >League of Nations established. >The 18th Amendment to the US …
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Jimi Hendrix had a massive effect on the music scene in the second half of the 1960s. Unable to get a break at home he moved to London in the years 1965/66 where he literally blew the minds of everyone he met and changed the course of popular music with his unique musical ability. The likes of Pete …
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Um... I think you mis-read the question... if you notice, it says 1880's through 1890's, I think you're describing hairstyles for the 1980's through 1990's. lol....well i had a few styles.....once was shaved up at the back and sides and curly perm on the top. that used to put hair mousse on then le…
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Mohatma Ghandi George Eastman Winston Churchill Albert Einstein Henry Ford Use Biography.com to help you find facts about these people (I edited this as it seems the person giving the answer didn't realise that the 1900's is a decade, not a century and included people who hadn't even been born…
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The Success of the Civil Rights MovementThe Civil Rights Movement was a success, however it is questionable as to when people thought it was a success as yes M.L.K did get the two main pieces of legislation past but they were not actually acted on. it took a long time for the south and a lot of the …
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BooksRiver Run Red, by Ward Story of the Battle of Fort Pillow where 550 Union were attacked by General Forrest and half were killed. It was called a massacre because most of those killed were black soldiers enlisted from West Tennessee. (See description below.) Confederate Emancipation: Southern …
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Soccer or Football
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The domestic economy was growing, unemployment was down, firms were increasingly productive, and technology was fueling constant innovation. Historians Louis Galambos and Joseph Pratt noted: "It was a good time to be in business in the United States, an era when American efficiency and entrepreneurs…
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It was used because it was fashionable at the time, as it was a random pattern. This means it turned out different every-time. Tie-dye was a good representation of the individuality young people craved at that time.
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There isn't one, really. It's a soft-core porn film made to get past the censors before the Supreme Court ruled on what was/wasn't pornography. It's a T&A film without the A. Robin Hood wears orange spandex tights throughout the film and despite quite a few supposed sex scenes, he never once…
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the Korean War - June 25th 1950 to July 27 1957The decolonization of Africa and AsiaThe Suez Crisis, 1956 war in Egypt
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Aside from computers (which were mostly used by businesses and the military), technology was all analog. Long-distance communications relied heavily on terrestrial microwave relay networks and undersea cables. The first transatlantic communications satellite was launched in 1965. Real-time control o…
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LSD was highly expirimental with groups of ARMY soldiers in the Tuskegee experiments.
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"have long hair they were necklaces and were head bands." this is a horribly incomplete notion of what a hippie "was" and "was doing". TRUE hippies, and i won't sugar coat this so as to not mislead people. TRUE hippies were a new take on the beat generation. Wikipedia generally defines the beat g…
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In the 1960s, people traveled by automobile or train. Boats and airplanes were available. Space flight began in the 1960s.
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Ford, Chevrolet, Plymouth were the most popular.
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The easy bake oven, computer mouse, soft contact lenses, g. i. joes, twister, the etch-a-sketch, and the va-room was invented in in the `60s
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