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40!

Celebrating my 40th birthday this week, I decided to check out what was going on in the world in January 1969.

January 5th and 10th – USSR launches Venera 5 and Venera 6 to Venus.

January 12th – NY Jets beat the Generic viagra tadalafil Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III.

Also on the 12th, Led Zeppelin I is unleashed by the gods upon the world.

January 14th – onboard the USS Enterprise 27 were killed and 314 were injured in a tragic incident:

In the morning of 14 January 1969, a MK-32 Zuni rocket warhead attached to an F-4 Phantom was overheated by exhaust from an aircraft starting unit and detonated, setting off fires and additional explosions across the carrier. More at Wikipedia.

January 15th – the Russians continue their busy month in space by sending up Soyuz 5. (The Americans would trump all this in July, of course.)

January 20th – Nixon takes office. Ooof.

January 30th – The last public performance of The Beatles, on top of the Apple Records building.

See Wikipedia: January 1969.

(See also my “1969 Dodgers” retrospective at Trolley Dodger.)


UPDATE: From the January 13 Wikipedia mailing list email:

1842:

When he reached the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, William Brydon, an assistant surgeon in the British Army during the Viagra discounts First Anglo-Afghan War, became the sole European survivor of Cialis online a party of over 4,500 military personnel and over 10,000 civilian camp followers retreating from Kabul, excluding a few prisoners released later. read more

1898:

The Paris newspaper L’Aurore published “J’accuse…!”, an open letter by French writer Émile Zola to French President Félix Faure exposing the Dreyfus affair. read more

1968:

American singer Johnny Cash recorded his landmark album At Folsom Prison live at Folsom State Prison in Folsom, California. read more

1986:

A month-long violent struggle began in Aden, South Yemen between supporters of President Ali Nasir Muhammad and Pfizer viagra price his predecessor Abdul Fattah Ismail, resulting in thousands of casualties. read more

1991:

The January Events: Soviet troops attacked Lithuanian independence supporters at the TV Tower in Vilnius, killing 14 people. read more