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42 stunning photos reveal what life was like 50 years ago

INSIDER Logo By Darcy Schild of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 43: 
  The year 1969, which marked pivotal moments in science,
    pop
    culture, and politics, was
    50 years ago.
  
  The summer of 1969 in particular saw several historic
  moments, from 
    Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon to the chaos that
    was the Woodstock
    music festival.
  
  The first wave of baby boomers, people born after World War
  II, were teenagers and young adults in 1969.
  
  
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  The last year of the '60s was much more than 
  groovy fashion, hippies, and peace signs - it was a year of
  events, accomplishments, and movements that were groundbreaking
  for the time.

  Four Apollo space missions, The Beatles' last concert and album,
  "Abbey Road," the infamous Woodstock
  music festival, and 
  a historic anti-war protest on Washington were all pieces of
  history that occurred in 1969. 

  Here's a look at some of the biggest moments from that year, told
  through photographs that shed light on what life was like 50
  years ago.

The last year of the '60s was much more than groovy fashion, hippies, and peace signs - it was a year of events, accomplishments, and movements that were groundbreaking for the time.

Four Apollo space missions, The Beatles' last concert and album, "Abbey Road," the infamous Woodstock music festival, and a historic anti-war protest on Washington were all pieces of history that occurred in 1969.

Here's a look at some of the biggest moments from that year, told through photographs that shed light on what life was like 50 years ago.

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