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These events happened 50 years ago

Espresso Logo By Peter Giffen of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: The year was 1969—the summer of love, when we were asked to give peace a chance, against the backdrop of the Vietnam war still raging. Flower power reigned at Woodstock while military strife ruled in Southeast Asia, Central America, Northern Ireland, Africa, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union and elsewhere.
Human ingenuity took us to the moon for the first time, while debased human nature gave us the Manson Family murders. Here are events that happened in the world 50 years ago, revealing the days the music died or thrived.

These events happened 50 years ago

The year was 1969—the summer of love, when we were asked to give peace a chance, against the backdrop of the Vietnam war still raging. Flower power reigned at Woodstock while military strife ruled in Southeast Asia, Central America, Northern Ireland, Africa, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union and elsewhere.

Human ingenuity took us to the moon for the first time, while debased human nature gave us the Manson Family murders. Here are events that happened in the world 50 years ago, revealing the days the music died or thrived.

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