Saturday, January 10, 2009

What happen the year you were born?

babyboomers 1946 - 1964

Some Highlights of the year we were born.

John F. Kennedy elected President in narrow contest over Richard Nixon (Our first Catholic President elected)
Soviet Union shoots down an American U-2 reconnaissance airplane over Soviet airspace and captures pilot Gary Powers, forcing U.S. to admit to aerial spying
Black students stage a sit-in at a lunch counter in Greensboro, NC to protest segregated seating at the establishment; the event inspires a wave of such sit-ins across the South (Just think, in 10 days we'll have a Black family movin' into the Whitehouse and eatin' off of $493,000 worth of china....we've come a long way baby!)
Belgian Congo wins independence
U.S., Britain, France and the Soviet Union conduct summit talks, but without results
U.S. relations with Cuba deteriorate as Castro regime seizes U.S. assets

The number of television sets in the U.S. reaches 85 million, nearly one set for every two Americans (about 219 million today)
First "Teflon" non-sticking cookware goes on sale at Macy's in New York
First oral contraceptives made available to the public (That was a close one. If that would've got here sooner..we might not be here!)


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