Current events of the 60's and 70's

-April 11, 1968

President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968 prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing.

-November 6, 1968

The student strike at San Francisco State College began.

-April 1, 1969

The student strike at San Francisco state college ended

-April 24, 1969

Kaliflower commune's free print shop publishes its premier issue of the intercommunal newsletter Kaliflower.

-August 1, 1969

Charles Manson and his followers murder the pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six of her friends

-April 22, 1970

First Earth Day


NASA and the soviets send probes to mars

Cigarette ads are banned on TV

The first floppy disc is created for computers


Attemps for Vietnam peace fail

Nike running shoes hit the market

First commercially succesful game (pong) is released


OPEC doubles the price of oil

October War in Israel

Tower number two of the world trade center is built

The Vietnam war ends when Nixon takes the last troops out of Vietnam


President Nixon resigns

Gerald Ford pardons Nixon

First black model on the cover of a major fashon magazine (vogue)

Freedom of information act passed over Ford's veto