The Top Ten TV Shows
Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (NBC)
Gunsmoke (CBS)
Bonanza (NBC)
Mayberry RFD (CBS)
Family Affair (CBS)
Here's Lucy (CBS)
The Red Skelton Hour (CBS)
Marcus Welby, M.D. (ABC)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (NBC)
The Doris Day Show (CBS)


"Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."
- First words spoken on the Moon's surface to the Earth, Neil Armstrong

"Here Men From The Planet Earth
First Set Foot Upon The Moon
July 1969, A.D.
We Came In Peace For All Mankind"

- Plaque left on the Moon (mounted on the Landing Module's Descent Stage ladder)

"Fate has ordained that the men who went to the Moon to explore in peace will stay on the Moon to rest in peace. These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice."
- In Event Of Moon Disaster (speech prepared for President Nixon)

"Some river! Chocolate-brown, oily, bubbling with subsurface gases, it oozes rather than flows. . . . The Federal Water Pollution Control Administration dryly notes: 'The lower Cuyahoga has no visible signs of life, not even low forms such as leeches and sludge worms that usually thrive on wastes.'"
- Time magazine article on the Cuyahoga River fire

First Policeman: "That's Fred Hampton."
Second Policeman: "Is he dead? Bring him out."
First Policeman: "He's barely alive. He'll make it."
(Two shots are fired point blank at Hampton's head.)
Second Policeman: "He's good and dead now."
- Eyewitness account of the murder of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton.

(If You Want It)"

- Text of billboards displayed in major cities around the world by John Lennon and Yoko Ono


The Average Cost of a New Car: $3,270.00

The Average Cost of a New House: $27,900.00

Cost of a First Class Stamp: 6 cents

Median Household Income: $8,389.00

Articles and Ads from 1969