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1. What happened in 1960? Harper Lee won a Pulitzer for "To Kill a Mockingbird", Kennedy and Nixon debated live on television, Gestapo chief Adolf Eichmann was arrested, and Gary Powers was sentenced to three years in prison and seven years' hard labor. What was his crime?
2. What happened in 1961? Farthings ceased to be legal tender in Britain, a band of revolutionaries got thoroughly beaten at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba, Alan Shepard became the first American in space, and Joseph Heller wrote a book whose title became a part of the English language. What was the book?
3. What happened in 1962? An earthquake in Iran killed 10,000 people, Marilyn Monroe died, there was an attempted assassination on French President Charles de Gaulle, and Stan Lee and Jack Kirby released a comic book that introduced a now-classic character. Who was it?
4. What happened in 1963? John F. Kennedy was murdered (as was Lee Harvey Oswald), Valentina Tereshkova became the first female cosmonaut, Winston Churchill became an honorary American citizen, and the United States introduced an innovation in its postal system. What was it?
5. What happened in 1964? Kenya became a republic (with Jomo Kenyatta as president), Martin Luther King, Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize, New York hosted the World's Fair, and Art Fleming hosted a television show that should be near and dear to all our hearts. What show premiered in March?
6. What happened in 1965? A blackout affected over 30 million people in the northeastern United States and parts of Canada, Olivier starred as "Othello" in the movies, 25,000 people marched in support of stopping the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C., and Bob Dylan allegedly angered a lot of folk music fans by doing what at the Newport Folk Festival?
7. What happened in 1966? The Soviet Union's Luna 9 spacecraft made a soft landing on the moon, United States Catholics were first allowed to eat meat on Fridays (except during Lent), Indira Gandhi became the Prime Minister of India, and Anton LaVey founded a church. What was it?
8. What happened in 1967? The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the first Super Bowl, The US Supreme Court (in Loving v. Virginia) ruled that interracial marriage was constitutional, Israel annexed East Jerusalem, and a celebrity was arrested for refusing his induction into the US Army. Who was he?
9. What happened in 1968? Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were assassinated, pulsars (Pulsating Radio sources) were discovered by Hewish and Bell from the Mullard Observatory in Cambridge, Simon and Garfunkel recorded "Mrs. Robinson", and a musical drama opened off-Broadway at Joseph Papp's Public Theater. What was this groundbreaking musical that contained the songs "Aquarius", "Sodomy" and "Good Morning Starshine"?
10. What happened in 1969? Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, American troops began to withdraw from Vietnam, the Beatles gave their last public performance (on the roof of Apple Records), and Dave Thomas opened a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, naming it after his daughter. What was the restaurant?
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