Pollution in the Country
On October 18, 1969, the U.S. Department of
Health, Education and Welfare banned future
production of food products containing cyclamates
(used in some artificial sweeteners), which had
been shown to cause cancer in rats.
Rocks On Display
When the Apollo 11 astronauts returned from the
Moon they brought with them about 50 pounds of
lunar soil and rocks, giving Earth-bound
scientists their first ever opportunity to
directly study the Moon's geology.
Falls Turned Off
More than 50 airline flights were hijacked during
1969. Many of the hijackers simply wanted to get
to Cuba and released their hostages unharmed upon
reaching their destination, but there were some
very notable exceptions.