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1969
CONTENTS

Chronology of Events

The Year in Pictures

Awards and Honors

Disasters

Entertainment News and Highlights

Notable Deaths

Sports News and Highlights

State Governors

U.S. Congress Members

World Leaders

Air Pollution in the Country
Air Pollution in the Country

Cyclamates Banned
Cyclamates Banned
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.

Moon Rocks On Display
Moon 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.

Niagara Falls Turned Off
Niagara Falls Turned Off

A Rash of Hijackings
A Rash of Highjackings
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.

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