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This Week in Boomer History: Sally Ride … Monterey Pop … Civil Rights

Posted By Steve Mencher On June 15, 2014 @ 2:00 am In Bulletin Today | No Comments

Astronaut Sally Ride [1]Notable events from our shared experience

Astronaut Sally K. Ride [2] becomes the first American woman in space on June 18, 1983. Passionately devoted to teaching science, technology, engineering and math to girls, she starts Sally Ride Science [3] in 2001.

Singer-actress Judy Garland dies at age 47 on June 22, 1969. Fred Astaire once called the star of The Wizard of Oz “the greatest entertainer who ever lived.”

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President Richard Nixon [5] signs a measure lowering the voting age to 18 on June 22, 1970.

Opening in California on June 16, 1967, the three-day Monterey International Pop Music Festival helps launch Jimi Hendrix, the Who and Janis Joplin to stardom.

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Considered to be the first-ever summer blockbuster, Steven Spielberg’s monster movie Jaws opens in hundreds of theaters on June 20, 1975.

Columbia Records unveils the long-playing, 33â…“ rpm phonograph record on June 19, 1948. Overcoming technical issues that sank the format in the early 1930s, the first release features Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor with soloist Nathan Milstein.

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After an 83-day filibuster, the U.S. Senate approves the Civil Rights Act [8] of 1964 on June 19. Two days later, civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner disappear in Philadelphia, Miss.; their bodies are found six weeks later.

LBJ and MLK Signing Civil Rights Act 1964 [9]

After Senate approval June 19, the Civl Rights Act of 1964 is signed July 2.


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[2] Sally K. Ride: http://blog.aarp.org/2012/07/24/sally-ride-things-you-might-not-know-about-americas-first-woman-astronaut/%20?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[3] Sally Ride Science: https://sallyridescience.com/

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