World Events

Posted in 1969

  • Launch of Apollo XIApollo XI lands on the moon: Armstrong and Aldrin are the first men to walk on the moon's surface, 20 July.
  • Withdrawal of troops from Vietnam begins.
  • China's "Cultural Revolution" formally ends. The following years are devoted to restoring normal conditions in China.
  • Civil disturbances in Ulster: Britain sends troops to Ulster to support the civil authorities.
  • First supersonic flight of Concorde airliner in October.


The moon