1968 A year in picture

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1968 A year in picture

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.

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The first Big Mac went on sale at McDonald's for 49 cents in 1968.

The 1968 Winter Olympics were held in Grenoble, France.

In May of 1968, student riots took place in France. Students would protest the closure and expulsion of other students from the universities.

On January 8, the Green Bay Packers defeat the Oakland Raiders (33-14) in Super Bowl II.

Doctors perform the first bone marrow transplant in 1968.

North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War.

A Year in Pictures

On December 9, 1968, Douglas C. Engelbart invents the computer mouse.

On October 2, 1968, 30 to 300 students were killed in the Tlatelolco Massacre. Only because of the Mexican government invested in $150 million in preparation for the 1968 Olympics.

On December 24, Apollo 8 enters Moon orbit.

Oliver! was based on the book Oliver Twist, and was made into a musical film in 1968.

John Darley and Bibb Latane demonstrate the bystander effect.


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