In 52 years a lot has happened. Some good things and some . . . not so much.
1966: Chevrolet introduced the Camaro .
1967: S.E. Hinton wrote The Outsiders when she was only 15 years old and it has sold 500k copies.
1968: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy are assassinated.
1968: Summer Olympics in Mexico City, U.S. athletes bowed their heads and raised their black-gloved fists in a recognized salute to the Black Power movement during the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner. ”
1968: Shirley Chisholm of New York becomes the first black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
1969: The country witnessed the Manson murders, the Stonewall riots, the Woodstock festival and man landing on the moon.
1970: The United States, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and forty-five other nations sign the Treaty for the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
1971: Two waves of storms, which included tornadoes that registered F3 on the Fujita-Pearson scale, swept through Georgia destroying more than a million dollars in property, killing one person and injuring 23. Counties affected were Polk, Gwinnett, Douglas, Dekalb, Carroll, Screven, Paulding, Randolph, Houston, Troup, Macon, Dooly, Sumter, Chatham, Lanier, Tattnall, and Wilcox.
1971: Georgia ratifies the 26th Amendment, setting the voting age to 18.
1972: The Tuskegee Experiment exposed by the Washington Evening Star.
1973: Savannah records 3.6 inches of snow – most in 100 years.
1974: Jimmy Carter announces his candidacy for President of the United States.
1975: One of the very first blockbuster films, Jaws, is released.
MORE TO COME . . .