When I was a kid, the world was a busy place.
In 1968 ...
Nearly 17,000 Americans were killed in Vietnam – about 50% more than it had been the year before or would be in 1969 and 9X what it had been as recently as 1965.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy were killed.
Jackie Kennedy - our former first lady - married Aristotle Onassis - a Greek shipping tycoon.
The Black Panthers engaged in shoot outs with Oakland police as one of many deadly racial conflicts across the country.
The ’68 Olympics was rocked when American gold and bronze medal winners raised their fist during the awards ceremony in the symbol of black power. (Did I mention that there was an Olympics?)
Intel was founded.
NASA launched Apollo 7, the first manned space craft and Apollo 8,the first time any humans saw the dark side of the moon or orbited around it.
Yale announced that it would admit women.
Nixon won the presidency.
Does anyone else think that 24 hour news channels were invented about 40 years too late? Given that TV news was one hour back then, the ratio of remarkable events to actual remarks must have been about 386X what it is today.