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Class of 1968 – 45th Reunion

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World Events in 1968:
– Average Cost of a new car $2,822.00
-North Vietnam and Viet Cong troops launch the Tet offensive
-Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Leader of Negro Civil Rights Movement is killed by James Earl Ray which leads to Violence and Race Riots in US Cities
-President Johnson announces on nationwide television he would not run for another term of office
-Alec Rose completes his single-handed 354-day round-the-world trip.
-The Winter Olympic Games are held in Grenoble, France
-The first Big Mac goes on sale in McDonalds costing 49 cents
-The CBS television news magazine program “60 Minutes” shown for the first time
-The Redwood National Park is created in California to protect the Giant Redwoods.
-The Federal Hourly Minimum Wage is $1.60 an hour

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. T.K. Oates permalink
    January 25, 2012 5:31 pm

    Are you trying to have the class of 1967 stay in specific lodgings ?

  2. Washington and Lee Alumni Office permalink*
    January 26, 2012 8:40 am

    Hello! No, only the 50th Reunion Class has specific lodgings assigned for this reunion year. Thanks!

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