1968: Week 16

Posted on April 14, 2008
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Weekly timeline for 1968: A year of change and tumult

April 18: 178,000 employees of the U.S. Bell Telephone System go on strike.

April 18: The London Bridge is sold to U.S. oil company McCulloch Oil. The bridge was disassembled and then rebuilt at Lake Havasu, Arizona.

londonbridge.jpgApril 19: Ashley Judd is born in Granada Hills, California,

April 20: Pierre Elliott Trudeau was sworn in as prime minister of Canada. He succeeds Lester B. Pierson.

April 21: At the 22nd Tony Awards, “Rosencranz & Guildenstern” wins for best play and “Hallelujah Baby” wins for best musical.


The Whole World Was Watching: An oral history of 1968. A joint project between South Kingstown High School and Brown University’s Scholarly Technology Group
Timelines of History
Timeline 1968
Rock Timeline
Wikipedia Music Timeline
Frank Eugene Smitha’s Macrohistory and World Report


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