1968: Week 17

Posted on April 20, 2008
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Weekly timeline for 1968: A year of change and tumult

strike.gifApril 23: Students at Columbia University take over administration buildings and shut down the university to protest the war in Vietnam, university ties to the Defense Dept., and plans to build a gym over neighborhood objections. The sit-in lasts for a week.

April 23: The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merge to form the United Methodist Church.

April 24: Comedy performer Tommy Noonan (he was Marilyn Monroe’s boyfriend in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”) dies in Woodland Hills, Calif., at age 45.


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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