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Major Events

The following major events took place in 1969:

  • 1 January: Rupert Murdoch purchases The News of the World.
  • 1 April: Hawker Siddeley Harrier enters service with the RAF. Yes, April 1st.
  • 21 July: The first Man landed on the Moon. Or faked it in a film studio, if you purchase your headgear from Tin-Foil Hats-r-Us.
  • 5 October: Monty Python's Flying Circus premieres on the BBC.

Military Events

The following military events took place in 1969: