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1969

In 1969 the first person walked on the surface of the Moon.
Which important event listed below did NOT occur during that same year?

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The Stonewall Riot in New York City marked the beginning of the gay rights movement.

Incorrect! This event occured in 1969.

On June 27, 1969, New York City police raided a Greenwich Village gay bar, the Stonewall Inn. The patrons fought back, provoking three nights of rioting and the appearance of “gay power” slogans on the buildings in area.

The Children's Television Workshop introduceed Sesame Street.

Incorrect! This event occured in 1969.

On November 10, 1969, Sesame Street debuted on the Children’s Television Workshop. Broadcast in over 100 countries and the winner of 109 Emmy Awards Sesame Street has become one of the most highly regarded educational shows for children worldwide.

Earth from Apollo 17The first photograph of the whole Earth in space was taken by a human being.


CORRECT! This event did not occur in 1969.

Although “Earthrise,” a partial view of the Earth rising over the Moon, was taken by the crew of Apollo 8 on December 24, 1968, it was not until 1972 (aboard Apollo 17) that the first photo of the entire Earth was taken by a person.

The first version of the Internet went into use.

Incorrect! This event occured in 1969.

ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) goes online in December 1969, connecting four major US universities. Designed for research, education, and government organizations, it is the foundation upon which the Internet will eventually be built.


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