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By cats_123  
Good Morning EPZers....a bright, sunny start...does it remind you of those hazy, lazy summer days when you were 17? (That was 1968 for me....)

A few things that happened..
Prague spring
Harold Wilson - I'm backing Britain
The Vietnam War - battle of Khe Sanh begins, the Tet offensive begins. Eddie Adams takes this Pullitzer prize winning war photo (which changed the war in the eyes of the US public) for
Rowan & martin's laugh in starts (cult TV)
North Korea seizes USS Pueblo (accused of spying) - `plus ša change'?
Civil rights disturbances in USA
Baggeridge colliery closes ending 300 years of mining in the `Black Country'
2001: A space oddity released
Enoch Powell delivers his `rivers of blood speech'
Apple records created
West Brom won the FA cup (Jeff Astle scoring)
Man City won the 1st Div title
Man Utd won the European cup
Robert F Kennedy assassinated
James Earl ray arrested for the murder og Martin Luther King Jr
Saddam Hussein becomes the vice president of the revolutionary council in Iraq
Dad's Army broadcasted
The MCC cancels a cricket tour of South Africa (Basil D'Oliveira refused entry)
Apollo 7 launches (the first manned mission)
Bob Beamon breaks the long jump record by 55cms!!
Led Zeppelin's first live performance
Israeli forces fly into Lebanese airspace
(all courtesy of Wikipedia)
and much much more.........What a year that was!!!

Have a great day and stay safe Smile

Tags: Uk General Northern ireland 17 Bangor 1968

Voters: bliba, Chinga, mrswoolybill and 28 more

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Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
23 May 2018 7:57AM
I like the number 17! Excellent image presented, Isabel GrinGrin

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capto Plus
7 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
23 May 2018 8:25AM

17...I can't remember that far back.WinkSmile
23 May 2018 9:25AM
Yeah, works well against the dark green background Jeff.
But are you sure it isn't an upside down forty one with the | missing? Now that was a hell of a year too.

Nikonuser1 Plus
7 161 16 United Kingdom
23 May 2018 10:15AM
Snap Jeff, I also was 17 in 1968SmileSmile

23 May 2018 10:32AM
Thanks for the memories of the era JeffSmileSmile
I am only 2 years younger
23 May 2018 11:04AM
i was only 16 in 1968
and yes, the Pague spring and the Vietnam war
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 14 England
23 May 2018 11:38AM
Can't argue with that title for this image, Jeff! Grin You've certainly been doing your homework here too! Wink
Trev Smile
10 10 10 England
23 May 2018 12:20PM
Wow - you've done your homework Jeff - I can't remember last week sometimes. Being 17 seems a long time ago!!!!
Great info, now I feel 90, long time since I was a teenager
Fefe Plus
8 33 31 United Kingdom
23 May 2018 2:33PM

saltireblue Plus
9 10.2k 50 Norway
23 May 2018 7:37PM
In 1968 I was in Paris during the Sorbonne student riots, together with my French host Dominique and his elder brothers. Loved every minute of it!


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