1969
THIS YEAR IN LAS VEGAS ...

WHILE IN THE WORLD ...

New Hotel Casinos
The Landmark and the International (Later Las Vegas Club) open this year, within a day of each other.
The Mint opens downtown, on the original site of the Apache Hotel.

Casinos Attack Helldorado
Downtown Casinos protest for the Helldorado celebrations. The parades are accused to block some Downtown streets, lowering casino profits.

One giant leap for manking
On July 21, the ''Eagle'', landing module of the American spacecraft Apollo 11, lands on the surface of the moon. Astronaut Neil Armstrong is the first to touch the surface with his feet.
Armstrong's words ''That's a small step for man, one giant leap for mankind'' will stay forever in the history. JFK's 1961 pledge, to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, has been finally accomplished.
Armstrong and Aldrin will stay 21 1/2 hours on the moon, collecting rock samples and taking pictures, and then will star their trip back to the main spacecraft, Columbia, piloted by astronaut Collins.

SALT
Soviet Union and United States open a series of disarmament negotiations, which will become known as Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT).
Previous policy of nuclear deterrence was based on the principle of Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD). Now, an increased number of countries that can afford to build a nuclear bomb.
Therefore, the Nonproliferation Treaty is aimed at limiting the technology to the Super-powers.

Woodstock
Organized by the Woodstock Ventures, Inc., the ''Woodstock Music and Art Fair'' was intended to be a three-day festival (August 15-17), with the participation of many folk and rock stars.
However, it will be much more than this. With its 400,000 participants, it signs the begin of the youth and pacifist movements (it is the time of Vietnam).

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