1968 by BarkerC

Champion(s):

KaufmanK


Runner(s)-Up:

ChernicoffS
Although the Moon is only one-fourth the size of the Earth, it is further away.


Quiz Description

Given clues, name the following about events from 50 years ago, the year 1968.

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1 KaufmanK 422 99 15
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2 ChernicoffS 418 97 15
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3 ClouseBrian 401 96 15
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4 KreitzerJ 388 95 15
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5 CoenM 387 93 15
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6 StahlhutJ 385 92 15
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7 LorinBurte 380 90 15
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8 rfgold 351 89 15
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9 BoyerA 342 87 15
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9 RobinJRichards 342 87 15
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11 GeorgeSpelvin 339 85 15
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12 GoodmanDL 333 82 15
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15 LearyField 326 79 15
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17 Jsemleslie 300 76 00
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18 RichmondJ 298 75 15
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19 WatsonG 282 73 15
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20 Sharpj 279 72 00
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22 BeningoS 269 69 15
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24 DreyfusB 266 66 00
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25 GrossB 255 65 15
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26 WhitmireS 253 63 15
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Questions:

JANUARY: Claiming the ship violated its territorial waters while spying, North Korea seizes this American Banner-class environmental research ship, attached to Naval Intelligence.

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USS Pueblo

FEBRUARY: National Educational Television airs the first episode of this Pittsburgh-based show, which would span 31 seasons and 912 episodes. Major funding for this show would come from the Sears Roebuck Foundation and viewers like you. Thank you.

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Mister Rogers Neighborhood

MARCH: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson mandates that all computers purchased by the federal government support this character encoding.

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ASCII

APRIL: This church created by the union of the former [part of answer] and Evangelical [part of answer] Brethren churches.

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United Methodist Church or UMC

MAY: The Beatles announce the creation of what record label in a New York press conference.

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Apple Records

JUNE: While attempting to leave London's Heathrow Airport on a falsified Canadian passport this man is arrested for the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr..

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James Earl Ray

JULY: The first International Summer Games for this organization, founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, are held at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill, with about 1,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities.

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Special Olympics

AUGUST: While police will clash with protesters late in the month during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, early in the month, Richard Nixon receives the Republican nomination for President in this city.

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Miami (Beach), Florida

SEPTEMBER: At Paine Field, near Everett, Washington in the United States, Boeing officially rolls out this new jumbo jet for the media and the public.

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747

OCTOBER: Police baton civil rights demonstrators in Derry, marking the beginning of what period of entho-national conflict and unrest that would continue until 1998?

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The Troubles

NOVEMBER: NBC cuts off the final 1:05 of an Oakland Raiders–New York Jets AFL football game to broadcast what pre-scheduled children's movie? The Raiders score two late touchdowns to comeback to win, and fans flood NBC's switchboard.

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Heidi

DECEMBER: Astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William A. Anders become the first humans to see the far side of the Moon and planet Earth as a whole as they orbit the moon during this NASA mission.

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Apollo 8