August 4, 1969 – Secret negotiations are initiated in Paris

August 4, 1969 – Secret negotiations are initiated in Paris

The first secret negotiating session takes place between Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuan Thuy, at the apartment of French intermediary Jean Sainteny in Paris.

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July 20, 1969 – Armstrong walks on moon

July 20, 1969 – Armstrong walks on moon

At 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, nearly 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks these words to millions listening and watching on television at home: ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.’

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July 3, 1969 – Brian Jones and Jim Morrison die, two years apart to the day

July 3, 1969 – Brian Jones and Jim Morrison die, two years apart to the day

Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones is found dead of an apparent accidental drowning on this day in 1969. Two years later to the day, in 1971, Jim Morrison dies of heart failure in a Paris bathtub.

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