HANS REMEMBERS NEWS HEADLINES-FRIDAY JUNE 27, 1969- TO MONDAY JUNE 30, 1969

Hans Remembers- News headlines from the last few days of 1969-

Friday June 27, 1969-

Image result for soccer war 1969 images

 

  • The Soccer Match that started  a war- El Salvador beat Honduras 3 to 2 in extra time in Mexico City in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF to determine who would go to the 1970 World Cup. After the game the players shook hands but both nations had mobilized their military along the border they share in Central America. Two weeks later on July 14- tensions escalated to the point where the Salvadoran Air Force bombed Honduran targets. Crazy- all over a soccer match.

Saturday June 28, 1969

Image result for stonewall riots images

 

  • The Stonewall Riots- a milestone in the gay rights movement took place in New York City-at the Stonewall Inn a gay hangout at Christopher Street in Greenwich Village section of Manhattan. On one of the hottest nights of the summer at 1:28am seven police came into the bar and locked the doors and arrested employees and began lining up the patrons to transport them to a detention center and then released them. This was the routine treatment but the gay people had enough of this treatment-and it had to stop it all erupted when the police were forcing their way through the angry crowd to put one of the last customers was violently into the van.

6 responses to “HANS REMEMBERS NEWS HEADLINES-FRIDAY JUNE 27, 1969- TO MONDAY JUNE 30, 1969

    • I can’t recall if I read this today or yesterday but the anniversary of Rosa Parks not giving up her seat was on one of those days. Who would think one event like that would be such a moment of change!

    • Right place, right time, right person. But the war isn’t over yet, for any minority: women, non-white races, non-heterosexual genders. all are fighting to keep the gains they made last century, and improve on them. We need more big events, and we need them now.

    • some wars never end. even when they may seem ‘won’ there is always the possibility of things going backwards.

  1. I was actually just writing about this for a post that I am doing on the Culture Club song Do You Really Want To Hurt Me which will come out on July 12. I found out that the annual LGBT Pride celebrations are held every June to commemorate the Stonewall LGBT riots in Greenwich Village.

Comments are closed.