Hans Remembers- News headlines from the last few days of 1969-
Friday June 27, 1969-
- 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
- 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.