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Virginia

Here’s a look back at 1969

First Family:


Governor Holton – campaigning for Governor, elected in 1969 and taking office in 1970 as
Virginia is for Lovers takes off.
Governor Tim Kaine – turning 11 years old.
First Lady Anne Holton – enjoying the fifth grade at Crystal Spring Elementary School in Roanoke.

Prices:

• First class postage stamp – 6 cents
• Gallon of gas – 35 cents
• Loaf of bread – 20 cents
• Gallon of milk - $1.10
• Dozen eggs – 62 cents
• New car - $2,000
• New house - $27,900
• Median household income - $8,389
• Ticket to Woodstock - $6

Other interesting things from 1969:

• L. Douglas Wilder elected to state senate from Richmond
• Hurricane Camille devastates portions of Nelson County
• Woodstock Music Festival held in upstate New York
• The New York “Miracle” Mets upset the powerful Baltimore Orioles 4 games to 1 in the
  1969 World Series
• Top songs included Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In – 5th Dimension, Honkey Tonk
  Women – The Rolling Stones, Come Together – The Beatles
• The United States was in the middle of some of the worst days of the Viet Nam conflict
• Led Zepplin released its first album – Led Zepplin I
• The Boeing 747 makes its maiden flight
• John Lennon records Give Peace a Chance
• Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the moon
• Sesame Street premiers on PBS
• Richard M. Nixon is sworn in as 37th President of the United States

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