In Photos: A Look Back at 1969

A portrait of the crew of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission to the moon, from left, astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, and Neil Armstrong, as they pose on a model of the moon in 1969.

Ralph Morse / The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty

 

Chief Justice Earl Warren administers the oath of office to Richard M. Nixon, who became the 37th President of the United States, on the east portico of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 1969.

Library of Congress

 

Original caption: “A hippie demonstrator is restrained by police during a ‘Counter Inaugural’ parade staged along Pennsylvania Avenue this afternoon. Several demonstrators were arrested by police.”

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A U.S. Cobra helicopter gunship pulls out of a rocket and strafing attack on a Viet Cong position near Cao Lanh in the Mekong Delta on January 22, 1969, during the Vietnam War.

McInerney / AP

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