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Goldie Hawn--in a bikini--helps usher in a new era of irreverent entertainment on NBC’s Laugh-In.
A Barnard college co-ed, Linda LeClair, makes headlines when she’s disciplined for--gasp!--living with her boyfriend.
It’s a major sports scandal when Kentucky Derby winner Dancer’s Image is disqualified for doping.
Aretha Franklin, the year’s best-selling female recording artist, gets some R-E-S-P-E-C-T on the cover of Time. (cover credit: Boris Chaliapin)
Tammy Wynette records the controversial “Stand By Your Man.” (Get a load of these lyrics.)
Bras and girdles are tossed into the trash by feminist protesters at the Miss America pageant.
So you lived through 1968--or it feels like you did, thanks to umpteen Forrest Gump viewings--and you can?t name another year of American history as jam-packed.
Now you can take a month-by-month stroll down memory lane at the Chicago History Museum, where the traveling show The 1968 Exhibit just opened.
The big events are covered, from the Apollo 8 lunar orbit to the assassinations that shook the country. (The riots at Chicago?s Democratic National Convention get major play, too.)
For us, the lighter moments on the timeline were a fascinating reminder of how American culture changed at breakneck speed. Watch the slideshow for our favorite highlights.
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