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    1963:
    * Tezuka Osamu's Tetsuwan Atom ("Astroboy") manga series debuts on New Year's Day.
    * Martin Luther King Jr. utters these powerful words on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial: "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!"
    * Marvel Comics releases #1 of a comic book series known as The Avengers.

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    1966:
    * Indira Gandhi (no relation to Mahatma Gandhi) is elected as India's first female Prime Minister.
    * Australia switches to decimal currency and begins converting to metric weights and measures.
    * Japan, having started converting to the metric system in 1924, legally declares the metric system as their official system of weights and measures. All government sectors now exclusively use metric weights and measures.

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    Is noone else keeping count of their toys?
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    1967:
    * Pulsars are discovered and the term "black hole" is first coined.
    * The Australian government holds a referendum in order to change the Constitution and have it legally count Indigenous Australians as people. 90.77% of Australians voted "yes," and thus Aborigines were finally classified as fully human beings.
    * Legendary voice actress Hayashibara Megumi is born.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoktimusPrime View Post
    Is noone else keeping count of their toys?
    I'd say to everyone else, its just a number, they care not for any numerical significance outside of their collection
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    1968:
    * John Gorton is sworn in as Prime Minister following the disappearance of Harold Holt.
    * Marvel Comics debuts a new series: the Silver Surfer. Shueisha first publishes Weekly Shonen Jump. Shogakukan first publishes "Shojo Comic."
    * Viet Cong officer Nguyễn Văn Lém, who had committed war crimes including the killing of civilians (including children) is arrested by South Vietnamese national police. Chief Nguyễn Ngọc Loan (who had members of his own family killed by Lém) publicly executes Lém by shooting him in the head at point blank range. The execution is filmed by American photographer Eddie Adams, whose photography wins a Pulitzer Prize. The film also further fuels anti-war sentiment among the American public, and in other countries too. Simon Townsend (future host of Simon Townsend's Wonderworld) was a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, an offence which was punishable by court martial and imprisonment. Townsend finally wins the exemption from military service after a fifth court appeal.

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    1972:
    * Ceylon becomes Sri Lanka
    * The Whitlam Era begins in Australia
    * Richard Nixon visits China (the first U.S. President to have ever done so) and meets with Mao Zedong, formally establishing relations between the two nations. Later that year the Watergate scandal occurs which of course led to Nixon's loss of Presidency 2 years later.

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    Watergate was a really big thing not only for America, but for Western society in general. The Western world had just been through major social upheaval during the 1960s with things like the Civil Rights Movement (including in Australia where the White Australia Policy was abolished and as a society we suddenly became ashamed of what happened to the Stolen Generations etc.), the Hippie Revolution, and of course the Vietnam War was still happening. Watergate added another huge blow to Western civilisation. Western society shifted from being one of relative unquestioning obedience and loyalty to one where people where people became increasingly more skeptical and questioning of authority.

    Prior to Watergate, the American people never questioned the President even if the did questionable things. JFK was a womaniser, yet it was just accepted. Yet Bill Clinton was nearly impeached for his indiscretion.

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    1975:
    * Saigon falls and the Vietnam War finally ends.
    * Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia. Splitters!
    * Jaws is released in cinemas
    * Indonesia invades East Timor, during which 5 journalists from Australia are killed in Balibo.
    * Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Queen releases Bohemian Rhapsody.
    * Takara's Microman enters its second year with the line, "Microman Victory"
    * George Lucas forms the visual effects company Industrial Light and Magic
    * Gough Whitlam is dismissed as Prime Minister!
    * The Koutetsu Jeeg anime debuts with toys made by Takara. The head is clearly a forerunner for Wheeljack/Exhaust, and Takara have admitted that Koutetsu Jeeg was the inspiration for Headmasters. #titansreturn
    * Taito releases the arcade game Western Gun, the first game to depict human on human combat. Midway later adapts this game for the West, becoming the first microprocessor-based video game (Taito's was based on transistor-to-transistor logic).

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    Sentinel Prime makes 1976...
    * Anyone reading this on an iPhone or iPad take note that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded the Apple Computer company in this year.
    * The United States celebrates the Bicentenary of the Declaration of Independence.
    * The Olympics are held in Peter Cullen's birthplace, Montréal, Canada.
    * Indonesia declares East Timor to be an Indonesian Province after invading it in late 1975.
    * The Viking 2 lands on Utopia Planitia, Mars.
    * The Muppet Show debuts.
    * The Aboriginal Land Rights Act is enacted.
    * George Lucas finishes writing a script and begins filming Star Wars: A New Hope
    * VHS wins the video home format war

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoktimusPrime View Post
    Sentinel Prime makes 1976
    40 more and you start predicting the future!

    Which, should be about this time next year, based on when you posted your 1935 update - exactly 1 year ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphim Prime View Post
    40 more and you start predicting the future!

    Which, should be about this time next year, based on when you posted your 1935 update - exactly 1 year ago!
    That is why I haven't been playing this game

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