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Hank Aaron - Changing Times

 
 
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By Devon Polzar, 2019
1. Hank Aaron - Changing Times Marker
Inscription.  
1958
Hank Aaron
The Milwaukee Braves win another National League pennant, but lose the World Series to the New York Yankees four games to three.
Science & Technology
The U.S. establishes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National
Alaska becomes the 49th state
Arts & Entertainment
The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in New York City

1965
Hank Aaron
Aaron and Eddie Matthews set the record for most home runs by teammates, beating Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig's record of 793. They end up with a total of 863 home runs together. The Braves owners decide to move the team to Atlanta. Their last game in Milwaukee is played in September, losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-6 in 11 innings.
Civil Rights
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads 4000 demonstrators on a march from Selma to Montgomery, AL to promote voting rights for Black Americans. State troopers attack the demonstrators
On August 6th, President Johnson signs into law the Voting Rights Act, prohibiting states from using poll

Hank Aaron - Changing Times Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
2. Hank Aaron - Changing Times Marker
taxes or literacy tests to limit voter registration of minorities
Malcolm X is shot February 21st as he is about to speak at a Harlem ballroom
Milwaukee
Fr. James Groppi returns to Milwaukee from marching in Selma, AL with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In October he leads a three-day boycott in Milwaukee against de facto segregation of schools
Harley-Davidson issues stock and becomes a publicly-held company National
President Johnson signs the Medicare bull into law and initiates War on Poverty programs
The first U.S. troops are sent to Vietnam
Arts & Entertainment
The top three movies are "The Sound of Music," "Doctor Zhivago", and "Thunderball"
Aretha Franklin records "RESPECT" for Atlantic Records
The Beatles release the move "Help!" and the single "A Hard Day's Night"
Science & Technology
Ralph Nader publishes "Unsafe at any Speed," a report that is highly critical of the safety of automobiles. The report prompts a campaign to improve the safety of U.S. automobiles and launches Nader's career as a consumer advocate.

1968
Hank Aaron
On July 14th, Aaron hits his 500th home run
National
The American Indian Movement (AIM) is founded in Minneapolis
Milwaukee
The first Summerfest, known as "Milwaukee World Festival," is held
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Milwaukee chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), established in 1967, begins its first protests and sit-ins
Wisconsin's first heart transplant is performed at St. Luke's Hospital
Arts & Entertainment
Stanley Kubrick produces the film "2001: A Space Odyssey"
Civil Rights
Shirley Chisholm becomes the first Black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., America's leading civil rights activist, is assassinated on April 4th
Robert Kennedy, brother of the late President John F. Kennedy, is assassinated on June 5th, after winning the Democratic primary for the Presidency in California
 
Erected by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
 
Location. 43° 1.745′ N, 87° 57.952′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. The marker is located in the eastern parking lot of Miller Park. The marker is located on the western edge of the parking lot between the lot and the Hank Aaron State Trail/Menomonee River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee WI 53214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Hank Aaron - Changing Times (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hank Aaron - Changing Times
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Hank Aaron State Trail (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hank Aaron (about 500 feet away); Milwaukee Braves, 1953-1965 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnny Logan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Donald Eugene Conley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Ray Buhl (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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