Our Journey to 75 Years – 1965

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Looking Back at Life in 1965!

Minimum Wage was $1.40 per/hr.
New house cost on average $13,600
The average cost of a loaf of bread was $1.00
A New Chevrolet Corvette was $4,233 and fuel was $0.31 per gallon (still, no litres back then in Canada)

January – The Hope Slide, the largest landslide ever recorded in Canada, kills four.
FebruaryNational Flag of Canada Day, marked by ceremonies across the Dominion, the Maple Leaf becomes the National Flag. Canada_flag_halifax_9_-04MarchMartin Luther King, Jr. Leads Second March from Selma to Montgomery.
AprilLester Pearson gives a speech at Temple University in the United States that calls for a stop to the bombing of North Vietnam, infuriating President Lyndon Johnson.
May – The Montreal Canadiens won their Thirteenth Stanley Cup by defeating the Chicago Black Hawks 4 games to 3.
June – Rolling Stones release single “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”.
July – Star Trek series is filmed as a pilot episode.Star Trek 1965August – The Beatles release ‘Help’ album in the UK.
September – The new Toronto City Hall is opened.
October – A pivotal moment of the introduction of the miniskirt to women’s fashion.
November - Wills Transfer celebrated 20 years in business.
December – “A Charlie Brown Christmas” premieres.A Charlie Brown Christmas

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