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August 21, 2019
On this date ...
1969: The Czechoslovak government sent tanks tonight into Prague, where crowds estimated as high as 100,000 exploded into noisy anti-Russian protests. Some people were hit by teargas and clubs.
• Tucumcari faculty members met this morning at the high school library, where principal William C. Litchfield gave them their 1969-1970 handbooks, schedules and duty lists in preparation for the upcoming school year.
• The Tucumcari Junior High Trojans, led by head coach Max Laing, began practice today for their 1969 football season.
• The Odeon Theatre advertised a screening of “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The Canal Drive-In held a double feature of “Nevada Smith” and the Andy Griffith-starring “Angel in My Pocket.”