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Generations, Inc.: From Boomers to Linksters—Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work by Larry Johnson, Meagan Johnson

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CHAPTER  2

Baby Boomers: The Elephant in the Python

“We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn’t obey the rules.”

—Alan Bennett, Getting On (1972)

Critical Events in the Lives of Baby Boomers

1960 John Kennedy elected

1961 Bay of Pigs

1961 Cuban Missile Crisis

1963 John Kennedy assassinated

1964 Passage of the Civil Rights Act

1968 Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy assassinated

1968 Chicago Democratic Convention riots

1969 Janis Joplin and Jimmy Hendrix die

1969 Man walks on the moon

1969 Woodstock

1973 Watergate

1974 Nixon resigns and is pardoned

1974 Arab oil embargo

1976 Jimmy Carter elected

1979 Hostages taken in Iran

1980 Reagan elected; Iran hostages released

1980 John Lennon assassinated

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