History of Conrady Junior High Contruction
1965 (Conrady Junior High was built)
· LBJ’s ‘Great Society” State of the Union address
· MLK Jr. and 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma,Ala. Months later they begin their march from Selma to Montgomery.
· U.S. begins bombing of North Vietnam.
· John Lennon passes his driving test.
· T.G.I. Fridays opens its first restaurant in NewYork City.
1969 (First addition to Conrady Junior High)
· U.S. population reaches 200 million.
· World’s largest airplane – the Boeing 747 –makes its first commercial flight.
· New York Yankees’ Mickey Mantle retires.
· Wendy’s Hamburgers opens.
· Apollo 11, carrying the first men to land on themoon, is launched.
· Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving thescene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident that killedMary Jo Kopechne.
1975 (Second addition to Conrady Junior High)
· TV show ‘Wheel of Fortune’ debuts.
· Chicago Cubs’ Billy Williams hits his 400thhomerun.
· Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” opens at movietheaters.
· Bill Clinton weds Hillary Rodham.
· ‘Saturday Night Live’ premieres.
· Supreme Court rules teachers can spank theirstudents after a warning.
2000 (Third addition to Conrady Junior High)
· Microsoft’s Bill Gates steps aside as CEO andpromotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position.
· The NASDAQ composite stock market index peaks at5132.52, signaling the end of the dot-com boom.
· In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize6-year-old Elian Gonzalez from his relatives’ home in Miami.
· Chicago Cubs’ Sammy Sosa becomes the secondplayer to hit 50 or more homeruns in three consecutive years – joining MarkMcGuire.
· The 100th space shuttle mission isflown.· Hanging “chads” play an integral part indetermining the winner in the race for the White House between George Bush andAl Gore.2012 (4 Modular Classrooms added to Conrady Junior High)