Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows win the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama with How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.
In 1963, the Equal Pay Act, the first federal law against sexual discrimination, is passed by Congress, requiring the payment of equal compensation to women and men doing jobs calling for substantially equal skill, effort, and responsibility.
In 1963, a direct telephone link, the "hot line," is established between the White House and the Kremlin.
In 1964, the omnibus Civil Rights bill is passed banning discrimination in voting, jobs, and accommodations. The same year the Civil Rights Act is passed, forbidding discrimination on the grounds of religion, race, ethnicity, and sex.
In 1964, the number of computers in the United States has grown to seventeen thousand (up from fifteen in 1954).
In 1967, a Senate subcommittee hears testimony predicting that by 1985, Americans will work twenty-two hours each week, twenty-seven weeks a year, or they will retire at thirty-eight years old.
In 1969, the first man lands on the moon.
In 1969, approximately 225 million telephones are in service in the world, 114 million of which are in the United States.
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