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1968 is a year in the 20th century. It is the ninth year of the 1960s.

Known Events[]

  • The first windsurfer is patented in California.[1]
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. supports the sanitation workers' strike.[2]
  • McDonald's introduces the Big Mac.[3]
  • The Beatles record the song "Revolution."[4]
  • Navajo tribesmen open the first tribally run community college.[5]
  • The 911 emergency number is introduced in the U.S.[6]
  • The Dance Theatre of Harlem is founded.[7]
  • Shirley Chisholm becomes the first black woman to be elected to Congress.[8]
  • Martin Luther King is assassinated.[9]

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?[]

In Episode 15, the Unknown Explorer decides that he wants to do windsurfing, but he is told that someone has already patented a windsurfer in the same year the Beatles movie Yellow Submarine is released in theatres. These clues lead the Time Pilots to California in the year 1968.

In Episode 19, Baron Wasteland taunts the Time Pilots about a sanitation workers' strike provoked by discrimination. This strike has been approved by Martin Luther King, Jr., who, sadly, is destined to be assassinated. The Baron's clues lead the Time Pilots to Memphis in the year 1968.

In Episode 30, Medeva taunts the Time Pilots with her own little rhyme about the first Navajo-run community college. Her clues lead them to the year 1968.