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Impact City The Animated Series

It takes place in 1966 in Impact City, CA. The world is an idealized place. The assassinations of both President John F. Kennedy & Dr. Martin Luther King jr were prevented by various superheroes and as such the cynical feeling in America has been held at bay. Though the Vietnam war, it’s escalation will not come into fruition. The space race is on and the world is looking to the stars, especially now that we know there is life out there! There is a feeling of hope across the land. But in Impact City things are a little darker that’s where you come in. You are the first hero team to plant permanent stakes in Impact City. You will be the first team to tackle the corruption and end the crime wave that’s taken hold of the city.

“The Silver Age was a time of talking gorillas and super-powered pets, of covers that were created before the story and seventeen types of Kryptonite. It was naive and visionary, futuristic and outdated. And every Super Hero comic published today owes something to it.”

“Another fascination of the Silver Age was Science! The Silver
Age occurred alongside the Space Race. Science was the answer to, and source of, every problem. The mutations of the X-Men, the alternate universe known as Earth-2, the alien conqueror known as Starro”

Cost Of Living 1966

Minimum wage $1.40
Average Cost of new house $14,200.00
Average Income per year $6,900.00
Gas per Gallon 32 cents
Average Cost of a new car $2,650.00
Dishwasher$119.95
Cheerios Cereal 28 cents per pk
Porterhouse Steak $1.19 per pnd
Toothpaste Crest 50 cents
Parker Pen Set $11.95
Swinging Look Twill Ladies Seperates
From $6.98
Giant 25 inch Color TV and Entertainment Center
$869.99

Events 1966 Jan thru June

January 3 – The first Acid Test is conducted at the Fillmore, San Francisco
January 11-The first SR-71 Blackbird spy plane goes into service at Beale AFB
January 19 – Indira Gandhi is elected Prime Minister of India; she is sworn in January 24
March 8- U.S. announces it will substantially decrease the number of its troops in Vietnam.
March 19 – The Texas Western Miners defeat the Kentucky Wildcats with 5 African-American starters, ushering in desegregation in athletic recruiting.
April 3 – The first manmade object Luna 10 enters lunar orbit.
April 21- An artificial heart is installed in the chest of Marcel DeRudder in a Houston, Texas hospital
April 30- Regular hovercraft service begins over the English Channel (discontinued in 2000 due to the Channel Tunnel).
The Church of Satan is formed by Anton Szandor LaVey in San Francisco May 28
It’s a Small World opens at Disneyland.
Fidel Castro declares martial law in Cuba because of a possible U.S. attack
June 5 – Gemini 9: Gene Cernan completes the second U.S. spacewalk (2 hours, 7 minutes)
June 30 France formally leaves NATO.
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is founded in Washington, DC.

Entertainment

January 14 – Young singer David Jones changes his last name to Bowie to avoid being confused with Davy Jones of the Monkees.
January 17 – Simon & Garfunkel release Sounds of Silence, which hits #1 on Billboard charts.
February 6 – The Animals appear a fifth time on The Ed Sullivan Show to perform their iconic Vietnam-anthem hit “We Gotta Get Out of this Place”
March 4 – The Beatles’ John Lennon is quoted in the London newspaper, The Evening Standard as saying that the band was now more popular than Jesus. In August, following publication of this remark in Datebook, there are Beatles protests and record burnings in the Southern US’s Bible Belt
April – Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass set a world record by placing five albums simultaneously on
Billboard’s Pop Album Chart, with four of them the Top 10. Their music outsells The Beatles by a margin of two-to-one… over 13 million recordings. They win 4 Grammys this year
May 17 – Bob Dylan and the Hawks (later The Band) perform at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England. Dylan is booed by the audience because of his decision to tour with an electric band, the boos culminating in the famous “Judas” shout
May 30 – Them, fronted by Van Morrison, begin a three-week stint as the headliner act at the Whisky a Go Go. On the last night June 18, they were joined on stage by that week’s opening act The Doors. Van and Jim Morrison sang “Gloria” together
June 6 – At Gallatin, Tennessee, 25-year-old Claudette Frady-Orbison, while motorcycycle riding with her husband Roy Orbison, is killed when her motorcycle was struck by a pickup truck.

Top Hits

“Strangers in the night” Frank Sinatra
“These boots are made for walking” Nancy Sinatra
“Sound of silence” Simon & Garfunkel
“Day Tripper” The Beatles
Uptight (Everything’s alright) Stevie Wonder

Television & Movies

January 2 -Ultra Q premieres on TBS in Japan
January 8 – Shindig! airs for the last time on ABC, with musical guests the Kinks and the Who.
January 13 – Tabitha is born on the Bewitched episode titled, "And Then There Were Three
February 5 – ABC Scope begins to devote itself exclusively to coverage of the Vietnam war
April 18 – The Academy Awards air in color for the first time, on ABC.
The 1951–1953 CBS sitcom Amos & Andy is pulled from syndication broadcast due to complaints from civil rights organizations

“Top shows"

Lost in space
The Tonight Show
Daniel Boone
Green Acres
Bonanza

Academy Awards

Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons – Highland, Columbia
Best Director: Fred Zinnemann – A Man for All Seasons
Best Actor: Paul Scofield – A Man for All Seasons
Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Supporting Actor: Walter Matthau – The Fortune Cookie
Best Supporting Actress: Sandy Dennis – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Foreign Language Film: A Man and a Woman (Un homme et une femme), directed by Claude Lelouch, France

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