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1960 - February 6 - First wooden Charlie Choker statue erected at Grays Harbor College

1960 - October 7 - MGM blows up bridge and trestle on Wynooche for film, "Ring of Fire".

1961 - January 2 - Freighter Texmar buckles on Grays Harbor mudflat. Burns June 13.

1961 - March 6 - Doughboy statue moved from Simpson Avenue to Zelasko Park and rededicated.

1962 - October 8 - Columbus Day storm hits Harbor.

1963 - November 22 - President John F. Kennedy assasinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.

January 12 - New Aberdeen Lumber Company stud mill burns.

1963 - February 21 - New Aberdeen Post Office opens. (Dedicated April 13)

1963 - August 5 - "Peanuts" comic premiers in Aberdeen World.

1963 - December 20 - Portable spar makes first appearance in Harbor woods.

1964 - September 15 - Natural gas begins to flow on Grays Harbor

1964 - November 12 - Strike idles local mills.(Ends November 24)

1964 - November 18 - Evans Products purchases Aloha Company.

1964 - November 23 – Anderson & Middleton buys Blagen’s Mill and Timber./p>

1965 - April 29 – Major earthquake strikes at 8:24 a.m.>

>1965 - May 20 - Old Aberdeen library demolished.

1965 - July 11 - Spectacular dock side fire as ship burns at Weyerhaeuser dock.

>1967 - April 8 - Hoquiam police spot UFO.

1967 - July 1 - Massive LP gas fire in East Aberdeen

1967 - August 20 - First Sunday sale of alcohol since 1930s.

1967 - September 16 - New Aberdeen City Hall dedicated.

1967 - December 13 - Elma-Montesano freeway link opens.

1968 - April - Rayonier merges with International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation.

June 17 - Bees swarm on downtown Aberdeen traffic light.

1968 - September 15 - 50-foot pleasure boat flips at Grays Harbor bar; three dead.

1968 - November 5 - Voters approve Timberland Library System.

1969 - January 31 - 31 inches of snow in Aberdeen this month.

1969 - March 1 - The Aberdeen Daily World renamed The Daily World

1969 - May 7 - Aloha Shake Mill destroyed by fire during remodeling.



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