December 6, 1969 — The Rolling Stones staged a free rock concert at the Altamont Speedway in Livermore, CA for some 300,000 fans. Eighteen-year old Meredith

I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.
—Rosa Parks

December 5, 1955 — E. D. Nixon and Rosa Parks lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

…If not for the aggravating fact of junk food, the homicides might not have taken place.
—Excerpt of psychiatric testimony in the trial of Dan White for the murder of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone

December 4, 1978 — Following the murder of Mayor George Moscone, Dianne Feinstein becomes San Francisco’s first female mayor. 

One’s man’s heroes are another man’s bums. It just depends on which side you’re on.
—Art Hoppe, San Francisco Chronicle columnist

December 3, 1964 — Police arrest over 700 students at the University of California, Berkeley, following their takeover and sit-in at the administration building in protest of the UC Regents’ decision to forbid protests on UC property.

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