Help Identify 1969 Celestial Event

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I was witness to what i believe was a comet approximately Autumn 1969.
It was extrememly bright (-30?) to my 6 year old mind w/ a hooked tail and in the eastern sky.

Any direction to resources to identify this event would be very appreciated.

YB
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Probably Comet Bennett...

Started around December of '69.
Try Googling it, should be things out there about it.

dew
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comet 1969

this comet was discovered in 1969 link below.C&MS: C/1969 Y1 (Bennett)

dew
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I have found it

Here is a commet of intrest that i believe was in the time period you are looking for :http://cometography.com/pcomets/097p.html. read all of it because this commet cannot be timed or dated as of now.
This Comet also passes close to one of our planets.

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