Stem cells aren't the only medical issue that has been controversial
over the years.
More than 72,288,000 persons visited the 29 national parks and 162 other
areas administered by the US National Park Service in 1960.
1,250 - 1,500 - The estimated number of doses of LSD consumed in
the San Francisco Bay Area each week in 1967.
"My brains are leaking out again."
Quote from one of said LSD consumers.
Our crowded world: The population of
Red China is increasing by
more than a million mouths a month. 1960
By HAL BOYLE (1960)
One of every three paid employees today is a woman...The other two
are men who spend their spare time explaining to a woman why they
don't make more money.
*** Government prosperity note: When Thomas Jefferson became the
first U.S. secretary of state the department consisted of three
people...Now it has more than 35,000 employees.
ECHOES THREAT BY KHRUSHCHEV ON U.S.
_________ Swedes Estimate Power of Explosion at 40 Megatons
_______ UPPSALA, Sweden. Aug. 5 (AP) - The Soviet Union exploded a
big nuclear bomb high in the atmosphere today. ...
Yeah, you're right... we were kind of dumb back then. The Bridgeport Telegram, Bridgeport, Connecticut - August 6, 1962
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., escaped
injury but a former secretary of his late brother, Robert, was killed
when their car plunged into a tidal pond and sank about midnight Friday.
The accident went unreported for several hours. The incident occurred on
Chappaquiddick Island at Martha's Vineyard, about 17 miles across the
bay from the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport on Cape Cod. July 18th,
At last! My decade! Oops just sort of gave my age away, but the
sixties were an awfully good decade for me, since that's when I appeared
on this here planet earth. Not that I remember much, it was the latter
part of the decade that I came to be, but at least I can say I was
Super Power Humor:
Kennedy: "We have enough missiles to blow you up thirty
Khrushchev: "We only have enough to blow you up once,
but that is all we need."
Ahh the good old days of "Mutually Assured Destruction". But wait! I
knew nothing of this in the 1960s! I was busy learning to walk! Anyway,
it didn't get really good until the 1980s, when Reagan upped the ante
and spent gazillions on nuclear weapons and then modern special effects
showed us with a bit more accuracy what was in store for us...(no duck
Meanwhile, back in Iowa vaccination with the (new)
oral polio vaccine continues with public clinics. Some are receiving
the vaccine for the first time!
Many people who were around back then have said they still know exactly
what they were doing when they heard the news that President John F.
Kennedy had been assassinated.
1967Summer Of Love in San Francisco Haight Ashbury District. This year
(2007) is the 40th anniversary of the summer of love, and the city where
it all happened, San Francisco, is celebrating! Stay tuned for more on
this! In the meantime, read an
article from 1967 which describes one reporter's impression of the
Haight-Ashbury district in October, 1967. Or, you can check out the
scene from the 30th anniversary
celebration of the Summer Of Love.
The Summer of Love quickly turned into the Winter and Spring of "Oh
But, apparently some/many still think back with fondness on the Summer
of Love, since we are being invited to "Relive 1968 on DVD with Tom Brokaw"
at THE HISTORY CHANNEL SHOP. If you know any hippies, I am sure they
would enjoy that little flashback immensely.
Rallies shaping up in 100 localities
WASHINGTON - Resistance to military service in Viet Nam is
shaping up as a national movement with plenty of muscle and growth
potential. With draft calls rising - April's call-up of 48,000
was the largest in 18 months - the number of draft rebels is expected to
The new rule eliminating nearly all deferments of graduate students,
to take effect in June, also could have the effect of pushing up the
number of draft resisters. College students constitute the segment of
the youth population most strongly opposed to U.S. policy on Vietnam.
One sign of the trend is the attitude of government. As the number of
draft card burners increased, the government ceased to regard them as
harmless eccentrics. It began to tighten the screws on both the draft
resisters and their elders who encourage them to resist. ... The Oneonta Star, Wednesday,
March 27, 1968
ON JULY 20TH, 1969 - SOMETHING AMAZING TOOK
"Explorers Poised to Step on Moon"
An American Making 'One Giant
Leap for Mankind'
MEN ON MOON HOLD WORLD IN SUSPENSE AGAIN WITH LIFTOFF IN CLIMAX OF
Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong is shown making history as he
climbs down the ladder from the lunar module (left) and a few seconds
later becoming the first human to set foot on the moon (right), with the
words: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for
mankind." The photos were taken during a telecast back to earth
of the epic achievement.
Aug. 6 (UPI) - Actress Marilyn Monroe, blonde sex symbol of the modern
generation, was found dead in her home at an early hour today after
taking an overdose of sleeping pills - her nude body face down on her
bed and her hand clutching a telephone.
Police listed the 36-year-old star, who had been depressed about her
skidding movie career, as an apparent suicide, but said they were not
certain. An autopsy was performed today with inconclusive result.
Officers said a bottle which contained 40 to 50 pills was found empty
by Miss Monroe's bed when they arrived at her small, Mexican-styled
home. No notes were discovered.
"The Late Marilyn Monroe"
SOMMERVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 30 A Negro tent city, two weeks old today, is acquiring a domestic, lived-in and perhaps even permanent look. And racial tension in
Fayette County is mounting because of it.
One of the tent city sharecropper residents, who say they were evicted by white farmers because they registered to vote, was shot and slightly wounded Thursday. Investigation indicated the bullet was fired from a passing car. It hit Early Williams, 25, in the
arm as he slept in his tent.
Tent city is located about three miles south of this west Tennessee town, seat of Fayette County. Nine Negro families live in the tents now, including about 60 children.
The Negroes say they can't find jobs. Their spokesmen predict tent city's population may rise to 300 families when sharecropper leases expire the first of the year.
White residents admit there are almost no jobs for Negro sharecroppers in Fayette County now. Last year there were hundreds.
The white farmers say rapid farm mechanization is responsible, along with smaller cotton allotments. And they add that plenty of jobs are available elsewhere.
December 30, 1960 - Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune Chillicothe,
The US Presidents
John F. Kennedy
1961 - 1963* Party: Donkey Dem Wife: Jackie Why we like Him: Jackie, Kept us from getting blown to bits as a
result of Cuban
Missile Crisis! (Thank you, Pres. Kennedy! Bad, Bad
Assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 =(
36th President Lyndon B. Johnson
1963 - 1969 Party: Donkey Dem Wife: Lady Bird Johnson Why we like him: Proposed to Lady Bird only 7 weeks after meeting her,
and only one date.
1960s Time Line
EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!
1960: New York air disaster
1960: FDA approves birth control
1960: Summit in Paris collapses
1960: Kennedy, Nixon debate 3,000
1960: World Series ends with home
1961: Space hero Yuri Gagarin is
1961: Cuban exiles invade Bay of
1961: Presidential vote granted
to D.C. citizens
1961: Kennedy wants to put man on
1961: King Hussein marries
1962: Avalanche kills thousands
1962: Pilots search for chartered
plane carrying 107 people
1962: First atomic-powered
merchant ship launches
1962: Kennedy ‘Birthday Salute’
1962: American astronaut survives
1962: U.S. bans Cuban imports
1963: King gives I have a dream
1963: John F. Kennedy
Assassinated on November 22.
1963: Lee Harvey Oswald is shot
1963: Kenya gains independence
from Britain on December 12, 1963.
1963: Hotel fire kills 22
following Gator Bowl
1963: Fire ends holiday cruise
1963: Churchill becomes honorary
1963: Kuwait is admitted to the
1963: U.S. Post Office
establishes zip codes
1964: Constantine II takes Greek
1964: NFL players Hornung and
Karras are reinstated