November 8, 1960 - The 1960 Presidential Election
John F. Kennedy elected president - John F. Kennedy becomes the youngest man ever to be elected president of the United States, narrowly beating Republican Vice President Richard Nixon. He was also the first Catholic to become president. | Election Data |
United States Presidential Election, 1960 | 1960 Presidential General Election Results | Electoral Map
April 17, 1961 - Bay of Pigs
On April 17, 1961, 1400 Cuban exiles launched what became a botched invasion at the Bay of Pigs on the south coast of Cuba.
February 20, 1962 - John Glenn's Orbit
An American orbits earth - On February 20, 1962, aboard the Friendship 7 spacecraft, Lieutenant Colonel John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the earth.
Mercury-Atlas 6|Video (2:47 seconds) of John Glenn speaking at Ticker Tape Parade
March 1, 1962 - Crash of American Airlines Flight 1 | Plane Crash Data
August 5, 1962 - Death of Marilyn Monroe
1944 - The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 or G.I. Bill provided for college or vocational education for returning World War II veterans (more).
June 19, 1953 - Rosenberg Execution
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were found guilty of relaying U.S. military secrets to the Soviets, the Rosenbergs were the first U.S. civilians to be sentenced to death for espionage. They were put to death in the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York.
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Publication of The Feminine Mystique
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