Events of the Period —ca. 1962

December 18th, 2014 by Administrator

POLITICS

*1960  John F. Kennedy is elected president of the United States.

*1961  The United Nations General Assembly condemns apartheid.

*1961  The Berlin Wall is constructed.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

*1960 The United States nuclear submarine Triton completes the first underwater circumnavigation of the world.

*1960 Number of television sets in the world: 85 million in the United States; 10 million in Britain; 2 million in West Germany

*1961  Soviet Yuri Gagarin orbits the earth; Alan Shepard makes the first United States space flight.

SOCIETY AND CULTURE

*1960 Harper Lee writes To Kill a Mockingbird

*1961 The film West Side Story premieres.

*1961 World population: 660 million in China; 435 million in India; 209 million in the U.S.S.R.; 179 million in the United States; 66 million in Brazil.

 

Thought of the week 12/15–12/19/2014

December 15th, 2014 by Administrator

It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.  Benjamin Disraeli

Thought of the week 12/08—12/12/2014

December 8th, 2014 by Administrator

Your friend is the man/woman who knows all about you and still likes you. Elwood Hubbard

Thought of the week 12/01—–12/05/2014

December 1st, 2014 by Administrator

There are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths!” Mark Nepo

Thought of the week 11/24-11/28/2014

November 24th, 2014 by Administrator

If it’s true, if it’s beautiful, it’s honorable, if it is right, then CLAIM it. By Rob Bell

Thought of the week 11/17—11/21/2014

November 18th, 2014 by Administrator

You receive from the world what you give to the world! Oprah

Thought of the week 11/10–11/14/2014

November 13th, 2014 by Administrator

DUTY!       HONOR!!       COUNTRY!!!

Thought of the week 11/03-11/07/2014

November 3rd, 2014 by Administrator

“Don’t aspire to make a living!  Aspire to make a DIFFERENCE!  Denzel Washington

Thought of the week 10/27—10/31/2014

October 27th, 2014 by Administrator

“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world.

It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.” L.R. Knost

Thought of the week 10/20—10/24/2014

October 20th, 2014 by Administrator

“Nothing great was ever done without much enduring!”