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  • Adolf Eichman Goes To Trial In Jerusalem 
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  • Russian Astronaut Yuri Gayarin First Man in Space Circles Globe. 
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  • Anti-Castro Cubans Fail in Assault At Bay Of Pigs. 
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  • First U.S. Manned Flight with Alan Shepard Stays in Space For 15 Minutes. 
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  • East Germans Build Berlin Wall, Tensions Rise 
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  • JFK Advises "Prudent Family" to Have Bomb Shelter. 
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  • Hassan, 31 Is New King Of Marrocco 
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  • First US Solid-Fuel Missile Is Launched 
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  • Bay Of Pigs Landing Is Fiasco 
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  • Castro Makes Cuba Socialist; Ends Vote 

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  • Yo-Yo's become national craze 
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  • Ray Krock opens 200 McDonalds in Southern California 
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  • Earnst Hemingway dies of self-inflicted gunshot  
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  • Dow Jones high of 734 low of 610 
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  • Kennedy creates the Peace Corps. 
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  • X-15 rocket plane reached a record altitude of 31.25 miles  
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  • Forty more "Dead Sea " scrolls are found in Palestine 
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  • Author Ernest Hemingway commits suicide with shotgun 
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  • Thousands flee East Germany before it is to late as Berlin Wall goes up 

       
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