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  • U.S.
    Saturday Jan 2, 1960

    John F. Kennedy

    Presidential Nomination Announcement

    U.S.
    Saturday Jan 2, 1960

    On January 2, 1960, Kennedy announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.




  • 25 Madison Avenue, New York City, New York, U.S.
    Monday Feb 15, 1960

    Sony Corporation

    Founding SCA

    25 Madison Avenue, New York City, New York, U.S.
    Monday Feb 15, 1960

    Sony co-founder Akio Morita founded Sony Corporation of America in 1960.




  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Monday Feb 15, 1960

    Akio Morita

    Establishing The Sony Corporation of America

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Monday Feb 15, 1960

    In 1960, the Sony Corporation of America (SONAM, currently abbreviated as SCA) was established in the United States.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Mar 17, 1960

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    The CIA Put forward their Plan

    U.S.
    Thursday Mar 17, 1960

    On 17 March 1960, the CIA put forward their plan for the overthrow of Castro's administration to the U.S. National Security Council (NSC) where US President Dwight D. Eisenhower lended his support. The first stated objective of the plan was to "bring about the replacement of the Castro regime with one more devoted to the true interests of the Cuban people and more acceptable to the US in such a manner to avoid any appearance of US intervention."




  • Saint Anselm College, Goffstown, New Hampshire, U.S.
    Thursday May 5, 1960

    John F. Kennedy

    Saint Anselm College Speech

    Saint Anselm College, Goffstown, New Hampshire, U.S.
    Thursday May 5, 1960

    Kennedy gave a speech at Saint Anselm College on May 5, 1960, regarding America's conduct in the emerging Cold War. The address detailed how the American foreign policy should be conducted towards African nations, noting a hint of support for modern African nationalism by saying, "For we, too, founded a new nation on revolt from colonial rule".




  • New Jersey, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 7, 1960

    Atomic Bomb

    The 1960 Fort Dix IM-99 accident

    New Jersey, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 7, 1960

    June 7, 1960: the 1960 Fort Dix IM-99 accident destroyed a Boeing CIM-10 Bomarc nuclear missile and shelter and contaminated the BOMARC Missile Accident Site in New Jersey.




  • U.S.
    Monday Jul 4, 1960

    Flag of the United States

    The Current Flag

    U.S.
    Monday Jul 4, 1960

    The flag was changed to have 50 stars. (for Hawaii)


  • U.S.
    Sunday Jul 17, 1960

    Audrey Hepburn

    Sean Hepburn Ferrer

    U.S.
    Sunday Jul 17, 1960

    Hepburn's son Sean Hepburn Ferrer was born on 17 July 1960.


  • U.S
    Thursday Oct 13, 1960

    Fidel Castro

    The U.S. Prohibited the Majority of Exports to Cuba

    U.S
    Thursday Oct 13, 1960

    On 13 October 1960, the U.S. prohibited the majority of exports to Cuba, initiating an economic embargo.


  • California, U.S.
    Friday Oct 21, 1960

    Neil Armstrong

    Resigning his Commission

    California, U.S.
    Friday Oct 21, 1960

    As a reservist, he continued to fly, with VF-724 at Naval Air Station Glenview in Illinois, and then, after moving to California, with VF-773 at Naval Air Station Los Alamitos. He remained in the reserve for eight years, before resigning his commission on October 21, 1960.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Oct 29, 1960

    Muhammad Ali Clay

    Professional debut

    U.S.
    Saturday Oct 29, 1960

    Clay made his professional debut on October 29, 1960, winning a six-round decision over Tunney Hunsaker.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1960

    Richard Nixon

    Losing the 1960 United States presidential election

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1960

    In 1960 Nixon launched his first campaign for President of the United States. He faced little opposition in the Republican primaries and chose former Massachusetts Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. as his running mate. His Democratic opponent was John F. Kennedy and the race remained close for the duration. Then a new political medium was introduced in the campaign: televised presidential debates. In the first of four such debates Nixon appeared pale, with a five o'clock shadow, in contrast to the photogenic Kennedy. Nixon's performance in the debate was perceived to be mediocre in the visual medium of television, though many people listening on the radio thought that Nixon had won. Nixon narrowly lost the election; Kennedy won the popular vote by only 112,827 votes (0.2 percent).


  • New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Monday Nov 14, 1960

    Ruby Bridges

    Judge J. Skelly Wright's court order for the first day of integrated schools in New Orleans

    New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Monday Nov 14, 1960

    Judge J. Skelly Wright's court order for the first day of integrated schools in New Orleans on Monday, November 14, 1960, was commemorated by Norman Rockwell in the painting, The Problem We All Live With (published in Look magazine on January 14, 1964).


  • New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Monday Nov 14, 1960

    Ruby Bridges

    Barbara Henry

    New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Monday Nov 14, 1960

    As soon as Bridges entered the school, white parents pulled their own children out; all the teachers except for one refused to teach while a black child was enrolled. Only one person agreed to teach Bridges and that was Barbara Henry, from Boston, Massachusetts, and for over a year Henry taught her alone, "as if she were teaching a whole class."


  • U.S.
    Friday Nov 18, 1960

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Telling President-elect John Kennedy about the outline plans

    U.S.
    Friday Nov 18, 1960

    On 18 November 1960, Allen Dulles and Richard Bissell first briefed President-elect John Kennedy on the outline plans. Having experience in actions such as the 1954 Guatemalan coup d'├ętat, Dulles was confident that the CIA was capable of overthrowing the Cuban government.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 29, 1960

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    The Chiefs' Meeting

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 29, 1960

    On 29 November 1960, President Eisenhower met with the chiefs of the CIA, Defense, State, and Treasury departments to discuss the new concept. None expressed any objections, and Eisenhower approved the plans with the intention of persuading John Kennedy of their merit. On 8 December 1960, Bissell presented outline plans to the "Special Group" while declining to commit details to written records.


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