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1961 Facts and Things that Happened

Thursday, October 13, 2011

◦President Kennedy establishes Peace Corps

◦Soviets build wall dividing East and West Berlin

◦Commander Alan Shephard Jr. becomes first American in space in a suborbital flight aboard Mercury 3; Virgil Grissom follows in similar fashion two months later

World Series: New York Yankees over Cincinnati, 4-1

◦TV Shows: Bullwinkle, Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, Hazel, Dick Van Dyke Show, Top Cat

◦Ernest Hemmingway dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound
◦Gary Cooper dies

◦Electric toothbrushes introduced
◦"Frito" corn chips appear

◦"Barbie" gets a boyfriend when the "Ken" doll is introduced
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  • LUVSBULLDOGS
    Yup, I rmember it well.
    3301 days ago
  • TREVUG
    I know that was an interesting year.
    3301 days ago
  • CINA-MINI
    I love all the interesting things you blog about!

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon
    3301 days ago
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