Venera 3 Space Probe

Venera 3 Space Probe

In November 1965 the Soviet Union launched the Venera 3 space probe from Kazakhstan toward Venus. In March 1966, it becomes the first spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet. Source: Wikipedia

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Hello, Americans. This is Paul Harvey!

Hello, Americans. This is Paul Harvey!

In 1965 Paul Harvey laced radio news with right wing opinions, hypnotic timbre, extended pauses for effect, heart-warming tales of average Americans and folksy observations that evoked the heartland, family values and the old-fashioned plain talk one heard around the...

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Mariner 4 Mars Photos

Mariner 4 Mars Photos

In July 1965, Mariner 4 passed within 6,118 miles of Mars, snapping 22 photographs of the planet and taking scientific measurements.  Source: Wikipedia

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Russian Cosmonaut Space Walk

Russian Cosmonaut Space Walk

https://youtu.be/fts1543xPRE In March 1965 Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov , a Soviet cosmonaut, became the first person to walk in space, exiting the capsule of the Voskhod 2 mission for 12 minutes and 9 seconds.

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Ranger 8 Hits Moon

Ranger 8 Hits Moon

  In February 1965 the lunar probe Ranger 8 photographed possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts before crashing into the moon. Source: Wikipedia

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Worlds Fair 1964

Worlds Fair 1964

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7Pdu9KXGnM&pp=ygUaMTk2NCBOZXcgWW9yayBXb3JsZCdzIEZhaXI%3D The 1964 New York World's Fair, representing 80 nations, took place at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York City.

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First American in Space

First American in Space

In May 1961 US Navy aviator Alan B. Shepard, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, made the first crewed Project Mercury flight in a spacecraft named Freedom 7. The Freedom 7 craft entered space, but was not capable of achieving orbit. Source:...

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Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated Southern United States in 1961 and subsequent years to challenge the non-enforcement of US Supreme court rulings that segregated public buses were unconstitutional. Source:...

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Yuri Gagarin: First man in space

Yuri Gagarin: First man in space

In April 1961 the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin became the first human to journey into outer space. Gagarin completed one orbit of Earth in the Vostok 1 capsule,  Source: Wikipedia

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HAM – The first Chimp In Space

HAM – The first Chimp In Space

In January 1961, the chimpanzee HAM (AKA Holloman Aerospace Medical Center) made history as the first primate to travel in space aboard a Mercury Redstone rocket on a sub-orbital flight for NASA. Ham’s flight lasted ~16 ½ minutes at a speed of ~5800 mph to a height of...

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TV Commercials 1960

TV Commercials 1960

https://youtu.be/3kHPFjEcsFE https://youtu.be/jCKxWQCs3f0 https://youtu.be/PZFoJiqmW2s https://youtu.be/zWIykzZ8cMg https://youtu.be/1p9Yz5aJPpI

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First Kidney Dialysis Shunt

First Kidney Dialysis Shunt

https://youtu.be/xG82t_a3-i0 In March 1960 the first kidney dialysis shunt, developed by Dr. Belding H. Scribner, was planted in a kidney patient in Seattle Washington. The process, enabling ambulatory dialysis, first developed in the 1940s by Dr. Willem J. Kolff, had...

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Bathyscaphe Trieste Dives Into Mariana Trench

Bathyscaphe Trieste Dives Into Mariana Trench

https://youtu.be/VDdrBfF-fp8   In January 1960, the Bathyscaphe "Trieste," piloted by Jacques Piccard and USN Lt. Don Walsh, reached the bottom of the Mariana Trench (east of the Philipines) at 37,000 feet below sea level. Source: Wikipedia 

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Russian Probe Luna 2 Strikes Moon Surface

Russian Probe Luna 2 Strikes Moon Surface

  In September 1959, Luna 2, the sixth Russian spacecraft launched to the moon, was the first spacecraft to reach the moon's surface and the first man-made object to make contact with another celestial body. Luna 2 impacted on the Moon's surface at...

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First Satellite Images of Earth

First Satellite Images of Earth

https://youtu.be/-O99IH9kbPw In August 1959 the United States launched the Explorer 6 satellite, popularly known as the "paddlewheel satellite. The satellite featured a photocell scanner that transmitted a crude picture of the earth's surface and cloud cover from a...

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Ho Chi Minh Trail

Ho Chi Minh Trail

  In May 1959 the Peoples’ Army of Vietnam’s Military Transportation Group 559 was established in North Vietnam. The group ultimately created and maintained the Ho Chi Minh Trail to facilitate the infiltratiion of troops and supplies from North Vietnam in support...

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