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1960
CONTENTS
Chronology of Events, January-June
Chronology of Events, July-December
The Year in Pictures
Astronomy in 1960
Astronomy
The most interesting developments of 1960 concerned Venus and Jupiter. There were also two lunar eclipses and two partial solar eclipses in 1960, and one new observatory was dedicated.
Awards and Honors
Deaths
Disasters, Aviation
Disasters, Other
Education
Education
Electronics
Electronics
The "laser" was one of the most important electronics developments announced during 1960.
Entertainment Highlights
Entertainment
The Screen Actors Guild ended a month-long strike on April 8th. Ben Hur, Charlton Heston, and Simone Signoret were among the Academy Award winners on April 4.
Sports Highlights
Sports
The Winter Olympic Games were held in Squaw Valley, California, February 18-28, and the Summer Games were held in Rome, Italy, August 25 to September 11. The Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series, and the Philadelphia Eagles won the National Football League Championship.
State Governors
World Leaders
Congressional and State Elections
Republican Richard Nixon lost the presidential election to Democrat John F. Kennedy, but the Republican Party as a whole gained seats in the U.S. Congress. Democrats came out on top in 15 of the 27 gubernatorial elections.
Presidential Election
Presidential Election
In the closest finish since Benjamin Harrison defeated Grover Cleveland, Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy won the presidency against Republican Vice-President Richard M. Nixon.
Anti-Semitic Vandalism
Anti-Semitic Vandalism
Royal Appearance at Covent Garden
Royal Appearance at Covent Garden
Bomber Engine Inspection
Bomber Engine Inspection
Senator Jacob Javits Testifies
Senator Jacob Javits Testifies
Boston Traffic Jam
Boston Traffic Jam
Siberian Diamonds
Siberian Diamonds
Milan Trade Fair
Milan Trade Fair
Smithsonian Rocket
Smithsonian Rocket
National Library Week
National Library Week
USSR Exhibition in Mexico City
U.S.S.R. Exhibition in Mexico City
Jury Selection
New Jury Selection Method
 
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