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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.
In the field of atomic energy, the year 1960 was distinguished primarily by France's entry into the "atomic weapons club" and the continued lack of an agreed-upon ban on atomic weapons testing.
|Congressional and State
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.
The "laser" was one of the most important electronics developments announced during 1960.
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.
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.
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.
|Bomber Engine Inspection|
|Boston Traffic Jam|
|Milan Trade Fair|
|National Library Week|
|New Jury Selection Method|
|Royal Appearance at Covent Garden|
|Senator Jacob Javits Testifies|
|U.S.S.R. Exhibition in Mexico City|