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Chronology of Events, January-June
Chronology of Events, July-December
The Year in Pictures
Awards and Honors
Disasters, Aviation
Disasters, Other
State Governors
World Leaders
Astronomy in 1960Astronomy Highlights
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.
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.
The "laser" was one of the most important electronics developments announced during 1960.
Entertainment HighlightsEntertainment Highlights
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.
Presidential ElectionPresidential 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.
Sports HighlightsSports Highlights
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.
Anti-Semitic VandalismAnti-Semitic Vandalism
Bomber Engine InspectionBomber Engine Inspection
Boston Traffic JamBoston Traffic Jam
Milan Trade FairMilan Trade Fair
National Library WeekNational Library Week
Jury SelectionNew Jury Selection Method
Royal Appearance at Covent GardenRoyal Appearance at Covent Garden
Senator Jacob Javits TestifiesSenator Jacob Javits Testifies
Siberian DiamondsSiberian Diamonds
Smithsonian RocketSmithsonian Rocket
USSR Exhibition in Mexico CityU.S.S.R. Exhibition in Mexico City

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