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1961 Yearly calendar

 
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EVENTS
1961-12-01  The independent Republic of West Papua is proclaimed in modern-day Western New Guinea.  
1961-02-16  Explorer program: Explorer 9 (S-56a) is launched.  
1961-04-17  Bay of Pigs Invasion: A group of CIA financed and trained Cuban refugees lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro.  
1961-07-31  At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in major league baseball history occurs when the game is stopped in the 9th inning because of rain.  
1961-12-15  In Jerusalem, Adolph Eichmann is sentenced to death after being found guilty of 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed organization.  
1961-04-18  CONCP is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African movements opposing Portuguese colonial rule.  
1961-05-04  American civil rights movement: The "Freedom Riders" begin a bus trip through the South.  
1961-10-27  NASA launches the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.  
1961-04-19  The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba ends in success for the defenders.  
1961-12-02  In a nationally broadcast speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares that he is a Marxist-Leninist and that Cuba is going to adopt Communism.  
1961-09-05  The first conference of the Non Aligned Countries is held in Belgrade.  
1961-07-21  Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 4 Mission – Gus Grissom piloting Liberty Bell 7 becomes the second American to go into space (in a suborbital mission).  
1961-10-31  In the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin's body is removed from Lenin's Tomb.  
1961-09-30  Business Leader Tim Boissinot born to Anne and John Boissinot in Toronto Canada  
1961-05-28  Peter Benenson's article The Forgotten Prisoners is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International.  
1961-06-23  Cold War: the Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force after the opening date for signature set for the December 1, 1959.  
1961-04-11  The trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem.  
1961-01-24  1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash: A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. The uranium core of one weapon remains lost.  
1961-11-18  United States President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.  
1961-05-31  Republic of South Africa created.  
1961-01-08  In France a referendum supports Charles de Gaulle's policies in Algeria.  
1961-03-03  Hassan II becomes King of Morocco.  
1961-02-14  Discovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California.  
1961-08-15  Conrad Schumann flees from East Germany while on duty guarding the construction of the Berlin Wall.  
1961-10-30  Nuclear testing: The Soviet Union detonates the hydrogen bomb Tsar Bomba over Novaya Zemlya; at 58 megatons of yield, it is still the largest explosive device ever detonated, nuclear or otherwise.  
1961-04-20  Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US-backed troops against Cuba.  
1961-05-24  Cyprus enters the Council of Europe.  
1961-04-23  Algiers putsch by French generals.  
1961-05-30  Long time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  
1961-05-01  The Prime Minister of Cuba, Fidel Castro, proclaims Cuba a socialist nation and abolishes elections.  
1961-07-20  French military forces break the Tunisian siege of Bizerte.  
1961-06-19  Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom.  
1961-01-25  In Washington, D.C. John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential television news conference.  
1961-03-30  The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed at New York.  
1961-09-15  Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 miles per hour.  
1961-07-23  The Sandinista National Liberation Front is founded in Nicaragua.  
1961-01-03  The United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba.  
1961-10-01  East and West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon.  
1961-10-17  Scores of Algerian protesters (some claim up to 400) are massacred by the Paris police at the instigation of Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, then chief of the Prefecture of Police.  
1961-01-20  John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as the youngest elected and first Roman Catholic President of the U.S. His inaugural address is one of the most memorable of the 20th century.  
1961-02-12  U.S.S.R. launches Venera 1 towards Venus.  
1961-09-28  A military coup in Damascus effectively ends the United Arab Republic, the union between Egypt and Syria.  
1961-07-04  Walt Disney is one of the two main speakers on the Independence Day in The Rebuild Hills at Skørping in Denmark.  
1961-12-19  India annexes Daman and Diu, part of Portuguese India.  
1961-01-26  John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be his physician. This is the first time a woman holds this appointment.  
1961-12-18  Indonesia invades Netherlands New Guinea.  
1961-05-24  American civil rights movement: Freedom Riders are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi for "disturbing the peace" after disembarking from their bus.  
1961-10-30  Because of "violations of Lenin's precepts", it is decreed that Joseph Stalin's body be removed from its place of honour inside Lenin's tomb and buried near the Kremlin wall with a plain granite marker instead.  
1961-06-17  The New Democratic Party of Canada is founded with the merger of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and the Canadian Labour Congress.  
1961-07-12  Pune floods due to failure of the Khadakwasla and Panshet dams. Half of Pune is submerged, more than 100,000 families need to be relocated and the death tally exceeds 2,000.  
1961-11-29  Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission – Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbited the Earth twice and splashed-down off the coast of Puerto Rico.  
1961-05-05  The Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 3 – Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, making a sub-orbital flight of 15 minutes.  
1961-05-14  American civil rights movement: The Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil rights protesters are beaten by an angry mob.  
1961-04-25  Robert Noyce is granted a patent for an integrated circuit.  
1961-01-03  The SL-1, a government-run reactor near Idaho Falls, Idaho, leaks radiation, killing three workers.  
1961-03-01  President of the United States John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps.  
1961-04-12  Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space, in Vostok 3KA-2 (Vostok 1).  
1961-04-24  The 17th century Swedish ship Vasa is salvaged.  
1961-12-17  History of Goa: Operation Vijay – India seizes Goa from Portugal.  
1961-08-28  Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes.  
1961-03-01  Uganda becomes self-governing and holds its first elections.  
1961-02-15  Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, including the entire United States figure skating team, several coaches and family.  
1961-02-16  The DuSable Museum of African American History is chartered.  
1961-09-10  Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German Formula One driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators who are hit by his Ferrari.  
1961-12-09  Tanganyika becomes independent from Britain.  
1961-01-17  President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the "military-industrial complex".  
1961-11-01  50,000 women in 60 cities participate in the inaugural Women Strike for Peace (WSP) against nuclear proliferation.  
1961-12-09  The trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Israel ends with verdicts of guilty on 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed organization.  
1961-12-14  The United Republic of Tanzania joins the United Nations.  
1961-08-13  The German Democratic Republic closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin, to thwart its inhabitants' attempts to escape to the West.  
1961-02-27  The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.  
1961-01-31  Project Mercury: Mercury-Redstone 2 – Ham the Chimp travels into outer space.  
1961-10-27  Mauritania and Mongolia join the United Nations.  
1961-05-25  Apollo program: U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces before a special joint session of the Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a "man on the Moon" before the end of the decade.  
1961-09-01  The Eritrean War of Independence officially begins with the shooting of the Ethiopian police by Hamid Idris Awate.  
1961-09-18  U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld dies in a plane crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the war-torn Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  
1961-09-27  Sierra Leone joins the United Nations.  
1961-03-15  South Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.  
1961-07-25  In a speech John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.  
1961-09-19  Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.  
1961-05-21  American civil rights movement: Alabama Governor John Malcolm Patterson declares martial law in an attempt to restore order after race riots break out.  
1961-09-21  Maiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter.  
1961-08-15  Keiyo Road is specified as the first driveway in Japan.  
1961-05-09  Jim Gentile of the Baltimore Orioles becomes the first player in baseball history to hit grand slams in consecutive innings.  
1961-04-27  Sierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, with Milton Margai as the first Prime Minister.  
1961-05-19  Venera program: Venera 1 becomes the first man-made object to fly-by another planet by passing Venus (the probe had lost contact with Earth a month earlier and did not send back any data).  
1961-10-29  Syria exits from the United Arab Republic.  
1961-03-29  The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, D.C., to vote in presidential elections.  



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