Monday, April 13, 2009

Way Back 1962

In 1962….

First Navy SEAL teams were commissioned...GO SEALS!!!! ... Just a tip of the hat for a job well done, thanks fellas!

Yearly Inflation Rate USA 1.20%

Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 652

Average Income per year $5,556.00

Gas per Gallon 28 cents

Cuban Missile Crisis when USSR plans to deploy Missiles in Cuba brings the world to the brink of world war, the US blockades Cuba and the USSR agrees to dismantle Soviet Silos

A U.S. embargo ordered by President Kennedy goes into effect on all imports from Cuba including tobacco, seafood, fruits and vegetables

Marilyn Monroe is found dead on August 5th after apparently overdosing on sleeping pills

The First Wal-Mart discount store is opened by Sam Walton in Bentonville Arkansas

The first Kmart department store opens in Garden City, Michigan

Oral Polio Vaccine developed by Albert Sabin given to millions of children to combat Polio

Rioting on University of Mississippi campus following Black student James Meredith attempting to enroll ending when federal troops and U.S. marshals take control.

Telstar relays the first live trans-Atlantic television signal

US Airforce investigates using lasers to intercept missiles

90% of US households own a Television Set

Britain and France agree to develop the Concorde

The first use of silicone breast implants by Houston plastic surgeons

& The bikes....

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