Monday, April 27, 2009

Way Back 1963

In 1963.....

Yearly Inflation Rate USA 1.24%

Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 762

Gas per Gallon 29 cents

Loaf of bread 22 cents

A hurricane and resulting Tsunami cause Flooding in East Pakistan Bangladesh kills 22,000President

John F Kennedy assassinated in the United States; the Warren Commission is established to investigate the assassination.

Korea returns to Civilian Rule

American Express introduces Credit Cards Into The UK

Lyndon Johnson Becomes President

Indiana State Fair Coliseum Explosion kills 74

Alcatraz federal penitentiary known as "The Rock" closes

In the Supreme Court case of Gideon v. Wainwright rules that a fair trial "cannot be realized if the poor man charged with [the] crime has to face his accusers without a lawyer to assist him."

Members of Ku Klux Klan dynamite Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama killing 4 young girls causing US Wide public outrage and Condemnation for the action.

Studebaker the US Car Maker goes out of business and Ends production

Nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Thresher sinks in the Atlantic Ocean

First US State Lottery in New Hampshire

Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his "I have a dream" speech

Jack Ruby murders John F. Kennedy's suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswaldon November 24th live on television.

James Meredith becomes the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi

AT&T introduces touch tone phones

Flymo Sells first Hover Mower

The first prototype Learjet takes off

Zip codes implemented in US

Lava Lamp or The Astro Lamp Launched by Edward Craven Walker

These were the bikes

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