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News Highlights of 1961

Reel Number: 220919-01

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1961

Country: Algeria,Austria,Congo,Cuba,Egypt,England,France,Germany,Laos,Russia,United Kingdom,USA,Vietnam

Location: Berlin,Cairo,DC,London,New York,Paris,Vienna,Washington

TC Begins: 02:00:05

TC Ends: 02:06:30

Duration: 00:06:25

News Highlights of 1961 02:00:23: Rioting on the streets of Cairo following Lumumba’s death (Congo Independence Leader) 02:00:33: CU Fidel Castro making a speech in Cuba 02:0039: Crowds throng around Tshombe following civil strife in the Congo 02:00:46: US troops in Laos and South Vietnam 02:00:54: Street fighting in Algeria 02:01:05: John F. Kennedy sworn in as US President 02:01:26: JFK meeting with General de Gaulle in Paris 02:01:38: JFK in Vienna 02:01:53: JFK arrives in Britain, greeted by PM Macmillan. 02:02:02: UN HQ, New York, following death of Hammarskjold in plane crash; Hammarskjold on peace mission with troops in the Congo; UN flags at half mast 02:02:36: Yuri Gagarin given hero’s welcome 02:02:54: USSR & US space race w/ Shepard & Grissom in sub-orbital flight 02:03:54: Berlin Wall built to stop people fleeing East Berlin; escape attempts 02:05:24: JFK addresses UN with peace manifesto. News Review

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