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Newspapers have always served as an essential source of information. They hold irreplaceable information on the hundreds of years of history that they represent. For the year 1960, some of the important events that can be discovered further through the use of our archive include the dedication of the first Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, the first atomic bomb test to be performed by France, the launching of the first weather satellite by the United States, the release of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, John F. Kennedy winning the presidential election, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years. What will you discover?
Registration of political parties is permitted in Iraq by the Associated Law coming into effect.
The signing of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security occurs between the United States and Japan.
The expansion of NFL teams for Dallas and Minneapolis-St. Paul is announced. Read More
The founding of the African National Party occurs in Chad. Read More
Geneva, Switzerland holds the first operation of the CERN particle accelerator. Read More
The first Hollywood Walk of Fame Star is given to Joanne Woodward in Southern California.
France's first atomic bomb is tested in the Sahara Desert of Alegria. Read More
An honorable discharge from the U.S. Army is given to Elvis Presley, relieving him of his duties.
3,500 American soldiers are said to be sent to Vietnam to fight in the Vietnam War. Read More
South Africa's Sharpeville massacre occurs, resulting in over 350 people being either injured or killed.
The first weather satellite is launched by the United States, known as TIROS-1. Read More
Best Picture, along with a record amount of other awards, of the 32nd Academy Awards is won by Ben-Hur.
The Russwood Park stadium in Memphis, Tennessee burns down from a fire. Read More
The formation of the European Free Trade Association occurs. Read More
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960, making it an official law.
Birth control is released by the Food and Drug Administration as the world's first approved oral contraceptive pill.
Sputnik 4 is launched by the Soviet Union. Read More
The city of Auckland holds the first television station to be broadcast by New Zealand. Read More
The Pulitzer Prize winning novel, to Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, is published for the first time.
Sputnik 5 is launched by the Soviet Union and has two dogs, 40 mice, two rats and a variety of plants on board.
The Peace Corps of the United States is conceptualized for the first time by presidential candidate John F. Kennedy.
The first successful kidney transplant procedure is performed by Dr. Michael Woodruff in the United Kingdom.
John F. Kennedy wins the presidential election as the second youngest elected President at the age of 43.
A third A-bomb test is performed by France near Reggane, Algeria. Read More
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