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The events that have occurred throughout the course of history have contributed to the creation of our world and each of the different societies within it. Each year holds important and influential events that have left an impact. Some such events from the year 1962 include the activation of the United States Navy SEALs, the first broadcasted tour of the White House by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, the first Major League Baseball game being played at the Dodger Stadium, the spacecraft Ranger 4 crashing into the moon, the first commercial communications satellite being launched by AT&T, the death of Marilyn Monroe, 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?
The activation of the United States Navy SEALs takes place. Read More
A subway train that doesn't require an operating crew on board is released in New York City.
Conscription is re-implemented by the East German Government. Read More
In an effort to study the moon, Ranger 3 is launched, but ends up missing it by 22,000 miles.
An embargo against Cuba is made by the United States. Read More
The first newspaper to incorporate a color piece was the Sunday Times from the United Kingdom.
Any imports or exports related to Cuba are banned by the United States Government. Read More
A tour of the White House is hosted by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and broadcast on television.
Algeria commences an armistice, but still experience terrorist attacks by the OAS. Read More
Best Picture of the 34th Academy Awards is won by the film West Side Story. Read More
Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles holds the first Major League Baseball game. Read More
The United Kingdom removes free immigration from citizens of the member states of the Commonwealth of Nations through the Commonwealth Immigration Bill.
The crashing of the Ranger 4 spacecraft into the moon occurs. Read More
Prayers being mandatory in public schools is declared as unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court.
Photos of nude men are decriminalized by the United States Supreme Court, claiming that they are not obscene.
The store Wal-Mart opens for the first time in Rogers, Arkansas. Read More
Andy Warhol showcases his Campbell's Soup Cans exhibit in for the first time Los Angeles.
Telstar, the first commercial communications satellite, is launched by AT&T and goes activate the next day.
The first performance by the Rolling Stones is made at the club Number 165 Oxford Street in London.
The death of Marilyn Monroe occurs, having overdosed on sleeping pills. Read More
Spider-Man makes it's debut in a Marvel Comic strip publication that was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
The West New Guinea colony is traded to Indonesia by the signing of the New York Agreement.
The first probe to make a successful transmission of data from another planet, Venus, is the United States spacecraft Mariner 2.
Tap into that historic information without the hassle of manually sorting through mounds of papers. All of these 1962 events have been preserved in various newspapers and can be researched using our extensive newspaper collection of 167+ million of pages with detailed documentation of many of the World's most prominent historical events.
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