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January 8, 1963
Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art in holds the first exhibition of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci in the United States.
February 11, 1963
The formation of the Central Intelligence Agency's Domestic Operations Division occurs in the United States.
March 5, 1963
An airplane crash kills country music star Patsy Cline as she was returning from a benefit performance in Kansas City, Kansas.
March 21, 1963
United States Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy orders the closing of the federal penitentiary Alcatraz, resulting in the transfer of the last 27 prisoners.
March 22, 1963
The first album released by the Beatles, Please Please Me, makes its debut in the United Kingdom.
March 28, 1963
The film "The Birds" by Alfred Hitchcock premieres in the United States for the first time.
April 8, 1963
Best Picture from the 35th Academy Awards is won by the film Lawrence of Arabia.
April 9, 1963
Honorary citizenship of the United States is granted to Sir Winston Churchill of the United Kingdom.
May 1, 1963
Tab cola is released as the first diet cola from the Coca-Cola Company.
May 8, 1963
The premiere of the first James Bond movie, Dr. No, is released in theaters in the United States for the first time.
May 27, 1963
The second and most influential album by Bob Dylan is released as "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" by Columbia Records.
June 4, 1963
Silver certificates are authorized to be issued by the Secretary of Treasury upon the signing of the Executive Order 11110 by President John F. Kennedy.
June 5, 1963
Montreal, Quebec holds the first National Hockey League Entry Draft.
June 19, 1963
The return of the first woman to make it to space, Valentina Tereshkova, occurs.
August 5, 1963
The Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty is signed by the United States, United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union.
August 28, 1963
The famous "I Have a Dream" speech is given by Martin Luther King, Jr. in front of an audience of 250,000 or more on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
September 7, 1963
Canton, Ohio holds the opening of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, containing the initial 17 charter members.
September 16, 1963
The Federation of Malaya, Singapore, North Borneo, and Sarawak all merge to form Malaysia.
October 10, 1963
The Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty comes into effect after being signed on August 5.
November 18, 1963
The creation of the first telephone with push-buttons is made by the AT&T Company and is released to their consumers.
November 24, 1963
Jack Ruby shoots John F. Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, in Dallas, Tx.
November 25, 1963
The state funeral of John F. Kennedy is held, with the cancelling of class from schools throughout the nation and the live broadcast on international television, as he is buried at the Arlington National Cemetery.
December 26, 1963
Beatlemania is started on an international level by the release of "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "I Saw Her Standing There" by The Beatles in the United States.