PEACE CORPS ESTABLISHED ON THIS DATE IN 1961

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JOHN-F-KENNEDY sargent shriver

The Peace Corps is a  volunteer agency run by the U.S. Government. The mission of 
the Peace Corps includes three goals: providing technical assistance, helping people outside the United States to understand U.S. culture, and Americans to understand
the cultures of other countries. Generally, the work is related to social and economic development. On March 1, 1961,President John F. Kennedy (on the right above)
signed the Executive Order that officially started the Peace Corps. Kennedy then 
appointed his brother-in-law Sargent Shriver (above left) to be the program’s first 
director.

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President Kennedy greets the first Peace Corps volunteers in August,1962.

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THE BEATLES FIRST U.S.TOUR ON THIS DATE IN 1964

BEATLES
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When The Beatles arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York,
they were greeted by an estimated crowd of about three thousand exuberant
fans.The groups first U.S.concert was on February 11th at the Sports Arena
in Washington, D.C. (poster shown below).

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DAUGHTER OF JFK IS NOW 53

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Author and attorney Caroline Kennedy is the only
surviving child of President John F. Kennedy and
First Lady Jacqueline.

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OSWALD SHOT ON THIS DATE IN 1963

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oswald being shot by jack ruby
Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, was mortally
wounded by Jack Ruby as he was being led from the Dallas police station for transfer
to the county jail.

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Jack Ruby under arrest after the shooting of Oswald.

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FIFTY YEAR’S AGO TODAY!

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Senator John F. Kennedy narrowly defeated Vice President
Richard M. Nixon for the Presidency in 1960.

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