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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JOHN F. KENNEDY WAS SWORN IN ON THIS DATE IN 1961

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John F. Kennedy was the first U.S. President to have his Inauguration
telecast in color. The NBC television network covered the event.

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John F. Kennedy being sworn in as the 35th President of the United states

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                 President Kennedy delivering his Inaugural address

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FIRST SPACE TRAVELER BORN ON THIS DATE

ALAN MAIN
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Alan B. Shepard,The first American Astronaut to travel
in space, was born on this date in 1923. In 1971 Alan
Commanded the Apollo 14 mission and was the fifth
person to walk on the moon. Shepard died of
Leukemia on July 21, 1998. He was 74.

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congrats by presdident.                              
Alan being congratulated by President Kennedy 
at the White House.

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