PEACE CORPS ESTABLISHED ON THIS DATE IN 1961

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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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RAWHIDE DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1959

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Rawhide was one of the longest running television westerns. It ran 
from 1959 to 1966 on CBS for a  total of 217 episodes. The series
starred Eric Fleming (seated) and newcomer Clint Eastwood,
(standing). The show was produced and often directed
by Charles M. Warren who also produced some early
episodes of Gunsmoke.

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         The Rawhide theme was sung by Frankie Laine

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