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  News, 1963


Sept. 30, 1962 Chief U.S. Marshal James McShane and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights John Doar guard James Meridith from harm, as Federal marshals under direction of President John F. Kennedy, arrive at the University of Mississippi ("Ole Miss") to allow Meredith admission, against actions by the University and governor, and with much student protest.

Gordon Cooper Mercury I spacecraft May 16, 1963 Gordon Cooper completes longest manned Mercury flight: 34 hrs, 40 mins.

Valentina Tereshkova June 19, 1963 Russian Valentina Tereshkova is the first woman in space, doubling Cooper's time. The space race is emblematic of political tensions between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.

Yukon nuclear test, 1963 July 25, 1963 The United States, United Kingdom, and the U.S.S.R. sign a Nuclear Test Ban Treaty -- outlawing atmospheric testing. The fifteenth and last nuclear test occurred last year.

N. Kruschev  John F. Kennedy Aug 30, 1963 Following Cuban missile crisis last year, Washington-Moscow hotline opens to reduce risk of unintended war between the two superpowers.

Martin Luther King, Jr., &quote;I Have a Dream&quote; Aug 28, 1963 A civil rights march in Washington DC. draws 200,000 participants. The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks, "I Have a Dream."

Text by Douglas Allchin. || last revised Nov. 15, 2006