Chaika et al.

June 1963

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, aka Chaika, orbits earth
Ich bin ein Berliner
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini arrested and imprisoned for eight months
Medgar Evers dead in his driveway in Jackson Mississippi
Vivian Malone, James A. Hood successfully enroll at the University of Alabama
Quang Duc, wearing orange, burns in a Saigon intersection

6 thoughts on “Chaika et al.

  1. the more things change, the more they stay the same

    plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose (An epigram by Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr in the January 1849 issue of his journal Les Guêpes)

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  2. A lot of world-changing events going on in June 1963. Thank goodness history has a lot of courageous people willing to offer limb (and sometimes life) for what is right and/or the betterment of humankind; it’s sad that they had to sacrifice so much, however.

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