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    1963 Universal Newsreel on the Opening of the 88th Congress

    This program was a 1963 Universal Newsreel report on the opening of the 88th congress and the swearing in of twelve new Senators by Vice President Lyndon Johnson. The freshman senators…

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    1963 Universal Newsreel on Mona Lisa in Washignton, DC

    President John F. Kennedy made brief remarks at the opening ceremony for a three week loan of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” to the National Gallery of Art in 1963.

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    President Roosevelt Opens 1939 New York World's Fair

    In this 1939 Universal Newsreel, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt speaks at the opening of the 1939 New York World’s Fair.

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    1964 New York World's Fair Newsreel

    This is a 1963 Universal Newsreel report on the opening of the New York World’s Fair. President Johnson made remarks during the program.

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    1954 Newsreel on Shooting in Congress

    A Universal-International News newsreel report on the March 1, 1954, shooting attack on the floor of the House of Representatives by three Puerto Rican activists. Five members of Congress…

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    The World Mourns

    The World Mourns is a 1963 Universal Newsreel film depicting the funeral of President John F. Kennedy.

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    Universal Newsreel on Kennedy Assassination

    This is a 1963 Universal Newsreel film that was released soon after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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    Inauguration of John F. Kennedy

    Universal Newsreel footage of John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inauguration was shown.

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    Kennedy Elected President

    A November 1960 Universal newsreel announced the victory of John F. Kennedy in the presidential election.

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    Sputnik Launch

    Footage from a 1957 newsreel covering the launch of Sputnik, the first artificial Earth satellite.

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    Thurgood Marshall Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

    A portion of a June 1967 Universal Newsreel about the nomination of civil rights lawyer Thurgood Marshall to the U.S. Supreme Court shows various clips of Mr. Marshall, including with…

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    Integration of the University of Mississippi

    In the fall of 1962, James Meredith became the first African American admitted to the University of Mississippi. His enrollment caused a major confrontation between the Kennedy…

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    President Kennedy Tours U.S. Space Installations

    A 1962 Universal Newsreel showed President John F. Kennedy’s tour of several sites involved in research and development of the U.S. space program. The tour included a stop at…

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    Hindenburg Disaster

    This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster, when on May 6th, 1937 the Zeppelin caught fire while docking at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. 35…

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    Friendship 7 Mercury Space Flight

    On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. He orbited the earth three times in a spacecraft named Friendship 7. The flight lasted just…

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    Congress Investigates Communists in Hollywood

    A Universal International Newsreel about the House Un-American Activities Committee’s investigation of Communist influence in Hollywood and the motion picture film industry.

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    Book Discussion on Cuban Missile Crisis

    Next, a ten minute Universal Newsreel from October 1962 on the Cuban Missile Crisis. On October 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy announced the United States had discovered Soviet missile…

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    Eisenhower Announces Visit by Khrushchev

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced and exchange of visits with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in an attempt to improve understanding and relations between the two…

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    Senator John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Wedding

    Senator John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier were seen leaving St. Mary’s Church in Newport, Rhode Island, after their wedding on September 12, 1953. Guests were also…

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    President Johnson Signs Civil Rights Act of 1964

    President Lyndon Johnson made remarks and signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on July 2, 1964. He was seen giving pens to many in attendance, including the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.,…

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