John F. Kennedy delivered his Inaugural Address in Washington,
Valentin Bondarenko was tragically killed in a bizarre
accident during training.
Gagarin became the first human to go into Space in Vostok
1, as the Soviet Union led the space race.
trained Cuban exiles launched a failed military invasion of
Cuban at the Bay of Pigs.
Shepard became the first American in Space when he flew
his mission in Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3).
John F. Kennedy gave a speech to Congress and committed the
United States to landing a man on the Moon by the "end
of the decade", 1970.
leader Khrushchev met President Kennedy in Vienna, Austria.
Both leaders of the East and the West took the opportunity to
take measure of each other.
Grissom in Mercury-Redstone 4 completed America's
second sub-orbital flight.
2. The Russians were the first to orbit the Earth in a manned
spacecraft as Gherman Titov orbited the Earth for over
Cold War heated up as the Berlin Wall was erected by the Soviet
and East German authorities.
Soviet Union broke its promise made at the Vienna conference
and detonated the world's largest atomic bomb at Novaya Zemlya.
The 'Monster Bomb' had a yield of 57 megatons, which was the
quivalent to 57 million tons of TNT, more explosive than was
used by all the combatants during World War II. The desired
effect was for 'The Sword of Damocles' to hang over the head
of the West.
Eichmann was snatched in Argentina by Israeli agents and faced
trial in Israel for his war crimes during WW2. As an SS officer
he was responsible for implementing the genocide against the
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