1961

1960's Flashback

1961

  • Aboard Mercury Spacecraft 5 Ham proved tasks could be done in space.
    Ham: Astro Chimp
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  • The Shirells hit #1 with \
    Pop Chart Topper
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  • Build your very own wireless microphone. This is your guide.
    Go Wireless!
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  • Bob Dylan debuts in NYC at Cafe Wha?
    Dylan at Wha?
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  • Quart of Milk costs 26 cents.
    Price of Milk
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  • First movie shown on an airplane: \
    First In-Flight Feature
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  • Harvard tuition is $1,250.00 per year.
    Ivy League Costs
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  • Popular Science Magazine: build your own Kennedy rocker.
    Rock Like JFK
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  • Goodbye vacuum tubes. New computer systems use transistors.
    IBM 7090
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  • This month\'s Fantastic Stories features a space-age Noah\'s Ark fantasy.
    Noah's Rocket
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  • Travel the roads in German Volkswagen style.
    '61 VW Beetle
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  • Who needs a plane when you\'ve got your very own Bell Rocket Belt.
    Jet Pack Takes Off!
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