IRANIAN SHAH PREPARES FOR CORONATION The city of Tehran prepares for the long-awaited Coronation of the Shah of Iran and his Empress. Decorations, flags, lights all add to the excitement and anticipation. For 26 years the Shah delayed his coronation until he produced an heir and strengthened his tiny nation's economy.
L.B.J. AND ORDAZ IN MEXICO Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Ordaz settle a century-old U.S.-Mexican border dispute as a brief ceremony returns to Mexico 437 acres of land separated when the Rio Grande changed course in the 1850's.
CORONATION OF SHAH OF IRAN After 26 years, the Shah of Iran crowns himself "King of Kings" and his Empress, Furah, the first crowned Queen in his nation's history. Pomp and splendor recalls Old Persia as the new Monarch pledges more progress and prosperity for Iran.
KHRUSHCHEV HEADS FARMING CONFERENCE Nikita Khrushchev is warmly welcomed in Kazakhstan, where he heads a conference about the Soviet Union's lagging agricultural output. Farmers present him with a sheep and towering stalks of corn.
MERCURY-REDSTONE 3 SPACE LAUNCH Astronaut Alan Shepard pilots the Freedom 7 mission becoming the second person, and the first American, to travel into space. His capsule is recovered by a Marine helicopter.
Date: May 5, 1961 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:39:00, With Audio
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