1960 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION IN LOS ANGELES The Democratic Party Convention meets in Los Angeles to nominate their candidate for the 1960 presidential election. Senator John F. Kennedy is a front-runner but Lyndon Baines Johnson, Adlai Stevenson, and Stuart Symington have their supporters as well.
Date: July 7, 1960 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:55:00, With Audio
U.S. CUTS BACK CUBAN SUGAR QUOTA At the White House, President Eisenhower announces that he will cut Cuba's assigned share of the American sugar market by 95 percent, in response to the continued hostility of the Castro regime against U.S. policy. The cuts will benefit other Caribbean nations that produce sugar.
Date: July 7, 1960 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:45:00, With Audio
JAPANESE POLITICIANS PROTEST TREATY In the Japanese parliament, leftist politicians stage a protest to block the Diet from passing the Japanese-American Mutual Security Pact. The police drag the protesting legislators away to allow Ichiro Kiyosein, the Speaker of the House, to leave his office and speak to the Diet.
Date: May 23, 1960 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:38:00, With Audio
UN DEBATES US-SOVIET ESPIONAGE ACTIVITIES - 1 In New York, the United Nations Security Council meets to discuss U.S.-Soviet air space and espionage policies after the U2 incident. The Soviets accuse the United States of aggressive acts that threaten world peace. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko relates that the US encroaches on the air space of other nations. Henry Cabot Lodge defends President Eisenhowers Open Sky plan.
Date: May 23, 1960 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:20:00, With Audio
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