SNOWMOBILING FOR RECREATION AND SPORT Snowmobiles of all types are the new winter sporting craze in 1967. Families ride for recreation while professionals compete on Skidoos in speed trials and steeplechase events at the World Snowmobiling Championships.
VERRAZANO-NARROWS BRIDGE COMPLETED Workers put the finishing touches on the Verrazano-Narrows bridge connecting Staten Island to the rest of New York City. At the time of its opening in 1964, it was the largest suspension bridge in the world.
FASTEST STOP FOR ROCKET SLED At the Holloman Air Development Center in New Mexico, Colonel John Stapp becomes the fastest land-traveler in the world--reaching speeds of 632 mph in a rocket sled. The Colonel absorbs terrific punishment when water-brakes slow the sled down in 1.5 seconds.
U.N. CHIEF VISITS REDS IN PEKING U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold confers with Red China's Prime Minister Chou En Lai in Peking, regarding the release of 11 U.S. pilots and other imprisoned U.N. personnel. In New York on his return, the Secretary General voices hope for an easing of world tensions.
SUPER-CARRIER "FORRESTAL" LAUNCHED The 60,000 ton super-carrier "Forrestal" is launched in Newport News, Virginia. First of her class, she's the world's largest warship, an awesome achievement in naval Architecture.
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