SARATOGA LAUNCHED The mightiest ship of war in history, the carrier Saratoga, is launched at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Boasting more powerful turbines than her sister ship, the Forrestal, the Saratoga is the 6th U.S. ship to wear her combat-honored name.
ANTI-COMMUNIST RALLIES IN WEST GERMANY - 2 Faces in the crowd listen to rally speakers at anti-communist demonstration in West Germany. In West Berlin, a crowd watches the ceremonial lighting of the torch of freedom. Chancellor Willie Brandt delivers a speech to the crowd and then marches with them in the parade.
GENERAL GEORGE PATTON JR. IS MEMORIALIZED General George S. Patton, Jr. is honored by the town he liberated during World War II. Ambassador to France, James Gavin takes part in the ceremonies. A statue of Patton is dedicated.
MEXICAN PRESIDENT VISITS U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower warmly greets the President of Mexico, Adolfo Lopez Mateos, and his family, arriving at Washington to return President Eisenhower's visit of last February. After arrival ceremonies, Senor Lopez Mateos visits Mount Vernon, home and shrine of George Washington, to pay tribute to the father of this country.
NEW CARDINALS ELEVATED In the Vatican, Pope John XXIII elevates 8 new Cardinals, two of them Americans, to the Sacred College in solemn consistory rites. Later, in unprecedented ceremonies at which are present the 3 American Cardinals, Cardinal Spellman of New York, Cardinal Meyer of Chicago and Cardinal Muench of North Dakota, a decree is read before the Pope declaring venerable, Mother Seton, who may become the first U.S.-born saint. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
LBJ AND LADY BIRD JOHNSON AT THE WHITE HOUSE President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife Lady Bird celebrate their wedding anniversary at the White House. The first lady helps inaugurated the annual Christmas Seal Drive as she accepts a pin from actress Betsy Palmer.
POPE JOHN XXIII BLESSES THE LAMB OF GOD Pope John XXIII, shortly after celebrating his 78th birthday, performs the never-before-filmed rite of blessing the Lamb of God, a rare and sacred event that occurs only once in 7 years, which involves wax discs bearing the imprinted effigy of the holy lamb are immersed in balm and then distributed to Roman Catholic churches worldwide. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
NEW GRAND DUKE OF LUXEMBOURG Grand Duchess Charlotte steps down from the throne of the Duchy of Luxembourg. Her son becomes the Grand Duke Jean. He greets the public from the balcony as the crowds wave back in approval.
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