|July 1925 - December 1970|
|Gus Wilson's Model Garage|
1962 Table of Contents
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In the News...
● Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr., is first American to orbit Earth - three times in 4 hr 55 min (Feb. 20).
● France transfers sovereignty to new republic of Algeria (July 3).
● Cuban missile crisis - USSR to build missile bases in Cuba; Kennedy orders Cuban blockade, lifts blockade after Russians back down (Aug.ľNov.).
● James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registers at University of Mississippi (Oct. 1).
● Cuba releases 1,113 prisoners of 1961 invasion attempt (Dec. 24).
● Burundi, Jamaica, Western Samoa, Uganda, and Trinidad and Tobago become independent.
● William Faulkner wins Pulitzer for The Reivers.
● Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.
● First Studebaker Avanti produced