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Old 16-05-2014, 06:56 PM   #354
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1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday of the G calendar, the 1962nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 962nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 62nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1960s decade..They were drawn to each other by the similar isolation of their childhoods..2 years later, in 1961, their engagement was announced; but the wedding was put off for more than a year because astrologers in both Sikkim and India warned that 1962 was an inauspicious year for marriages...

Jan 1 - The United States Navy SEALs are activated. SEAL Team 1 is commissioned in the Pacific Fleet and SEAL Team 2 in the Atlantic Fleet/2 - BBC television broadcasts the first episode of Z-Cars, noted as a realistic portrayal of the police\3 - Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome/8 – Harmelen train disaster: 93 die in the worst Dutch rail disaster\10 – Avalanche Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy 7 villages & kill 3,500/15- Dutch & Indonesian navy encounter in Etna Bay New Guinea\18 – Union-Castle Line ship RMS Transvaal Castle (1961) makes her maiden voyage Southampton–Durban, perhaps the last major British ship built to enter the regular passenger ocean liner trade- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site- US begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas/20- "Kean" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 - Snow falls in San Francisco\22– James Hanratty goes on trial for the A6 murder. He denies the murder of 36-year-old Michael Gregsten and the attempted murder of Mr Gregsten's mistress Valerie Storie, who was paralysed by a gunshot wound..He was 1 of 4 sons born to James and Mary Hanratty, in Farnborough, Kent; the family later moved to Wembley/23 - British spy Kim Philby defects to USSR - Libya, Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia plan to form United Arab Maghreb\26 – Ranger 3 is launched to study the Moon; it later misses the Moon by 22,000 miles/30 – 2 of the high-wire "Flying Wallendas" are killed, when their famous 7-person pyramid collapses during a performance in Detroit, Michigan\31- Samuel Gravely assumes command of destroyer escort "USS Falgout"..Z Cars an episode from 1964 'Happy Families' BBC - YouTube..The Semitic symbol was the se7enth letter, named zayin which possibly meant "weapon"..The number of spacetime dimensions in bosonic string theory..The atomic number of iron..Messier object M26, a magnitude 9.5 open cluster in the constellation Scutum is a small constellation introduced in the 17th century.. Its name is Latin for shield..Coincidentally, the Chinese also identified these stars with battle armor, incorporating them into the larger asterism known as Tien Pien, i.e., the Heavenly Casque (or Helmet)... And if any of you got anything to say about me or my crew, you say it now...You think I'm gonna let a flake like you marry my little sister..A flake from Snowflake.. How poetic, I like that- ...

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