The year I was born

 

1961

The year I was born

 

I was born on 25 November, 1961, in Coimbra. My parents were farmers. I was their 7th child.

 

Politics

 

John Kennedy became President of the United States.

 

The invasion of Cuba failed. Sierra Leone became independent from the UK.

 The Santa Maria ship was high jacked.

ONU Security council condemned the colonic politics of Portugal.

 The Indian Union invaded the Portugal States in India.

The Berlim Wall was built.

 

 

 Science, Technology

 The contract to the building of Ponte sobre o Tejo bridge was signed.

 

 Yuri Gagarin was the first Man in Space.

 

Alan B. Shepard was the first American in Space.

 

The Tsar, bomb the most power nuclear bomb in history was detonated.

 

Melvin Calvin won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his research on the carbon dioxide assimilation in plants.

 

 Sports, music, entertainment

 

The best motion picture was ‘West Side Story’. Best actor was Maximilian Schell, in ‘Judgment at Nuremberg’; Best actress, Sofia Loren, in ‘Two Women’

 

Filomena Dias, Turma EFA B3C

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