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Transcript of Timeline
Sprite is introduced by Coca-Cola.
After a two-year stint, Elvis Presley returns from Germany.
President Dwight Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960 into law.
ZIP Codes are introduced in the U.S.
The first episode of the BBC television series Doctor Who is broadcast in the United Kingdom.
Two thirds of the world's automobiles are in the United States.
From Russia With Love was shown in US theaters.
Country singer Jim Reeves (40) is killed when his private plane crashes in thunderstorm near Nashville Tennessee.
3.5 billion dollars worth of vending machine sales.
A Charlie Brown Christmas, the first Peanuts television special, debuts on CBS.
Medicare bill passes.
34 people die in Watts ghetto riot.
The DNA genetic code is broken.
President Kennedy advises all "prudent families" to have a bomb shelter.
Baseball player Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hits his 61st home run in the last game of the season, against the Boston Red Sox, beating the 34-year-old record held by Babe Ruth.
October 22 - In a televised address, U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces to the nation the existence of Soviet missiles in Cuba.
American Broadcasting Company (ABC) begins color telecast for 3.5 hours a week.
Diet Rite is the first sugar-free soda introduced.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, narrated by Boris Karloff, is shown for the first time on CBS.
It will become an annual Christmas tradition, and the best-loved film ever based on a Dr. Seuss book.
U.S. troop strength in Vietnam is 400,000. U.S. deaths: 6,358. Enemy deaths: 77,115.
The first Acid Test is conducted at the Fillmore, San Francisco.
Dr. Christian Barnard performs the first heart transplant.
Richard Nixon is elected President.
Neil Armstrong walks on the moon.