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FC: 1962 | Pablo Zaldivar

1: This book gives you a little bit of information about the important events that happened in 1962, according to the song wrote by Billy Joel, We didn’t start the fire. You can find here events from many categories, from sports events to human rights problems. And from Movies to Astronauts, and yes, we have music too. To interest you

2: British epic movie that was released in 1962. This film was based on the life experiences that T.E. Lawrence had while he was in Arabia. This was during World War I. He mentions the attacks that happen in Aqaba and Damascus. He was involved in the Arab National Council. The main themes of the story are the struggle with the violence going on because of the war at the moment.

3: His personal identity. And how he is confused because of his divided allegiance with his native Britain and his armies within the Arabian desert tribes. The main role in this film was played by Peter O Toole. This movie is considered as one of the greatest and the one of the ones that have most influenced the history of cinema. This production won seven academy awards, some of them include, best picture, best director ,best cinematography, best art direction and more and it was nominated by three more.

4: British Beatlemania | The Beatles. A new young group that got his sings in the top hits as soon as they came out. Beatle-mania was a term that was first said in the early 1960s to describe the intense levels of fan frenzy towards The Beatles, during the time of their success. This was both at the actual places where they used to perform and also during their arrivals and departures from an into different locations. The fans would follow them anywhere.

5: The huge fan club was mainly filled by teenage girls. As you can probably imagine the term is a combination of Beatle ( name of the group) and mania. | The term was first said and invented by Andy Cothian, he was a former music producer from Scotland. It was then common to say that you had Beatle-mania.

6: Many fans said they had “Beatle-mania”. This started becoming common in the United States after the Beatles performed there.

7: "Ole Miss" | The university of Mississippi was founded in 1848. It got its name Ole Miss after the huge conflict enrolled by James Meredith and the Gov. At the time, Ross Barnett. James Meredith wanted to enroll in the Mississippi University since it was a university of high prestige, but when Gov. Ross Barnett heard about this, he sent a very clear message. That no black person would attend the states most prestigious white collegee.

8: The Gov. Tried to do everything he could to stop this man from going into the university of Mississippi but once superior members heard about the happening, they decided to let him in the university. Barnett never gave up and they was a fight was carried out because of this problem.

9: John Glenn | John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth. In February of 1962. John Glenn left the Earth with a high goal, to orbit the Earth. He planned on doing this in his spaceship, Friendship 7. It was a historic flight. He circled around the Earth three times in less than five hours while millions and millions of people watched him. His achievement helped the US. Overcome the difficulties they were faced with at the time.

10: Later on in that same year John said to the House Space Committee that he thought no women should be allowed to fly, that they should be excluded from the NASA astronaut program. Even though it came as a shock that such national hero could suggest such a thing against women it was done. No women was in the astronaut program until 1983, Sally Ride had been the first women on it after what was decided.

11: Charles L. “Sonny” Liston was a professional boxer. On his way towards success, all he needed was to beat the actual heavyweight champion at the time. Floyd Patterson. | After Patterson heard the qualities and level Liston had, he tried to avoid fighting him but in 1962 he had no choice but to fight him for the glory, the heavyweight champion. They fought and Charles Liston won by knockout in the 1st round. Patterson had no chance whatsoever against this machine. Liston was one of the most powerful punchers and jammers of the history of boxing. He was even nominated to be in the 15th place in Rings magazines list of the 100 greatest punchers of all time. | Liston Beats Patterson

12: Floyd tried to get back his title and he trained for months. He was going to get his revenge against Liston. They fought again in September. This time the fight lasted two minutes and six seconds, only four seconds shorter than the first fight.

13: Quiz ! | 1.When did the main event take place in the movie? during ... a.War World I b.War World II c.Cold War 2.Why and when was the term Beatle mania invented? 3.What was Gov. Ross Bennett’s message about James Meredith? 4.What was the name of John Glenn’s spaceship? 5.How did Liston beat Patterson in their 1st fight?

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