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S: By: Alvaro Villegas

BC: John Glenn: http://www.teachersparadise.com/ency/nl/media/2/2c/john_glenn_mercury__small_.jpg http://www.audiologyonline.com/management/uploads/interviews/john_glenn3.gif http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DofLEXUVwIE/R7xVKQEeFPI/AAAAAAAADMs/xdESr5S7eEI/s400/john%2Bglenn.jpg Liston Beats Patterson http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/the-top-ten-most-feared sportsmen/2006/03/26/1143084063248.html http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41398000/jpg/_41398293_floyd_liston416.jpg http://media.photobucket.com/image/old%20boxing%20glove/evaiksno/boxing_gloves.jpg Ole Miss http://www.liu.edu/CWIS/CWP/LIBRARY/african/2000/1962_00.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/James_Meredith.jpg http://www.exhibitoronline.com/corpevent/images/summer08/largeviews/rep2.jpg http://media.sunherald.com/smedia/2008/09/20/15/283-MississippiriotsP4.standalone.prod_affiliate.77.jpg Lawrence of Arabia http://goneelsewhere.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/lawrence-of-arabiaposter.jpg http://thecia.com.au/reviews/l/images/lawrence-of-arabia-18.jpg British Beatlemania http://word-of-mouth-advertising.com/marketing/look-within/images/beatles.jpg http://lisawallerrogers.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/beatlemania.jpg | PIcture Bibliography

FC: We Didn't Start the Fire | 1962

1: This book is based on key events that happened during 1962. It explains why Billy Joel mentioned these characters and events in his hit song "We didn't Start the Fire" | Introduction

2: Lawrence of Arabia | 1962

3: Lawrence of Arabia is one of the most influential films of its time, based on the life of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence of the British Army. The movie narrarates the extraordinary experience of T.E Lawrence during the Arab Revolt against the Turks during WWI that took place between 1916-1918. Released in December 10th 1962, the movie became a huge success, with 10 Academy Awards nominations, out of which 7 Oscars were granted including; best picture, best sound, best director and several others. Starring Peter O'Toole as T.E Lawrence, Omar Sharif as Sheriff Ali ibn el Kharish, Anthony Quinn as Auda abu Tayi only to name a few. The film takes us through the attacks on Aqaba and Damascus and the personal identity struggles of Lawrence. The film had a budget of $12 million, however because of its success it made more than $20 million in the box-office insuring a spot in the top 100 movies of all times. | Sold | Sold Out

4: John Glenn | John Herschel Glenn, Jr. was born in Cambridge, Ohio, on July 18, 1921 and became the first American to orbit the Earth during the February, 20th 1962 Friendship 7 mission. He was able to successfully orbit the earth three times onboard of the spacecraft Mercury-Atlas 6. The mission was launched from Kennedy Space Center, in Florida, it took 4 hours 55 minutes and 23 seconds to orbit the world 3 times, at an average speed of 17,500 miles per hour and a distance of approximately 81,000 miles. Landing 800 miles away from the space center near Grand Turk Island. Glenns accomplishment gave the US NASA program a huge boost, becoming a political and a scientific event of great significance. As Glenn returned to Earth he was proclaimed as a hero, he was welcomed with open arms, giving and providing the US not only with a scientific accomplishment but more importantly bringing the American spirit to new heights.

5: British Beatlemania | The Beatles became a sensation during 1962, their popularity came to such an extreme that the British Beatlemania occurred. The band was formed in Liverpool 1960 however its phenomenon took place during 1962. The band consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. The British rock band raised the bar for the music industry, nobody could ever reach their heights. Fanatics or also known as Beatlemaniacs idolized the rock band in such a way that in appreciation young teenage girls would go crazy for them, they would throw themselves at them, they’d even throw their panties at them. At some point things just got a little bit out of hand, Beatlemeniacs were starting to makeup myths about how a song said that Paul McCarthy was dead. Beatlemaniacs had taken their Idolization for the band to a whole new level, everybody new about the Beatles they were the new sensation.

6: Ole Miss

7: On January 31, 1961 James Meredith an African American boy applied to the University of Mississippi. Before summiting, he sent a letter to Thurgood Marshall of the Legal Defense and Education Fund just incase a racist act against him. Ole Miss didn’t respond to his submission, they waited until the submission deadline was over and denied getting an application request from Meredith. James immediately contacted the US Justice Department and asked them to do something about the situation. In May 1961, after applying the second time and getting no respond he got the NAACP to file a suit in US District court, demanding that the University of Mississippi had denied his application do to his skin color. On September 10, 1962 after one year of filing demands against the University, the US Supreme Court found in favor of James Meredith. After the school was ordered to allow James to apply, Ross Barnet the governor of Mississippi once again denied his application. That’s when the bombshell exploded thousands of people began protesting against the integration of the university. What first started of as a peaceful protest ended up is a violent disaster. On October 1962 James Meredith attended to his first day of class in Ole Miss. The riot was described as a landmark civil rights event.

8: On September 25, 1962 one of the most epic fights in history took place. A fight that determined the heavyweight boxing champion, the king of boxing, it was the beginning of end of a boxing carrier. Known as The Big Ugly Bear against The Rabbit, Sonny Liston as the Big Ugly Bear, and Floyd Patterson as the rabbit. After being one of the most successful boxers ever seen, winning 36 out of 38 profights, Floyed Patterson lost his winning strike and his title to Sony Liston. They say that the winner of the fight was already decided because of the mean strong stereotype that Liston had, there was no way that Patterson could win. The fight was the biggest sport event of the year, only after 2 minutes and six seconds of fighting Liston won by knockout and took the title. After the epic fight Liston became indestructible, they both had another rematch however Patterson failed again and stood defeated against his number one rival. | Liston Beats Patterson

10: Quiz | 1.How many Oscars did Lawrence of Arabia win? 2.How long did it take to orbit the earth 3 times? 3.Who became the heavy weight champion after the fight? 4.The members of the band “The Beatles” consisted of ___________ _____________ ___________ ___________. 5.What was the reason of the Ole Miss riot??

11: 1.Elert, Nicolet V. International Dictionary of Films and Flimakers. Detroit: St.James Press, 1997. Print. 2.Kinn, Gail. Four Star Movies. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal, 2003. Print. 3.“September 30, 1962: Ole Miss riot.” University of Mississippi. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Apr. 2010. . 4.Warren, Holly George. The Rolling Stones Encyclopides of Rock and Roll. New York: Rolling Stones Press, 2001. Print. 5.“The Years of Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’ - 1962.” BBC. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Apr. 2010. . 6.“Astronaut Bio: John Glenn, Jr.” NASA. N.p., Jan. 1999. Web. 8 Apr. 2010. . | Bibliography

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