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DYLAN RECORDS "BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND"

July 9, 1962


DYLAN RECORDS “BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND”


Folk singer Bob Dylan recorded a song today that he says he wrote in just 10 minutes:  “Blowin’ in the Wind”.*


*It will be a year later when the recording is released on Bob Dylan’s breakthrough album Freewheelin’.  


The song will later become a hit for “Peter, Paul & Mary” & launch Dylan’s career.


“Yes, how many years can a mountain exist
   Before it’s washed to the sea?
  Yes, how many years can some people exist
    Before they’re allowed  to be free?
  Yes, how many times can a man turn his head
     And pretend that he just doesn’t see?
   The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,
     The answer is blowin’ in the wind.”





July 9, 1960


SENATOR KENNEDY ARRIVES IN LA


Senator John F. Kennedy, having won all the Democratic primaries he has entered this election year, arrived in Los Angeles today for the 1960 Democratic National Convention.


Having a big lead in committed delegates, the young Massachusetts senator is expected to win the Democratic presidential nomination.



Senator Kennedy Arrives in Los Angeles
                          July 9, 1960
                 JFK Library Photo


July 9, 1960


IKE & KHRUSHCHEV EXCHANGE HEATED WORDS


Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev & US President Dwight D. Eisenhower exchanged heated words today that will heat up the Cold War.


In Moscow, Khrushchev warned that the USSR is prepared to use nuclear missiles to protect Cuba from US intervention.


Khrushchev said:


“One should not forget that now the US is no longer at an unreachable distance from the Soviet Union as it was before.”


President Eisenhower, in response, said that the United States will not countenance…


“the establishment of a regime dominated by international communism in the Western Hemisphere.”*


*The CIA plan to train anti-Castro Cubans to attack Cuba was already underway at this time.  It would be left, however, to President Kennedy to give his approval of the plan & see that it would be carried out.



               Eisenhower & Khrushchev
          http://www.eisenhowerinstitute.org


July 9, 1962


JFK WELCOMES HOME 132nd FROM GERMANY


President John F. Kennedy welcomed troops from the 132nd Tactical Control Group on their return from Germany today.


The American forces had been sent to Germany last year in the wake of violent demonstrations in opposition to the building of the Berlin Wall.



  US military forces in Berlin (1961)


July 9, 1850


PRESIDENT TAYLOR DIES SUDDENLY


The President of the United States, Zachary Taylor, died suddenly today at the age of 65.


President Taylor has been in office only 16 months.


Taylor will be succeeded by his vice-president, Millard Fillmore.


The cause of death is given as cholera.*


*There has been some debate that Zachary Taylor might have been poisoned but this idea is just speculation.



        President Zachary Taylor Tomb
                   Louisville, Kentucky

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