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JFK SPEAKS IN COSTA RICA

March 18, 1963


JFK SPEAKS IN COSTA RICA


President Kennedy opened the President’s Conference today in San Jose, Costa Rica by issuing a call to action against communist expansion in Latin America.


JFK spoke to the presidents of Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua & Panama.


He praised the alliance of American states as the “most enduring of international order in the history of the world.”


The President also said there is a serious challenge to peace in the Americas–the absorption of Cuba into the Soviet sphere of influence.


Vowing that the Americas will never yield to tyranny & the US will support Central American states against communism, JFK promised….


“together we will build a wall around Cuba…of dedicated men determined to protect their freedom & their sovereignty.”



       JFK Motorcade in Costa Rica


March 18, 1963


SUPREME COURTS RULES IN GIDEON v. WAINWRIGHT


The United States Supreme Court today handed down its decision in the case of Gideon v. Wainwright.


The Court ruled that the states are required to provide legal counsel to criminal defendants who are unable to pay for their own defense.



United States Supreme Court Building


March 18, 1965


SOVIET COSMONAUT GOES FOR WALK IN SPACE


A Soviet cosmonaut has become the 1st man to walk in space.  He is Aleksei Leonov.


Leonov walked outside his spacecraft, Voskhod II, for 12 minutes.



          Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov


March 18, 1962


JFK WANTS US-USSR TO COOPERATE IN SPACE


President Kennedy sent a letter to Chairman Nikita Khrushchev of the Soviet Union on March 7 asking for cooperation in space exploration the White House announced today.


JFK detailed the following items in his letter:


a. establishment of a weather satellite
b. cooperation in building a radio-tracking station
c. the launching of a satellite to map the earth’s magnetic field
d. work with other nations in satellite communication
e. the exchange of knowledge in space medicine


JFK concluded his letter with these words:


“The tasks are so challenging, the cost so great….that we must try every possibility of sharing these tasks & costs (while) minimizing the risks.”



     Khrushchev & JFK in Vienna


March 18, 1959


IKE SIGNS HAWAII STATEHOOD BILL


President Eisenhower signed the bill today to make Hawaii the 50th state.


Hawaii statehood will officially take effect on August 21, 1959.



President Eisenhower Makes Hawaii 50th State


March 18, 1940


HITLER & MUSSOLINI ARE ALLIES


Adolf Hitler of Germany & Benito Mussolini of Italy met today in the Brenner Pass of the Alps to form an alliance against France and Great Britain.



            Mussolini & Hitler


Note:  I apologize to my readers for getting my posting to you so late today.  I have been “on the road” most of the day.  Thanks for your understanding.

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