September 19, 1959
KHRUSHCHEV IS NOT GOING TO DISNEYLAND
Los Angeles, California (JFK+50) Visiting Soviet premier, Nikita Khrushchev, was informed today that he will not be permitted to visit Disneyland during his visit to California.
Mr. Khrushchev, to put it mildly, was not pleased to hear about this decision.
Government officials apparently decided the visit would be too much of a security risk for the Soviet leader.
Earlier, Khrushchev was given a tour of 20th Century Fox studios & was joined for lunch by Frank Sinatra.
September 19, 1957
1ST UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR BOMB DETONATED IN NEVADA
Las Vegas, Nevada (JFK+50) The world’s first underground nuclear explosion occurred today at the Nevada Test Site, 65 miles north of Las Vegas.
The good news is that the test produced no radio active fallout.*
*In 1963, JFK signed the “Limited” Test Ban Treaty which prohibited all testing except underground. In 1996, President Clinton signed the “Comprehensive” Test Ban Treaty which prohibited ALL nuclear testing.
US Nuclear Field Exercise
Troops 6 miles from Blast
November 1, 1951
September 19, 1955
JFK GIVEN AN AUDIENCE WITH THE POPE
Castle Gandolfo, Italy (JFK+50) Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, a Roman Catholic, was received by Pope Pius XII today here at the papal summer residence, Castle Gandolfo.
Senator Kennedy & the Pope discussed communist domination of Poland.
Pope Pius XII
Photo by Ambrosius007
September 19, 1950
CONGRESSMAN KENNEDY WINS PRIMARY
Boston, Massachusetts (JFK+50) Congressman John F. Kennedy won the Democratic Primary today in his bid for re-election to represent the 11th Congressional District of Massachusetts.
The young congressman was 1st elected in 1946 & was re-elected in 1948.
JFK polled 38,322 votes. His closest opponents included Frank Bevilacqua with 4,237 votes & Charles DiSessa with 1,327.
September 19, 1893
NEW ZEALAND 1ST COUNTRY TO GRANT WOMEN RIGHT TO VOTE
Wellington, New Zealand (JFK+50) New Zealand became the 1st nation in the world today to grant national voting rights to women.
The Electoral Bill was signed by Governor Lord Glasgow.*
*The 1st national election in New Zealand following the passage of the Electoral Bill was in November 1893.
List of Countries Granting National Woman Suffrage By Date
New Zealand 1893, Australia 1902, Finland 1906, Norway 1907, Denmark 1915, UK 1918, Czechoslavakia 1918, Austria 1919, Canada 1919, United States 1920.
National Flag of New Zealand
September 19, 1881
PRESIDENT GARFIELD DIES IN NEW JERSEY
Elberon, New Jersey (JFK+50) President James A. Garfield passed away at 10:20 this evening here in Elberon, New Jersey.
The President died from complications of one of the wounds he suffered in an assassination attempt in Washington 80 days ago.
Mr. Garfield’s wife, Lucretia, was by his side at the end.
She said: “Why am I made to suffer this cruel wrong.”
Garfield, who was 49 years old, served as President only 4 months before the shooting.*
*An autopsy would show that pressure from Garfield’s internal wound created an aneurysm which was determined to be the cause of death.
Garfield’s assassin, Charles J. Guiteau, was found guilty of murder & hanged on June 30, 1882.
I find it interesting that Garfield’s chief physician was Doctor Willard Bliss. While he was a Doctor of Medicine, his 1st name was also Doctor. I guess they called him ‘Doctor Doctor Bliss’.
President Garfield’s Casket
Lying in State