August 11, 1963
STRONTIUM 90 LEVELS DOUBLE IN MILK SUPPLY
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) U.S. public health officials today announced that nuclear tests in the atmosphere conducted last year have doubled the levels of strontium 90 found in US milk supplies.
Strontium 90 is known as a “bone seeker” which causes bone cancer & leukemia.*
8 year old girl’s baby teeth
*Dr. Louise Reiss did a study of baby teeth which showed that children born in 1963 had levels of strontium 90 up to 50 times higher than children born before atmospheric nuclear testing.
This study helped convince JFK to negotiate for a Nuclear Test Ban which would prohibit testing anywhere but underground.
August 11, 1962
BOHLEN NAMED US AMBASSADOR TO FRANCE
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) President John F. Kennedy today named Charles E. Bohlen as United States ambassador to France.
Ambassador Bohlen was born in Clayton, New York & graduated from Harvard in 1927.*
*Bohlen served as French ambassador until his retirement in January 1969.
Charles E. Bohlen
US Ambassador to France
August 11, 1965
RIOTS BREAK OUT IN WATTS
Los Angeles, California (JFK+50) At 7 p.m. (PDT) Marquette Frye, an African-American, was stopped by a California Highway Patrolman for reckless driving in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Soon after Frye’s arrest, a riot broke out among about 200 people who had gathered on the scene.
Rocks & other objects were thrown by the mob at the officers. Rioting continued for the next 4 hours.*
*The Watts Riots will continue for 6 days with 34 dead, more than a thousand wounded & over 3400 arrested.
President Ronald Reagan
Reagan Library Photo