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June 23, 1961: USAF Major Robert M. White becomes first to pilot fly a plane "a mile per second" (3,600 mph) Robert M. White.jpg
June 23, 1961: USAF Major Robert M. White becomes first to pilot fly a plane "a mile per second" (3,600 mph)
June 29, 1961: Thor-Able II rocket puts 3 satellites and 298 pieces of space junk into orbit Thor Able Star with Transit 4A, Solrad 3 and Injun 1 (Jun. 29, 1961).jpg
June 29, 1961: Thor-Able II rocket puts 3 satellites and 298 pieces of space junk into orbit
June 3, 1961: Soviet Premier Khrushchev tries to intimidate U.S. President Kennedy John Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev 1961.jpg
June 3, 1961: Soviet Premier Khrushchev tries to intimidate U.S. President Kennedy

The following events occurred in June 1961:

Contents

June 1, 1961 (Thursday)

June 2, 1961 (Friday)

June 3, 1961 (Saturday)

June 4, 1961 (Sunday)

June 5, 1961 (Monday)

June 6, 1961 (Tuesday)

June 7, 1961 (Wednesday)

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Japanese beetle

June 8, 1961 (Thursday)

June 9, 1961 (Friday)

June 10, 1961 (Saturday)

June 11, 1961 (Sunday)

June 12, 1961 (Monday)

June 13, 1961 (Tuesday)

June 14, 1961 (Wednesday)

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The President's convertible

June 15, 1961 (Thursday)

Ulbricht says no wall will be built in Berlin Bundesarchiv Bild 183-J1231-1002-002 Walter Ulbricht, Neujahrsansprache.jpg
Ulbricht says no wall will be built in Berlin

June 16, 1961 (Friday)

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Nureyev

June 17, 1961 (Saturday)

June 18, 1961 (Sunday)

June 19, 1961 (Monday)

June 20, 1961 (Tuesday)

June 21, 1961 (Wednesday)

June 22, 1961 (Thursday)

June 23, 1961 (Friday)

June 24, 1961 (Saturday)

June 25, 1961 (Sunday)

June 26, 1961 (Monday)

June 27, 1961 (Tuesday)

June 28, 1961 (Wednesday)

June 29, 1961 (Thursday)

June 30, 1961 (Friday)

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Vienna summit Summit meeting in Vienna, Austria

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September 1960 Month of 1960

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May 1961 Month of 1961

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July 1961 Month of 1961

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American University speech

The American University speech, titled "A Strategy of Peace", was a commencement address delivered by United States President John F. Kennedy at the American University in Washington, D.C., on Monday, June 10, 1963. Delivered at the height of his rhetorical powers and widely considered one of his most powerful speeches, Kennedy not only outlined a plan to curb nuclear arms, but also "laid out a hopeful, yet realistic route for world peace at a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union faced the potential for an escalating nuclear arms race." In the speech, Kennedy announced his agreement to negotiations "toward early agreement on a comprehensive test ban treaty" and also announced, for the purpose of showing "good faith and solemn convictions", his decision to unilaterally suspend all U.S. atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons as long as all other nations would do the same. Noteworthy are his comments that the United States was seeking a goal of "complete disarmament" of nuclear weapons and his vow that America "will never start a war". The speech was unusual in its peaceful outreach to the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War, and is remembered as one of Kennedy's finest and most important speeches.

September 1961 Month of 1961

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October 1961 Month of 1961

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November 1961 Month of 1961

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February 1962 Month of 1962

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The United States foreign policy during the presidency of John F. Kennedy from 1961 to 1963 included John F. Kennedy's diplomatic and military initiatives in Western Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin America, all conducted amid considerable Cold War tensions with the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Kennedy deployed a new generation of foreign policy experts, dubbed "the best and the brightest". In his inaugural address Kennedy encapsulated his Cold War stance: "Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate".

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November 1962 Month of 1962

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June 1963 Month of 1963

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