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Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962. With the world watching the historic and live-televised event, Glenn orbited the Earth three times in his space capsule, Friendship 7. Four hours and 55 minutes after ignition, John Glenn and Friendship 7 returned to Earth and splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean.

The John Glenn Story, 1963

From the series: Headquarters’ Films Relating to Aeronautics, 1962 - 1981,Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Clips from the construction of the Jungle Cruise in Disneyland. From “Disneyland Goes to the World’s Fair” (1964). I love the crocodile surfing! More vintage Disney.

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ABC Monday Night Lineup - January 1964

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January 13, 1968: Johnny Cash Performs in Folsom Prison
In a bid to turn around sagging commercial sales, Johnny Cash revitalized his career with two shows that were recorded and performed live for inmates at Folsom Prison.
Check out PBS NewsHour’s report on Johnny Cash’s musical and cultural legacy.

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January 13, 1968: Johnny Cash Performs in Folsom Prison

In a bid to turn around sagging commercial sales, Johnny Cash revitalized his career with two shows that were recorded and performed live for inmates at Folsom Prison.

Check out PBS NewsHour’s report on Johnny Cash’s musical and cultural legacy.

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The Beatles - From Us To You (26th December 1963) Part 2

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The Beatles - From Us To You (26th December 1963) Part 1

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The Beatles Christmas Message at Astoria - December 24, 1963

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Pathé News filmed the Beatles at the ABC Cinema in Manchester, England on November 20, 1963.  This 8-minute newsreel was shown for a week starting on December 22, 1963.

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The Beatles - Saturday Club (21st December, 1963) part 2

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The Beatles - Saturday Club (21st December 1963) part 1